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.
The Kia range is known for being stylish and exciting. Joining this family is the brand’s latest offering, the new Picanto. Kia revealed that for the newest incarnation of the brand’s smallest model, it took a rather courageous new step. For example, the model’s character is no longer feminine and cute and has been changed to handsome and mature. The design is sure to attract attention on the high street especially with dynamic design language and the sexy and lovely proportions.
The new Picanto has a better feel when it comes to strength and stability and this is highlighted by those muscular wheel arches and the alloy wide-set wheels. On the front section, the new Picanto has a face that comes with the same refinement and vigor like that of its bigger siblings, the Sportage and the Venga. This new Picanto even has that same trademarked “tiger nose” grille.
In addition, the daylight running lights put focus on the cutting-edge sophistication and the high level of design. Supporting this confident front section is the dynamic and strongly-sculpted body which represents the Picanto’s maturity and strength. It even allows the model to have the genuine “premium presence” on the road. The sides show a strong body feature line resulting in adding dynamic tension to the profile and it even integrates beautifully the door handles on the exterior.
In fact, this is merely yet another example of how the brand put extra attention to detail in order for the new Picanto to stand above its rivals. Viewed from the back, the new design theme puts emphasis on being more contemporary especially with the distinct rear lamp graphic being bordered with the large rear window. This is then supported by the purposeful and strong bumper.