Kia is offering new Picanto Quantum special edition in the UK

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 29, 2014

Kia is now offering a new highly specified model, the Picanto Quantum special edition. Part of Kia’s ‘Originals’ range, the Quantum is available in three-door form and with either a manual or automatic transmission. The Picanto Quantum features a Titanium Silver metallic finish complemented by premium black cloth interior upholstery.

Coming as standard are 15-inch five-round-spoke alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, a smart key entry system with engine start/stop button and electric sliding and tilting sunroof. Also coming as standard are electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED indicator lights, front fog lights, a six-speaker audio system, body-colored side sill moldings and automatic headlight control.

The Kia Picanto Quantum also features an ‘Urban Pack’ that includes reversing sensors, LED ambient interior lighting, a premium Supervision instrument cluster and an illuminated driver’s side vanity mirror. The city car also features a UV solar windscreen glass that reduces glare and UV light in the cabin as well as privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate.

The Picanto Quanto is powered by a 1.25-liter petrol engine that provides 84bhp at 6,000 rpm and 120 Nm torque at 4,000rpm. The manual model – with a five-speed transmission – boasts of 62.8mpg in combined fuel economy and 106 g/km in carbon dioxide emissions. It can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 11.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 106 mph.

The manual Quantum carries a starting price of £11,895. The Quantum automatic – with a four-speed gearbox – features 50.4 mpg in fuel consumption and 130 g/km in CO2 emissions and can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 12.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 101 mph.This version carries a tag of £12,495.

Both versions of the Kia PIcanto Quantum benefit from an insurance rating in group 12 and Kia’s fully-transferable seven year warranty. They are also available with Kia’s inflation-proof and fixed price Care-3 servicing package for just £299.

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