Kia Picanto

Kia Picanto EV on the cards, challenge to keep costs down – report

Sep 23, 2019

Kia is considering an electric version of its cute little Picanto hatch, a report has discovered. However, the challenge is finding ways to keep costs to a minimum for the affordable nameplate. The news stems...

2019 Kia Picanto GT review (video)

Apr 10, 2019

Finally, Kia Australia is offering this little gem in local showrooms. It’s called the Picanto GT, and while it might not offer the outright neck-jerking performance of a proper hot hatch, it does stand out...

Video: 2019 Kia Picanto GT – Detailed review (POV)

Mar 15, 2019

Before we put together our usual written review of the new Kia Picanto GT, we were so excited by the car we thought we’d also try out another POV-style ‘detailed review’ video for you. Australia...

2019 Kia Picanto GT-Line review (video)

Feb 01, 2019

From the wonderful world of Kia comes yet another hot number. The pint-sized Picanto shows the micro-car segment how it’s done, accounting for more than half of all sales in the segment in 2018. Now,...

2019 Kia Picanto GT now on sale in Australia, with 1.0 turbo

Jan 17, 2019

Micro hot hatch fans, get excited. The Kia Picanto GT has arrived in Australia. Yes, it’s the one with the plucky 1.0L turbo engine and manual transmission that has since been only available overseas. Following...

2018 Kia Picanto GT-Line on sale in Australia from $17,490

Apr 17, 2018

It’s arrived, the cute little Kia Picanto GT-Line. It comes in as the new flagship in the plucky compact model’s lineup, sprinkling a range of sporty garnishes over most areas. From the outside, the Picanto...

Kia Stinger Rafa edition announced, Picanto GT-Line added (sort of)

Jan 12, 2018

Kia Australia is getting into the tennis spirit and has sprouted a variety of special editions, inspired by the Australian Open tennis. All models add unique trimmings and come with boosted overall value. Perhaps the...

PerformanceDrive’s top 10 best new cars of 2017

Dec 27, 2017

Here at PD we don’t do ‘car of the year’ features, mainly because we aren’t paid by any of the car manufacturers to do so. But it has been a massive year for the Aussie...

2017 Kia Picanto S manual review (video)

Sep 23, 2017

The 2017 Kia Picanto derives its name from the Spanish word for spicy; picante’, which, to some, may carry sporting or thrilling pretensions. Sitting in the smallest and most affordable city car segment, the emphasis...

2017 Mazda CX-5, Mercedes C-Class cabrio score 5-star ANCAP safety

Sep 07, 2017

In the latest round of crash testing by ANCAP both the new Mazda CX-5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet have been given the full five-star seal of approval. Meanwhile the cute little Kia Picanto, recently...

Kia announces Picanto X-Line crossover in Europe, gets 1.0T

Sep 05, 2017

Looking for a fun little city crossover? Kia has announced an interesting little car that might tickle your fancy. It’s called the Picanto X-Line, building on the sportiness of the overseas-only Picanto GT Line. The...

Top 10 best new cars for Uber drivers

May 13, 2017

Uber is on its way to take over the taxi industry in most capital cities, and is now extending to the smaller cities and towns. We have to admit, it is a great technology, giving...