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Kia Picanto GT-Line Could Be the Cheapest Car in the World

Following its premiere in Korea earlier this year, KIA Motors has begun global manufacturing of the 2023 KIA Picanto, with the flagship variant being the sporty ‘GT-Line,’ which might bring the South Korean company another coveted title.
The KIA Picanto GT-Line is one of the world’s most affordable performance hatchbacks. On paper, the turbocharged engine that KIA will begin providing on this model in the fourth quarter of 2023 will make it the world’s cheapest performance vehicle.

KIA Picanto 2022

KIA Picanto GT-Line Price

The cost for KIA Picanto 2022 in Pakistan can range from PKR 3,100,000 for the base version 1.0 MMT up to 320,000 PKR for the most expensive 1.0 AT version. The prices for KIA Picanto in Pakistan are ex-factory.

KIA Picanto GT-Line Overview

The Kia Picanto is a city car that was introduced in 2004. It is manufactured by the South Korean automaker KIA and is known by various names throughout Asia.

The Kia Picanto was a five-door hatchback with two petrol engine options in its first generation. Picanto was packed with entertainment features and was available with an automatic transmission and the option of a turbocharged engine. It was later given two facelifts, one in 2007 and the other in 2010. The facelifts only made minor changes to the exterior and interior, as well as the integration of the signature ‘tiger-nose grille.’

Picanto’s second generation debuted in 2011. It had a longer wheelbase and a larger design. The Kia Picanto sold in Pakistan is the second generation model. Kia Lucky Motors in Pakistan assembles it, and it has a 1.0 Liter petrol engine. It was introduced in Pakistan in 2019.

The KIA Picanto comes in two models: manual and automatic.

Exterior Design & Features

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The city car measures 3595 millimeters long 1595 millimeters wide and 1490 millimeters in height. It is restyled with a tiger-like with a slickly applied radiation grille on the frontal fascia which includes a multi-focus reflector headlamp that can be positioned in the sideways direction, while the adjustable and heated electrically controlled side mirrors are brand new to the list of. The 14-inch wheels that come with alloy rims offer a great road grip and offer an easy, jerk-free drive. the daytime running lamps aid your driving through all types of weather. It also has an integrated rear lamp, micro-type antenna windshield wipers in the rear, and body-colored handles for the outside of the doors.

Interior Design & Features

Interior Design of kia picanto

The interior of Picanto is elegant and well-designed with a comfy driver’s seat and pedals that are well-placed. The top-of-the-line model includes an armrest that you can rest your head on. It has a capacity of five, however the rear seats can be a little cramped and uncomfortable.

The design of the dashboard is simple, with large and well-placed buttons. This makes it user-friendly as well as a 9.2-inch LCD player (MP5 touchscreen) is fixed to the console with a compatible auto interface for infotainment . lower trim levels offer radio connectivity with a 3.8 inches of monochrome display. The material used in the cabin has been textured in the way that it doesn’t look cheap and provides a smooth comfortable feel. The front screen’s visibility is enhanced by the front pillars that allow drivers to see the road quickly. Parking sensors as well as cameras for rear view are not available on Pakistani Picanto but only basic features are offered that satisfy the need.

Colors

  • Aintree Green Metallic
  • Corris Gray Metallic
  • Firenze Red Metallic
  • Baltoro Ice Metallic
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Scotia Gray Metallic
  • Fuji White
  • Indus Silver Metallic
  • Kaikoura Stone Metallic
  • Loire Blue Metallic
  • Phoenix Orange Metallic
  • Waitomo Grey Metallic
  • Yulong White

Features

MSRP 2,150,000
ENGINE 998 cc
HORSEPOWER 68 hp @ 6200 RPM
FUEL ECONOMY 13 km
TRANSMISSION Automatic
SEATING 5
DRIVE Front-wheel
WHEELBASE 14 inches

Exterior

  • Headlamp with Multiple Reflectors
  • Side mirrors that are electrically adjustable and heated
  • Chrome Outline Tiger Nose Grille
  • 14-inch steel wheels with full-size wheel covers
  • Running light for the day
  • Outside door handles in body colour
  • Lamp for the Rear Combination
  • Antenna of the Micro-Type
  • Wiper on the backside

Interior

  • Power Steering by Electronic Means
  • Power Supply 12V
  • AUX & USB In-Dash
  • Window with Power
  • Tripmeter for Steering Control
  • LED Cluster 2.7″
  • Overhead Console Lighting
  • The air conditioner
  • Call Function + Audio System
  • Headrests in the back
  • Front and rear speakers
  • Seat (Premium Fabric)

Highlights

  • Keyless Access
  • Seating ratio of 60:40
  • Underfloor Passenger Seat
  • Back Pocket in the Front Seat
  • Front Cup Holder Rotates
  • Floor Tray for Luggage
  • Glove Box Light
  • Lighter and Ash Tray for Cigars (Portable)
  • Toll Kit for Spare Wheel
  • Adjustable Height (Driver Side)
  • Luggage Light
  • Holder for Sunglasses (Driver Side)

Safety

  • ISOFIX Child Seat Anchor
  • Seat Belts (All 5 Passengers)
  • Burglar Alarm & Security System
  • Central Door Lock
  • Rear-View Mirror
  • Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Manual Transmission
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Euro 1.0 MPI Engine

KIA Picanto GT-Line Specifications

Price PKR 31.0 – 32.0 lacs
Body Type Hatchback
Dimensions (Length x Width x Height) 3595 x 1595 x 1490 mm
Ground Clearance 152 mm
Displacement 1000 cc
Transmission Manual & Automatic
Horse Power 68 hp
Torque 94 Nm
Boot Space 200 L
Kerb Weight 840 – 860 KG
Fuel Type Petrol
Mileage 12 – 15 KM/L
Fuel Tank Capacity 35 L
Seating Capacity 5 – Persons
Top Speed 180 KM/H
Tyre Size 165/65/14

Availability Of KIA Picanto GT-Line Car Parts In Pakistan

KIA Picanto spare parts are easily accessible at Pakistan’s numerous car stores. More information on KIA Picanto 2023 spare parts KIA Picanto can be obtained through the Kia Picanto showroom in Pakistan.

Kia Picanto booking price in Pakistan

A Kia Picanto with manual transmission costs 2.6 million rupees, while an auto transmission costs 2.7 million rupees. Furthermore, the booking price for this vehicle began at 1 million rupees.

  • Approximate 1 Million rupees

Picanto Ride & Handling

The KIA Picanto 2023 model is easy to maneuver and has excellent visibility. It isn’t equipped with any visibility blind spots, making driving a lot more enjoyable. The car’s performance is a bit slow but this is expected for the 998 cc engine. The suspension of the car is superb and is able to absorb all types of shocks when driving in the city. The car’s handling is effortless and stays steady even at high speeds.

Competitors

Suzuki particularly its Cultus and Wagon-R is KIA’s principal competitor for this hatchback. Its Suzuki Cultus VXR costs Rs. 1.75 million, and the most luxurious Cultus equipped with AGS cost just Rs. 1.97 million. For comparison to this, that of the Suzuki Wagon-R VXR costs Rs.1.54 million, and the higher-end VXL cost Rs.1.62 million. Regarding cost the FAW V2 variant VCT-i has a rival in price, and comes with a cost of 1. 1.5 million. It’s driven by a 1298cc engine.

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