Kia want to make you blush this year!
Kia want to make you blush this year! By adding a touch of pink to the Picanto range. ‘Fuchsia Blush’ is now available to order on grades ‘2’ and ‘3’ on 5 door models, priced as standard metallic paint £445.
If adding a splash of girly colour isn’t for you, and less colour is perhaps more then maybe the Picanto ‘White’ is the car for you? Uniquely available with Clear White paintwork, and in three-door guise, this highly specified model sits at the top of the Picanto line-up.
On the outside, Picanto ‘White’ has a decidedly sporting appearance thanks to a set of anthracite five-spoke 15-inch alloy wheels, colour-coded side sill mouldings, a black ‘tiger nose’ grille with quirky red surround, LED daytime running lights, as well as distinctive LED rear combination lamps and a dual chrome-tipped exhaust.
Picanto ‘White’ comes with a host of high-end specification items including automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth with voice recognition, iPod connectivity, a six-speaker stereo system and reversing sensors. Electrically folding and heated door mirrors with integrated LED indicators, ‘welcome’ and ‘follow-me-home’ lighting, steering wheel mounted controls, a trip computer and a smart key entry system with Start/Stop button are also all part of the comprehensive equipment list.
The white theme continues on the inside with bright gloss white trim on the steering wheel, dashboard fascia and gear lever. A black cloth upholstery, with part-leather inserts, leather steering wheel and gear lever and alloy pedals complete the look.
Picanto ‘White’ is powered by a 1.25-litre petrol engine with either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. Developing 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 89 lb/ft torque at 4,000 rpm the ‘White’ has a top-speed, in manual guise, of 106mph and completes the 0-60mph dash in 11 seconds. The automatic version has a top speed of 101mph and does 0-60mph in 12.9 seconds.
The Intelligent Stop & Go (ISG) system fitted to the manual version helps it to achieve 62.8mpg on the official combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 106g/km that place it in VED band ‘B’ – meaning Road Fund Licence is free in year one and costs £20 per annum thereafter. The utomatic version has an official combined economy figure of 50.4mpg and has CO2 emissions of 130g/km.
The Picanto ‘White’ is available to order now priced at £11,745 for the 1.25-litre manual version and £12,435 for the 1.25-litre automatic version.