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March 13, 2014

Kia Picanto Offers Flair and Performance, Now Starting at P 450,000

A car is said to be an extension of one’s personality on the road. Now, who wouldn’t want to be represented by a car brimming with style, innovation, and practicality?

Right off the bat, Kia Picanto merits a second, longer glance from you and other onlookers because of its clean, flowing lines and distinctive shape. The wide rear stance, air dam blend, and iconic radiator grille then complete an elegant style unique to the Picanto. The 5-seater, 4-door hatchback is definitely the sub-compact car that will fit well with equally dynamic lifestyles.

The harmony in the details of Picanto’s exterior flows well inside. There is comfort in practicality as seats, steering wheel, supervision cluster, and other essential trimmings are made with the user’s enjoyment in mind.

Speedometer, rev counter, and fuel gauge are capsuled in a beautiful and sporty cylindrical housing for a cleaner look. Ergonomics is also a concern that the Picanto addresses with its Power and Tilt steering wheel that lets drivers choose a more convenient and ideal position to suit one’s driving position. Simple yet often overlooked, thumb rests are also ergonomically positioned around the steering wheel to provide optimum grip.

Both driver and passengers can enjoy high quality material and trim used on the seats. Ensuring that your Picanto can go wherever you go, flexible seating and carrying options are also on hand. A 60:40 split rear seat back lets you ride with odd-shaped items while still able to sit three people. For extra space, both rear seats can be folded while an additional luggage space under the tailgate can also be maximized for sizeable loads.

Adding bang to your buck, Kia Picanto’s credentials under the hood is worth noting as well. Variants of 1.0L and 1.2L Kappa MPI engines both deliver power and fuel economy. Safety and stability also underline Picanto’s A-list character. Body and frame strength are engineered to ensure steering stability and rigidity while its up-to-date body shell and structure provide much-needed protection from collision.

For a lifestyle and personality that wants to stand out without doing away with the core essentials, Kia Picanto seem to be an ideal match. Starting at Php 450,000, go ahead and make the Kia Picanto part of who you are.


  1. any specs? I think kulang pa yung features niya if you compared to other cars in the same segment.

  2. same here specs please :)

  3. mura na wigo loaded pa kumpara sa higher variants nitong picanto. OVERPRICED na yung dati ngayon dagdag lower variants anu pa hahanapin mo babawasin pa yung bawas na bawas na features.

  4. galit yata sa airbags ang kia. Ayaw mglagay sa picanto! Un s rio naman, totl lang ang naka dual airbags.

  5. The Picanto is the best looking among all the minis available, I'm planning to get one and turn it into something like an Aston Martin Cygnet, to do that I need to spend about 1m on top of the cost of the Picanto(quote from a specialist), it will end up costing as much as an Optima but it will be unique and unlike anything on the road, should I go ahead and do it?

  6. That's your money so it's your choice. Honestly, it'd be a big loss if you ever change your mind and try to sell it.

  7. ALL NEW CELERIO to be Launched in AUGUST!
    507K MT
    542K CVT w/ Sports Mode.

    254L Cargo.. More spacious than Mirage (235L)
    21.28 km/L average combined city and highway.
    ALL-Power, ABS EBD, Dual Airbags, Immobilizer (anti-theft), Keyless Entry, 4-star ANCAP Crash Tested.

    Norbert Batisan


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