Picanto pulls on the good gear

Kia’s baby Picanto has added fashion statement to the attributes that have seen the brand’s entry-model soar to the top of the pops in the micro segment of the market.

Since the launch of the new generation Picanto just 12 months ago, the little car that can has dominated a segment driven by affordability, by adding style and practicality.

In January the style factor was given a major polish with the release of the sporty Australian Open edition.

So enthusiastic was the welcome that it is now a full-time member of the Kia family.

“The Picanto GT-Line is just one more endorsement of our belief that there is a desire from the market for a practical, stylish and affordable car at that end of the market,” Kia boss, Damien Meredith, said.

“From the outset we were confident that there was opportunity in that micro segment, but it had to be the right car promoted in the right way.

“Picanto has proven that belief and the GT-Line is just one more way for us to support our original confidence.”

In line with the Australian Open edition, the GT-Line Picanto will sport 16-inch alloy wheels, GT-Line badging, premium seats with red accents, alloy sports pedals, 6-speaker sound system, LED position lamps and DRLs as well as the GT-Line trim package with contrasting body accents, dual exhaust tip and body kit.

The Picanto GT-Line will be available in automatic only and come in select colours – Clear White or one of three premium colours as a $520 option  — Aurora Black, Titanium Silver or Signal Red.

The Picanto GT-Line is priced at $17,490 drive away and comes with Kia’s standard 7-year warranty, 7-year roadside assist and 7-year capped-price servicing.

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