Naza Kia Malaysia, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia has introduced the all-new Picanto, the company's most affordable model in their lineup.
The new model from Kia is available in one trim level, priced at RM 49,888 OTR without insurance.
The third-generation Kia Picanto is all-new. Despite looking rather similar to its predecessor, the Kia Picanto is built on an all-new platform.
Thanks to the new platform, wheelbase is now 15 mm longer, coming in at 2,400 mm. Seating height of the first row have been reduced by 10 mm and moved backwards by 5 mm to improve headroom by 3 mm and legroom by 15 mm.
Boot space comes in at 255 litres, which can be further expanded to 1,010 litres by folding down the 60:40 split rear seats.
Additionally, the all-new Kia Picanto is the cheapest new car on sale in Malaysia to offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay via its floating-type 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Engine and Transmission
In terms of powertrain, Kia offers the all-new Picanto with two naturally-aspirated engines and one turbocharged engine, though for the Malaysian market, Naza Kia Malaysia has opted to fit in the predecessor’s 1.2-litre Kappa four-cylinder petrol engine.
While the predecessor was offered with a five-speed manual, the all-new Picanto is now an automatic-only affair, with a four-speed automatic hooked up to the engine that sends 84 PS and 121 Nm to the front wheels.
- Keyless entry with push start button
- One touch turn signal
- 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Reverse camera with dynamic guide lines
- Projector headlights
- LED daytime running lights (DRLs)
- LED tail lights
- Electric folding side mirrors
- 175/65R14 tires
- Front and rear disc brakes
Elsewhere, the all-new Picanto is also the first model in its segment to offer six airbags as standard, on top of Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) with Electronic Stability Control (ESC), much like its predecessor. ISOFIX anchor points and rear seat belt pretensioners are also fitted as standard.
The introduction of the all-new Kia Picanto also marks the return of Naza Kia Malaysia’s ‘Novus’ accessory bundle. Two packages are available, namely Novus X and Novus S, priced at RM5,618 and RM3,498 respectively. Among the included accessories are the Novus emblems, window tints, Novus bodykit, leather seat and a car DVR.
The all-new Kia Picanto is available in five different colours – Pop Orange, Lime Light, Honey Bee, Clear White and Titanium Silver. Naza Kia Malaysia is backing the all-new Picanto with a five year unlimited mileage factory warranty.