Picanto awarded most dependable city car

  • Kia Picanto tops city car segment in 2016 J.D. Power Survey
  • Kia ranked third overall brand for dependability
  • Success follows on from 2015’s survey

The Kia Picanto has been awarded the highest ranking in the city car segment according to the J.D. Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study. The study, now in its second year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of vehicles in the UK after 12-36 months of ownership.

In addition to this, Kia have also been named the third most dependable brand overall in the 2016 Nameplate VDS Ranking, with just 80 problems per 100 vehicles tested within the study. These results follow on from the success of last year’s study, where Kia also finished in the top three most dependable brands.

Sam Petch, Sales Director said: “This news is fantastic for the Picanto, and for the Kia brand in the UK. This result is testament to the Picanto’s rigorous development and build quality, something which will continue to the all-new Picanto in 2017.”

Moving forward into the third quarter of 2016, Kia has refreshed and upgraded the Picanto with simplified model structures, extra equipment and new trim grades on its 5-door models to make them even more appealing in an increasingly competitive UK small-car market. The Picanto now starts from £6,495 with a £1,850 saving – more information on our latest offers can be found on out website.

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