Quick Review: 2019 Kia Picanto 1.0 Start

The Kia Picanto is a very popular buy in the budget-car segment. Ciro de Siena gets to grips with the base version –the 1.0 Start, which does not have ABS, but comes with a 5-year warranty and a 2-year/30 000 km service plan. 

This Kia Picanto has picked up quite a loyal following South Africa and this latest generation is undoubtedly the best one yet. However in our budget car comparison, the Picanto is a bit of an outlier as it is principally a car designed and sold at a higher price point, but Kia SA strips out some of the spec to drop the price to a very affordable R158 995.

In the current market this represents very good value and in this quick review, our video journalist Ciro De Siena gives the base model 1.0 Start a good going over. The car impresses in terms of ride comfort and build quality, but is the relatively low spec an issue?

This video is part of our mega-budget car shootout series which you can watch HERE

You can read our full write up featuring the Datsun Go, Renault Kwid, Mahindra KUV100 and Suzuki Celerio HERE

Further Reading:

Peugeot 108 (2019) Launch Review

Kia Picanto: Now with Standard Service Plan

5 New Cars Under R3 000 p/m

Budget Car Comparison (2019) Datsun Go vs Renault Kwid vs Kia Picanto vs Mahindra KUV vs Suzuki Celerio

New Kia Picanto (2017) Launch Review