Kia Picanto coming to Australia
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18th August, 2015
Kia’s tiny Picanto is being prepared to join the Australian line-up by
early next year.
“Picanto has been confirmed for Australia,” Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer Damien Meredith said.
“It has taken a while to put all the ducks in a row but now it is full steam ahead for what we see as a very exciting
new entrant to the market.”
Meredith said that with homologation well under way and specification and build negotiations completed the focus was
now on getting Picanto to Australian consumers as early as possible.
“Realistically, it is likely that Picanto will be on sale in the first quarter of next year. It is not one of the
larger segments of the Australian new car market but we definitely see an opportunity for a quality product like
Expectation is that Picanto will be launched as a single specification 5-door model with the 1.2-litre engine coupled
to a four-speed automatic.
Indicative pricing is thought to be around the $14,990* mark which will allow Picanto to provide a starting-point
model to the Kia range with logical steps to Rio, Cerato and Optima in the passenger car range.
As with all Kia vehicles, the Picanto will benefit from the industry-leading 7-year warranty with 7-year capped price
servicing and 7-year roadside assist.
* Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as
on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are