2019 Kia Picanto GT pricing and specs divulged

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Kia has released pricing and specifications for the Picanto GT, a sporty turbocharged version of its smallest car.

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It’s priced from $17,990 drive-away, just $500 more than the automatic-equipped Picanto GT-Line.

As the ‘performance’ model of the range, the Picanto GT is exclusively powered by a new 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder, which produces 74kW of power and 172Nm of torque. It drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox, and with a tare mass of 1007kg, it should be pretty peppy.

In addition to the new turbo engine, it has received a stiffer suspension tune and a sharper steering setup.

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Visually, the GT looks nearly identical to the standard GT-Line. It retains the same sports body kit with red accents, dual exhaust tips, 16-inch alloy wheels, 195/45 tyres and chrome-accented door handles, along with a GT badge. Inside, there are black cloth seats with red accents, red-and-black door trim, and a leather steering wheel with red contrast stitching.

Standard equipment includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, four-speaker sound system, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, power front windows and a choice of four exterior colours.

The Kia Picanto GT is now on sale.

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2019 Kia Picanto range pricing (drive-away):

  • S manual: $14,190
  • S auto: $15,690
  • AO Edition manual: $16,990
  • GT-Line auto: $17,490
  • AO Edition auto: $17,990
  • GT manual: $17,990

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