KIA Picanto

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(2014) Kia Picanto EX (5dr 5 seat Hatch Back)

New Picanto introduced July 2011 with 3 variants, LX 5MT, LX 4AT & EX 4AT with what Kia claims is NZ's most economical petrol engine. 60mm longer than its predecessor though still occupying slightly less than 3.6 metres. Wheelbase is stretched 15mm, which translates into more pass space (36mm greater front leg room) & 27% more luggage space (200L).

Features signature 'tiger-nose' grille. Daytime running lamps on both models (LED on Picanto EX) & bluetooth handsfree (LX auto & EX auto). 2-spoke sport steering wheel. Kia's EcoDynamics technology in the entry-level 5MT ISG (Idle/Stop & Go) model, (1st car in its class to offer fuel-saving ISG technology, switches off the engine when idling & restarts as the clutch is depressed).

4AT LX & EX models use an improved 4-stage AT. New suspension system with front MacPherson struts & rear coupled torsion beam axle. Interior features A/C, remote central locking, power windows, power/heated door mirrors, trip computer, daytime running lights, in-cabin headlight adjustment & MP3 player.

The EX model moves up from 14in to 15in alloys, front fog lights, LED front & rear lights, leather steering wheel with audio controls (also standard on LX 4AT), more luxurious upholstery, height adjustable driver's seat (also standard on LX 4AT) & reverse warning sensors.

General Info

Price $20990
Shape Hatch Back
No. Doors 5
Seats 5
Seatrows 2
Badges EX


Wheelbase 2385
Minimum Clearance 142
Height 1480
Length 3595
Width 1595




Brakes Rear solid disc
Front disc, vented
Entertainment & Communication CD player
6-speaker audio system
AM/FM tuner
iPod compatible
MP3 player
Audio input jack, AUX & USB compatible
Exterior Roof mounted micro antenna
Side sill moulding
Door mirror's, heated
Interior A/C VENTING
Multi-function trip computer
Cloth interior trim
Manual transmission with gear shift indicator
Cup holders, front dual retractable
Drink bottle holders in front doors
Kia ECO-light economy mode
Lighting Projector beam headlights
Front fog lights
LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
Automatic headlights with welcome/escort functions
Interior lighting, adjustable
Rear fog lights
Mechanical Automatic Stop/Start engine function, turns off engine when vehicle comes to temporarily stop
Safety EBD Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
BAS Brake Assist System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
HSA Hill Start Assist
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Front seatbelt load limiters
Child safety rear door locks
Seatbelt warning reminders
Driver's knee airbag
Seatbelts rear, diagonal ELR x3
Head restraints, height adjustable, front & rear
ESP Electronic Stability Programme
ISOFIX child seat anchorage points x2
Side curtain airbags, front & rear
Dual side airbags
Dual front airbags with passenger isolating switch


Engine Name Kappa II 1.25L DOHC CVVT
Engine Description Kappa II, 1.25L DOHC CVVT Petrol
Drive Train 2WD
Compress Ratio 10.5
Valve Train DOHC
Fuel Tank Capacity 35
BasicFuelType Petrol
Capacity 1248
Cylinder Count 4
Bore 71
Stroke 78.8
Valves Per Cylinder 4
Transmission Manufacturer unknown
Transmission Type Automatic
Torque Nm 123
Torque RPM 4000
Power Kw 64
Power RPM 6000
Economy Combined 5.6
CO2 Emissions 130


Kerb Weight Min 870
Kerb Weight Max 960

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