VIDEO – Kia Picanto GT Line S Review | 3 Good 3 Bad

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Kia Picanto 1.0 T-GDi GT Line S
  • Exterior Styling
  • Interior Finish
  • Engine / Performance
  • Ride / Handling
  • Economy
  • Practicality
  • Equipment
  • Value For Money


The previous king of cheap thrills – the Suzuki Swift Sport – now has a price tag too high to be considered ‘cheap’. Cue the Kia Picanto GT Line S. With a rev-happy 1.0-litre turbocharged engine and 1,020kg kerb weight, it zips around with glee. What’s more, it has cheeky styling to match, Kia’s usual generous array of equipment, and carries a price tag of £15,000. The only drawback is limited space, being a supermini.

Facts and Figures

Engine 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol
Max power 100PS at 4,500rpm
Max torque 171Nm at 1,500-4,000rpm
Drivetrain 5-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive
0-62mph 9.8 seconds
Top speed 112mph
Fuel tank size 35 litres
Fuel consumption 48.7 mpg combined, WLTP
CO2 emissions 117 g/km NEDC equivalent
Kerb weight 1,020 kg
Towing capacity N/A
Luggage capacity 255 litres
NCAP rating 4 stars
Base price £14,895
Price as tested £15,155
Company website www.kia.com/uk/new-cars/picanto/

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