Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Kia Philippines Updates Picanto for 2015


Columbian Autocar Corporation, Kia’s distributor in the Philippines, is bringing its A-game to the A-segment by updating the Picanto hatchback with an upgraded exterior/interior, revamped audio system, and improved performance.

Kia boasts that its Picanto remains the most stylish car in its class and they maintain this by giving it a new wider grille and flared bumpers. The front fog lamps now have a clear lens giving it better illumination and light distribution. At the back, it gets a new black diffuser-effect panel integrated into the rear bumper. And now, buyers can opt to upgrade to 14-inch alloy wheels straight off the factory.

Inside, the instrument panel gets a larger LCD display while chrome surrounds the binnacle, dashboard air vents, and gear lever base. A new high-gloss piano black trim is applied to the transmission panel and gear lever itself. A new cloth upholstery aims to boost its appeal to the younger market.


The audio system in the Picanto has also been upgraded allowing it to get better radio reception while a larger LCD screen makes track names and station IDs easier to read.

Finally, engineers have enhanced the Picanto’s on-road performance by giving it larger front brakes (252-mm vs 241-mm) This improves the braking performance by up to two meters. The manual transmission also gets new carbon-coated components for the first and second gears giving it a smoother shift feel. Like before, it’s available in both 1.0-liter (69 horsepower) and 1.2 (87 horsepower) displacements.

The 2015 Kia Picanto retails for P 575,000 for the 1.0 EX M/T and P 650,000 for the 1.2 EX A/T.

37 comments:

  1. HINDI KO TYPE YAN DAHIL WALANG AIRBAG! LACKS OF SAFETY FEATURES!!!

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    1. http://m.kia.com/worldwide/Models/Cars/Picanto/models_view.html#

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  2. hoy atty na reklamador,wala talagang air bag ang presyo nyan, kung gusto mo ng airbag,yung kotse na halagang 800k pataas, yon ay may airbag sa harap, at kung gusto mo ng may airbag sa gilid, yung 2M pataas. bobo!

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    1. Ok lang na walang airbag ang Picanto. Mataas naman ang Advanced High Strenght Steel content niya.

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    2. Ito na naman si korean fanboy. Wag ka na mag justify ng absence of airbag nito. It's never ok na walang airbag. Bobo.

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    3. http://m.kia.com/worldwide/Models/Cars/Picanto/models_view.html# ayun jan bro may 6 airbags.. sa ibang bansa lang kaya un?

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    4. Cars of similar price i.e. Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Celerio, Toyota Wigo and even Hyundai Grand i10 have airbags.

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    5. Siguro si Tiger Urrete eto ang kotse na binili. Siempre he has to justify his purchase, kahit na cars of the same price have better safety features. lol!

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    6. Air bag is just a supplementary features alam niyo ba yung meaning ng airbag? The main and best safety features sa auto is the Seatbelt right? Baka kayo wala kau mga sasakyan kaya hindi niyo alam yan.... Kahit may airbag kapa safety ka ba? If hindi ka mag si seatbelt. Don't be dumb comentator if you dont know what is the first safety precaution. FYI bobo commentators

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    7. Air bag is just a supplementary features alam niyo ba yung meaning ng airbag? The main and best safety features sa auto is the Seatbelt right? Baka kayo wala kau mga sasakyan kaya hindi niyo alam yan.... Kahit may airbag kapa safety ka ba? If hindi ka mag si seatbelt. Don't be dumb comentator if you dont know what is the first safety precaution. FYI bobo commentators

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    8. Most people don't use seat belts. Couple that with an airbag, and boom! broken face when it is deployed.

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  3. Eh, ano tawag mo sa Mirage, 523K sa GLX M/T, may dual airbags na

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    1. OK NA AKO DUN SA WIGO AT MIRAGE! DAHIL MAY DUAL AIRBAG NA. YAN ANG GOOD SAFETY FEATURES!!

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    2. attorney ka ba talaga? e bakit nagtyatyaga ka sa mumurahin na kotse? dapat sa isang attorney ay fortuner, everest,monterosport or higher model pa. baka naman attorney ka sa kanto, yung "notary public". e magtyaga ka na nga lang talaga sa wigo at mirage.

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    3. Atty WTF! airbag lang ba hanap. BILI KA LOBO bitbitin mo san ka magpunta. pendejo

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    4. nalulungkot ako sa mga pinoy na kung makapag comment, parang di nag-aral (maybe).

      ano ba naman yung mag comment ng maayos? si atty, good example. hindi niya pinatulan yung mga taong sa tingin niya, hindi dapat pag-aksayahan ng oras.

      sorry sa mga tinamaan.

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  4. Di kasi requirement sa bansa natin kaya nagtitipid tong mga distributors.

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  5. puro naman kayo bobo eh.. who's stupid to buy this car for a very expensive price compared to others within the same category.. tssss..

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  6. The Suzuki Swift 1.2, M/T or A/T, is a better buy versus the price of the Picanto A/T.

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  7. Magbaon kayo ng unan mga reklamador

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  8. Ok. So sa mga matatalino dto at prang magagaling.. Ano po ba ang masa.suggest nyo na dapat bilhin for this category? In terms of fuel efficiency and durability.. Etc.
    'Will use it from home(bulacan) to office (Makati). 5 days a week. Thanks

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    1. Suzuki Celerio has topped the last DOE Fuel Efficiency testing at 29KM/L. Toyota did not enter the Wigo so we won't know. Both cars are the only A+ compact cars meaning has larger space inside. Celerio at 513K MT - cheapest in its class but you get dual airbags and ABS.

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  9. okay na rin eto . may mga features na tinangal para maafford ng mga nagtitipid . simple lang naman pag ayaw bilhin , wag bilhin . nasa preference na ng tao .

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  10. okay na rin eto . may mga features na tinangal para maafford ng mga nagtitipid . simple lang naman pag ayaw bilhin , wag bilhin . nasa preference na ng tao .

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  11. Meron bang ABS ang ex mt?

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  12. please vote brio, picanto, or swift
    ..yun lang tama na patalinuhan

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  13. Gusto ko talaga ang ichura ng Picanto. Sana nga lang eh may airbag eh. Hay.. ang hirap mag desisyon!!!

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  14. so pinoy. kung makapag comment, extreme.

    try to check the other brands with the same price. naka-focus lang kasi kayo dito sa KIA. halatadong mahina sa researh.

    mirrage? celerio? spark? i10? wigo? cherry Q3?

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  15. What are the other options for a 1.2 a/t engine?

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  16. mga sir wala po ba talaga airbag yan? sa nabasa ko meron naman http://www.carbay.ph/en/new-car/kia/picanto/specifications

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  17. Sad to hear that Picanto in PH does not have airbag. I am working in Middle East and my car here is Picanto, It has dual airbags and I am satisfied with its performance.

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  18. carguide.ph - clean up your comments section.

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    1. Simple suggestion, don't feed the trolls.

      Aside from that, it's an Anonymous board. People are free to comment/suggest/defend their opinions.

      Just remember: no external links, no foul mouth.

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  19. Using this car for almost a year, 1.2 AT.. One word "superb"

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