The bookings of the highly anticipated hatchback of Kia Lucky Motors, Kia Picanto will begin from next week. Then the deliveries of Kia Picanto will start from the end of October.
Ever since the Auto Policy 2016-21 was announced, the 1000cc Picanto hatchback will be the first small vehicle that is offered by a leading automaker. United Auto also launched a small car ‘United Bravo’ in Pakistan but it is not a known auto manufacturer in the world.
Kia Picanto will provide options to the buyers in the small cars segment. For decades Pak Suzuki has dominated the ‘small affordable’ cars segment in Pakistan. But now options will be available for the purchasers. Picanto is quite similar to Suzuki Cultus, with same dimensions and similar engine.
It is a 5-door hatchback equipped with a 1000 cc engine displacement mated with a 4-speed automatic gearbox. The maximum output produced by the Euro-6 compliant 1.0-liter engine is 66 hp. The wheelbase of Kia Picanto is 2400 mm that ensures optimum control over the car.
The official price of Picanto is not known, but ideally, it will be priced somewhere around the price of Suzuki Cultus variants.
The success of Kia Picanto in Pakistan is largely dependent on its price. If it is priced correctly, it will give competition to Suzuki hatchbacks and United Bravo as well.