Features & Specs

Kia Picanto 1.0LS

Budget car under R110k

Judges’ Winner
People’ Choice Winner

The Kia brand has certainly come a very long way in South Africa. Their vehicle range is fantastic and the quality of their models can now compete head on with the best in their respective categories. Their vehicles also come with fantastic warranty and maintenance plans. Our little Kia Picanto not only impressed in these areas, but its overall competence exceeded expectations by far.

The storage space and quality of the Picanto interior is impressive at the price, as is ride comfort. The Picanto’s drivetrain is the star of the show. The clutch is easy and light to operate, with the bite point at exactly the right place. Overall, the Kia Picanto’s highlights are good fuel economy, fantastic drivetrain, reliability, quality, and a comprehensive warranty. As it lacks ABS braking and only comes equipped with a driver side airbag, the Picanto’s negatives are limited standard equipment and safety features. Overall, the Kia Picanto 1.0LS offers a certain kind of upmarket feel at a very competitive price.

Value For Money

  • R 104 100

Fuel Economy

  • 4.9- litres/100km


  • 1-Litre 3-cylinder DOHC 12-valve
  • 0-100km/h: 14 seconds

The Look

  • Modern and funky with good paintwork