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Kia Picanto (2011-2017) review

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Key features
  • City
  • Used only
  • Petrol/Diesel
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A well-styled, chunky-looking supermini that has proved popular for its cheap price and day-to-day usability, the Kia Picanto is a very likeable runabout or city car. This second-generation model (launched 2011) has proved to be more of an all-rounder than its predecessor, and it's appealing for more than just its low cost - it's no longer a no-frills, no fun option. Read on for our full review.

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