Kia SA Releases Commercial Picanto


Kia Motors South Africa has introduced a commercial version of its Picanto City Slicker. Called the Picanto Runner, this vehicle is being marketed as a cost-effective urban delivery vehicle. Here are detailed specifications and pricing.

“When you consider the rise of e-commerce, small businesses and services-on-demand, especially under the ‘new normal’ brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, there is a clear need for a compact delivery vehicle that can deliver goods practically, quickly and at a more manageable cost,” says Stephen Crosse, Sales Director, KIA Motors South Africa.

Based on the Kia Picanto Start, the Runner loses the rear seating bench and this area has become a flat loading bay. There are metal cargo dividers to keep things secure during driving and the rear windows have been given a laminate treatment to prevent prying eyes from looking in. There's 820 litres of space and it has a payload of up to 350 kg.

It's powered by a 1.0-litre in-line three-cylinder petrol motor which is paired to a 5-spead manual transmission. There's 49 kW and 95 Nm, which should be sufficient for inner-city work. Standard features range from driver and front passenger airbags, central locking, ABS and Data Dot to convenience features such as steering wheel controls, air-conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, an AUX / USB connection, Radio/MP3/RDS as well as adjustable seating and steering wheel.

Kia Picanto Runner Price in South Africa (July 2020)

The new Kia Picanto Runner features a 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty as well as a 2-year/30 000km service plan. The Picanto Runner also benefits from Kia's Corporate Fleet Care Package. This gives you the Kia 1-hour Express Service, courtesy vehicle rental and Premium Roadside Assistance, which includes minor mechanical assistance, emergency fuel delivery, flat tyre assistance, battery jump-start and towing

Kia Picanto Runner    R198 995

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