Wednesday, April 2, 2014
MIAS 2014: Kia's P450,000 Picanto to Take Center Stage
With increased competition from its Japanese rivals, Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines isn’t about to take that sitting down. They’ve officially confirmed that the P 450,000 Kia Picanto 1.0 LX M/T will take center stage for the Korean brand at the 2014 Manila International Auto Show.
Powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine, the Picanto 1.0 LX M/T is Kia’s most affordable vehicle and yet manages to look sporty with its Peter Schreyer designed lines. The signature Tiger Nose grille, wide rear stance, and large air dam all contribute in making the Picanto a distinctive sub-compact hatchback.
The Picanto LX has seating for five adults and luggage. The latter of which can be extended by simply folding the rear seats down. The Picanto also has the essentials for a comfortable drive such as an ergonomic interior, a tachometer (rev counter), and power-assisted steering. For 2014, the Picanto also has re-designed front seats with better side bolstering and added firmness for increased driving comfort.
In terms of safety though, you can only rely on the Picanto’s high-strength steel body because airbags and anti-lock brakes are still nowhere to be found.
The Picano 1.0 LX is available solely with a 5-speed manual and comes in five colors: Café Mocha, Clear White, Lemon Grass, Signal Red, and Titanium Silver.
We’ll bring you more information about the Kia Picanto 1.0 LX as we get them. We’ll be live at the 2014 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) as it opens tomorrow, Thursday, April 3.