Car reviews - Kia - Picanto - GT
Kia adds some much-needed spice to its dominant Picanto with turbocharged GT
21 Jan 2019
IT’S the model that was destined to fail for Kia, the one that made rival brands giggle when its launch was announced, but nearly three years later, it is the Picanto that’s having the last laugh as it rules the sales charts.
This micro car’s dominance cannot be understated, having commanded a massive 69.0 per cent share of its segment in 2018, which is reason enough for the Korean brand to capitalise on the success and add a new flagship to the Picanto line-up.
The GT is not quite entering hot-hatch territory, but it is armed with a turbocharged petrol engine and a manual transmission, so its foundations are seemingly strong. To find out if the cream really does rise to the top, we put the spiciest Picanto yet through its paces.
Model release date: 1 January 2019
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