Kia Picanto Gains New Auto Derivative


Kia South Africa is now giving buyers the choice of an automatic transmission for its range-topping Picanto 1.2 Smart derivative! Get all the details below...

The Kia Picanto has been a sales success locally with over 700 units sold on a monthly basis and the new Picanto, which launched in July 2017, will undoubtedly continue to woo buyers looking for a capable and affordable city runabout. It’s also worth mentioning that the Kia Picanto 1.0 Style is a finalist in the Consumer Awards - powered by WesBank, which is further testament to the Picanto’s appeal and relevance in the budget car segment of the market.  

Kia is now offering more choice in the Picanto range by offering the brand’s familiar 4-speed automatic transmission on the range-topping Picanto 1.2 Smart derivative, which was previously only offered with a 5-speed manual transmission. This derivative is powered by a naturally-aspirated 1.25-litre petrol engine with 61 kW and 122 Nm of torque. The new Kia Picanto 1.2 Smart Automatic is priced from R212 495.

The Picanto 1.2 Smart automatic offers driving convenience while offering a host of useful standard features.

Key features for the Picanto 1.2 Smart includes two-tone leather upholstery, electric windows and side mirrors, 15-inch alloy wheels, 7-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth functionality and Apple CarPlay and rear park assist with a reverse camera.

“The introduction of an automatic version of the Picanto 1.2 SMART is a direct result of market feedback. With urban congestion only getting worse, many customers are realising just how perfect the Picanto is for the daily commute to work. Our research among both current and prospective owners have confirmed this, and we’re confident that the addition of an automatic derivative of the Picanto 1.2 SMART will cement the Picanto’s position as a customer favourite” ” says David Sieff, Marketing Director, KIA Motors South Africa.

Watch our video review of the new Kia Picanto below!


Kia Picanto - Price in South Africa

Picanto 1.0 START Manual - R137 995

Picanto 1.0 STREET Manual - R152 995

Picanto 1.0 STYLE Manual - R162 995

Picanto 1.0 STYLE Auto - R175 995

Picanto 1.0 SMART Manual - R183 495

Picanto 1.2 START Manual - R153 995

Picanto 1.2 START Auto - R166 995

Picanto 1.2 STREET Manual - R168 995

Picanto 1.2 STYLE Manual - R179 495

Picanto 1.2 STYLE Auto - R192 495

Picanto 1.2 SMART Manual - R199 495

Picanto 1.2 SMART Auto - R212 495

The Kia Picanto is sold with a 5-year/unlimited km warranty and a 3-year/unlimited km Roadside Assistance. A service plan is offered as an option.

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