Kia has announced their latest model – the new three-door Picanto ‘City', which hits the market on 1 October this year at the desirable price of £10,245.

The 2013 Picanto City comes with an exciting exterior look, with features including the signature red grille, 14" alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors and front fog lights. Metallic paint is a standard feature and the model is available in Blaze Red or Bright Silver, so you can arrive in the city with style. Its high specification   includes reversing sensors, which make parking in those tight city centre spaces convenient and effortless.

The interior features premium cloth upholstery, ample storage for personal items and a leather trimmed steering wheel with audio controls. Features unique to the ‘City' include ambient LED lighting and a "Hollywood" style vanity mirror with three-stage illumination sequence. Bluetooth connectivity allows the driver to make hands-free calls via voice recognition and stream music wirelessly.

It is powered by a three-cylinder Kappa 1.0 MPI engine coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox. It returns up to 67.3 mpg UK on combined cycle and 99 g/km of CO2.

The safety is granted by Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Hill Assist Control. Significantly, ‘City' is fitted with Cornering Brake Control, which is a first in the Picanto range. With six airbags, the ‘City' is extremely safe and is also equipped with five three-point seatbelts all round, making it one of the few 5-seaters in its class.

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Source: Kia