KIA Picanto

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Things we like in Picanto

Compact dimensions make it easy to drive

Premium features on offer

Things we don't like in Picanto

Rear seat space can be limited for taller people

The interior has begun to show its age

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Recent Updates of Picanto

The Picanto still comes in two trim levels, Standard and Top, and Kia hasn't made any significant alterations to it for the UAE market. This Kia 5-seat hatchback is propelled by a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder engine that generates 122 Nm of torque and 85 horsepower. The engine is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The Picanto comes equipped with a number of safety features, such as an anti-lock braking system with EBD and brake assist, electronic stability control, hill start assist, emergency stop signaling, tyre pressure monitoring, six airbags, ISOFIX child mounts, etc.

KIA Picanto Variants

There are 5 variants available of Picanto: 1.2L Top AT, 1.2L STD AT, Kappa 1.2 MPI Engine, 1.2L Base and 1.2L Top.

KIA Picanto Features

The feature list of Picanto includes Central Locking and Power Door Locks in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, Automatic Headlamps, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Foldable Rear Seat, Remote Trunk Opener, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Cup Holders-Front, Bottle Holder, Keyless Entry and Centre Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, CD Player, Speakers Front and Speakers Rear.

KIA Picanto Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Odometer and Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank.

KIA Picanto Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Front, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Rear Window Defogger, Alloy Wheels, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator, Integrated Antenna and Remote Fuel Lid Opener.

KIA Picanto Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Passenger Airbag, Driver Airbag, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Crash Sensor, Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams and Door Ajar Warning.

KIA Picanto Competitors

The Picanto Competitors are: KIA Rio 5-Door, Mitsubishi Mirage, BMW 1 Series 5 Door, GMC Sierra and GMC Savana.

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KIA Picanto Price UAE

KIA Picanto price list is not officially available in UAE. Find the best price by requesting callback from KIA dealers.

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KIA Picanto 1.2L Top AT
Automatic, 1198 cc
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KIA Picanto 1.2L STD AT
Automatic, 1198 cc
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KIA Picanto Videos

Watch latest video reviews of KIA Picanto to know about its interiors, exteriors, performance, mileage and more.

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  • Picanto 1.2L Top AT
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KIA Picanto Review 2024

The Picanto is the smallest and most affordable car from Kia in the UAE car market and is one of the few entry-level compact cars available in the market. Known for its city-friendly driving dynamics and efficiency, the Kia Picanto is one of the most preferred choices for first-time car owners. The Kia Picanto is available in the UAE in eleven colour options, namely Clear White, Sparkling Silver, Titanium Silver, Aurora Black, Alice Blue, Shiny Red, Milky Beige, Celestial Blue, Pop Orange, Lime Light, and Honey Bee.

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Body Type Hatchback

KIA Picanto Interior & Features

For its size and price, the Kia Picanto gets a well-appointed cabin, which has acceptable levels of quality and equipment. While the cabin has a pleasant design, there’s no denying the fact that it has started to show its age.

The simple-looking driver’s cockpit of the Picanto comes with a three-spoke multi-functional steering wheel with Y-shaped satin silver lower spoke and an informative instrument console with an LCD MID in the middle. The upper centre console of the dashboard of the Picanto has a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system and unique-looking AC vents, separated by a fine satin silver line across the dashboard’s width.

The corners of the dashboard come with vertically-aligned ovular AC vents, while the lower centre console has a panel for automatic climate control switches and cup holders. Other features gracing the cabin of the Picanto include alloy pedals, a sunroof, and electronically adjustable and foldable rearview mirrors.

Picanto Exterior

The Picanto might not be as flashy and cutting-edge to look at, as many new-age modern offerings from the Korean carmaker in the SUV segment. The overall design of the Kia Picanto has existed in the same form for a long time now. However, even today, the Picanto has a likeable design, which makes it one of the cutest-looking cars on sale.

At the front, the Picanto has a touch of aggressiveness with the horizontally-stretched tiger-nose grille with chrome garnish on its upper and lower edges. The grille is flanked by large headlamps housings, which have angular inner edges and curved outer designs. These headlamp housings come integrated with projector bulbs and daytime running LEDs. The front bumper of the Picanto features vertically-aligned triangular housings for the projector fog lamps and a large trapezoidal air dam in the middle.

The Kia Picanto showcases its compact size and stance in the best form when viewed sideways. The slightly-flared and well-contoured rounded front and rear fender arches add some character to the side profile. In the top-spec versions, the Kia Picanto comes with 15-inch alloy wheels. Further cuteness is assured by a slightly rounded roofline, towards the C-pillar.

At the back, the Kia Picanto gets distinctive-looking C-shaped tail lamps, which come with refreshing LED inserts. The boot lid has a rather clean design, with the rear bumper getting additional triangular lamps on the corners. The Picanto also comes with a roof-mounted spoiler with integrated brake light and rear wiper, washer, and defogger.

KIA Picanto Ride & Handling

Available with a front-wheel drive configuration as standard, the Kia Picanto comes with a suspension combination of MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the rear. The Picanto measures 3595mm long, 1595mm wide, and 1495mm tall, which makes it one of the smallest and easiest cars to drive in the UAE. Adding more ease and joy to the driveability of the Kia Picanto is its light steering setup.

Picanto Engine & Fuel Consumption

The UAE market is currently receiving the Kia Picanto with the 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine as the standard powertrain choice. Available with a 4-speed automatic gearbox as standard, this smooth and refined petrol engine produces 84 PS of maximum power and 122 Nm of maximum torque.

KIA Picanto Braking & Safety

The Kia Picanto is armed with a basic set of safety features, the list of which comprises dual front, side and curtain airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse parking sensors, reverse camera, electronic stability control and hill start assist.

Picanto Verdict

The compact dimensions and light steering setup make the Kia Picanto a very urban-friendly car to drive. While the interior space is at a premium, given the compact dimensions, the Picanto impresses with the number of features and a loveable design for the price at which it is being offered.

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  • Perfect commuting partner for urban life

    The Kia Picanto offers an engaging driving experience adding excitement to everyday urban life. Its responsive engine and nimble handling make it a...

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    Hanan May 27, 2024 for KIA Picanto
  • Peppy yet powerful

    The Kia Picanto is a small car with big personality, ready to tackle the urban landscape with ease. Despite its compact size, packs a punch in terms...

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    Andrew Jan 17, 2024 for KIA Picanto
  • One of the best small cars

    Kia Picanto is a city-focused small car that has made my daily commutes fuss-free. When I drove it for the first time, I was happy that I had made a...

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    Kashif Jun 07, 2023 for KIA Picanto
  • Compact and convenient

    I have recently bought the KIA Picanto, and I feel it is one of the best hatchbacks to buy for people who need an affordable, economical, and fun to...

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    yunus Feb 28, 2023 for KIA Picanto
  • Classy Model!

    With logical ingenuity, the stylish dashboard of the Picanto organizes the controls for the climate, entertainment, and driving. It appears to be...

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    Mohammed Jan 09, 2023 for KIA Picanto
  • The mini luxurious car with superior quality of performance

    This five seater hatchback car drew my attention on the very first day I had a glimpse of this. The car looks very cute due to its unique design. You...

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    rabah Nov 30, 2019 for KIA Picanto
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