Hatchback 2018-2019 Kia Picanto – a stylish, practical and expensive

Compact Korean 2018-2019 Kia Picanto hatchback second generation was presented at the Geneva Motor Show . Popular not only in Europe but also in the Russian Super Mini 2018-2019 Kia Picanto offered motorists with three and five-door body. In our review article will try to find out, whether so good in fact, a small Korean car which cost at official dealers in Russia will start from 389 900 rubles. Rate exterior and interior of the car will help us photos and videos, reviews of the owners allow to speak about the actual fuel consumption, the advantages and disadvantages of the car. There will be no extra information about the technical characteristics, dimensions, mounted tires and wheels, color options, trim and filling for 2018-2019 Kia Picanto sample year. Be sure to carry out test-drive compact hatchback Picanto in urban and suburban road.


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Bright exterior vehicle shall Peter Schreyer and European design team. The main market for small city cars Korean manufacturer is Europe, and it is not surprising that the exterior Picanto engaged experts 2018-2019 Kia design studio located in Frankfurt (Germany). Yes, and the fact that sales of the first generation 2018-2019 Kia Picanto in the amount of 1.1 million copies from the lion’s share of the implementation of it in the European countries provided the impetus for creation of the next generation model in the design studio of the Korean company in Germany.

At the same dimensions the five-door and three-door 2018-2019 Kia Picanto has some differences in the design of the exterior. Pyatidverka on a plan of marketing intended to motorists who appreciate comfort, rationality and a rich filling of comfort functions. The three-door version is devoid of a pair of doors less practical, but has a more charismatic and if you like, sporty appearance.

Our readers can enjoy yourself and appreciate the creation of Peter Shrayra named 2018-2019 Kia Picanto. From myself I will add only that in the opinion of car journalists and experts of the automotive market is the youngest representative of the Korean company Picanto hatchback is one of the most attractive and most beautiful cars of the European class A. When the external dimensions: 3595 mm long, 1595 mm wide, 1480 mm height 2385 mm wheelbase of the car body easily accommodated branded elements inherent in the older models of KIA – branded grille, huge front bumper section of the air intake, the original headlights with LED daytime running lights (in the initial version), stylish vertical foglights.


Vibrant and expressive registers sidewall edge. Rising and high window-sill line, wheel arch trim, short front and rear overhangs, wheels placed on the perimeter of the body.


  • Bright appearance of Korean compact emphasize saturated colors of enamel: Alice Blue (blue), Clear White (White), Cherry Pink (Cherry) and Metallic Signal Red (bright red), Honey Bee (honey yellow), Titanium Silver (dark gray ), Bright Silver (light silver), milky beige (milky beige), Lemon Grass (salad), Cafe Mocha (coffee) and Galaxy black (black).
  • The car is based on the ground four tires 165/60 R14 on steel or alloy wheels 14 range, the Prestige provides a complete set of tires 175/50 R15 on the stylish alloy wheels 15 range. The amount of cars 2018-2019 Kia Picanto clearance, the Russian market is 152 mm (clearance European versions of 142 mm).

The second generation Picanto is built on Hyundai i10 platform. The body structure is widely used durable and high-strength steel. The bottom, middle and rear pillars, the roof is complemented amplifiers. Innovative solutions in the design of compact hatchback allowed to increase the torsional stiffness of the body, and a high-quality and durable steel reduces curb weight compared to its predecessor. As a result, the mass of cars depending on the availability of equipment and motor installed is only 840-870 kg.

Open door hatchback is a pleasant surprise the amount of space inside the car. The driver and front passenger seats is convenient to be located in a high-quality upholstery, excellent anatomical profile and pronounced lateral support. Reserve seat adjustment allows comfortable stay at the front, even with an increase in fares by 190 cm.

Three second-row passengers enjoy comfortable rear sofa, legroom even without stock, but more than some cars in the class B. Landing vertical and in a long journey back starts to flow, but the knees do not rest on the backs of the front seats, on the floor of the tunnel minimum height. Despite having three head restraints in the back row of the back three will obviously close, but you can stay together comfortably. For a car with a body length of less than 3.6 meters and wheelbase dimensions to 2385 mm cabin just huge.

The developers of the interior had the task to create the most large and comfortable lounge, say – well done. Even the luggage compartment youngest in the line 2018-2019 Kia car has an opportunity with five passengers on board to the location of 200 liters of luggage. Minimum size trunk 535 mm in length, 1002 mm in width and 557 mm in height of the shelves. Folding the rear seats the cargo capacity of the luggage compartment can be increased to 918 liters, that’s just flat surface, alas, it does not work.

The quality of materials, architecture, front panel and center console are worthy of praise. Plastics and pleasant tactile fabric, interior elements with minimal straight gaps are collected accurately. Do not spoil the impression of the interior, even the lack of adjustment of the steering column in depth and modest initial equipment configuration Classic (electric power steering, preparation of audio, trip computer, electric front windows).

The more expensive versions of the Comfort Luxe and Prestige with comfort and entertainment features in order. Air conditioning or climate control, heated steering wheel rim and the front seats, rear parking sensors, central locking, can even install Smart Key (keyless entry and engine start button), audio CD MP3 USB AUX, in the richest bundling radio with Bluetooth and entrance for iPod, for up to seven airbags including driver’s knee airbag cushion, ABS with BAS, ESS, Prestige equipment will add ESC, VSM and the HAC, heated mirrors, electrically adjustable and automatic folding function.
Here’s a he, the Korean compact modern car 2018-2019 Kia Picanto. The modest size, comfortable and functional interior, the rich content of all kinds of chips, facilitating control of the vehicle and providing comfort. Many options are available to install on the new Picanto is not available on vehicles larger size class.

Specifications 2018-2019 Kia Picanto : in comparison with the bright appearance and stylish interior not so modern. Front suspension is MacPherson struts on the classic, rear torsion beam on, disc brakes front and rear drum. New 2018-2019 Kia Picanto in Russia is offered with two petrol engines MPI.

  • The three-cylinder 1-liter (69 hp) with 5 manual transmission (not available for trehvernogo Picanto).

The machine is suitable not hastily driver dynamics of up to 100 mph for long 14.4 seconds, if you want you can try to disperse the five-door hatchback to the maximum speed of 153 mph. Fuel consumption is claimed by the manufacturer from a modest 3.6 liters on the highway and 5.4 liters in the city. To achieve in actual use of such indicators is not possible, owners note that gasoline consumption on the highway at a speed of 100-110 mph is 6.5-7 liters, and in urban areas at least 8.5-9 liters.

  • Four-cylinder 1.2-liter (85 bhp) paired with the automatic transmission 4.

More powerful engines reach their full potential prevents automatic transmission – an ancient 4-speed automatic ex. The dynamics of up to 100 mph for 13.4 seconds, top speed – 163 mph. The plant manufacturer specified fuel consumption of 4.5 liters in the country to 6.7 liters when driving in city traffic. The analysis reviews Picanto owners with 85 horsepower engine and automatic transmission 4 suggests that gasoline consumption is highly dependent on driving style. When driving on the highway at a speed of 90-100 mph motor consumes 5-5.5 liters, at a speed of 120-130 mph consumption will increase to 7-7.5 liters. A similar situation and in the urban mode, careful handling of the accelerator pedal fuel consumption is 7 liters, while aggressive driving motor appetite may increase up to 11-12 liters.

Test Drive 2018-2019 Kia Picanto : the new 2018-2019 Kia Picanto – a real resident of the metropolis, compact size and modest curb weight allows the vehicle to move confidently in an urban setting. Suspension in a European rigid with elastic rubber elements, even modest-sized pits and potholes clearly felt in the cabin. Before the big holes should be possible to reduce the speed, otherwise in contact with the wheel suspension in a hole punching can not be avoided. Picanto loves quality road surface, if under the wheels of a smooth road in the interior comfortable and quiet, good soundproofing by the standards of the class is excellent.
Outside the city, cars do not change habits, to go comfortably, informativeness steering, suspension and brakes work adequate and understandable, but … I do not think that you are driving a sports car. Comfortable travel speed of 110-120 mph, with an increase of the limit of the car is difficult to control, there is no effort on the steering wheel when cornering trajectory is difficult to keep. On the rough road a stiffer suspension, low curb weight, SWB is not compatible with high speed.
To summarize our review we can say that the 2018-2019 Kia Picanto an excellent and well-balanced car for urban use. Every day to go to work, to take back their children to school and extra classes, call in the evening for shopping and leave the city occasionally. Comfortable, stylish, economical driving while not hasty, and, alas, dear.

How much is the 2018-2019 Kia Picanto in Russia: to buy a new 2018-2019 Kia Picanto official dealers can be for the cost of 389 900 rubles for a “bare” complete set of the five-door 2018-2019 Kia Picanto the Classic with a 69-horsepower engine. 2018-2019 Kia Picanto version with 85-horsepower engine will cost at least 499,900 rubles Comfort equipment. Price of the most expensive 2018-2019 Kia Picanto Prestige with climate control and other chips is 599,900 rubles. The three-door 2018-2019 Kia Picanto is available in two trim levels: Comfort for 499,900 rubles and the Prestige for 589 900 rubles.
Traditionally, the 2018-2019 Kia Picanto is offered for sale a wide range of accessories that can give the exterior and interior of the vehicle an individual and original look. Baffle boards and moldings, wheels and tips on the muffler, stickers on the body and in the interior mats. All items for micro tuning 2018-2019 Kia Picanto as spare parts can be purchased from official dealers or online stores. In the second case, you can save considerably. Well, routine maintenance and repair 2018-2019 Kia Picanto is better to entrust the mechanics certified stations 2018-2019 Kia.