Karachi KIA Lucky Motors Pakistan starts importing 2nd Generation Kia Picanto in Pakistan which earlier displayed at PAPS 2019 and The Booking starts from the next week of September 2019. KIA Picanto is available in two variants. Picanto Manual price in Pakistan is PKR 1,899,000 and Picanto Automatic price in Pakistan is PKR 1,999,000. In a Global market KIA has launched the 3rd Generation Picanto whereas, in Pakistan, KIA Lucky Motors is launching 2nd Generation in 2019.
KIA Picanto displayed at the PAPS 2019 has a signature compact tiger-nose radiation grille at the front. It is equipped with 14’’ steel wheels (with optional allow rims). The vehicle also has power steering, power windows, entertainment system, and analog climate control.
The hatchback is equipped with airbags, a basic safety feature. KIA claims that they will offer a version of Picanto that will have a variety of additional features, as compared to the version shown at PAPS 2019.
The Picanto in Pakistan comes with an incline 3-cylinders 1.0 MPI engine. Max power is 69/6,200 and max torque is 9.6/3,500. Moreover, its mileage is between 18 – 20 km/l.
KIA’s main competition for this hatchback vehicle is Suzuki, in particular, Cultus and Wagon-R. Suzuki Cultus VXR variant costs Rs.1.75 million, and the top of the line Cultus, which come with AGS costs Rs. 1.97 million. In comparison, Suzuki Wagon-R VXR is currently priced at Rs.1.54 million while the higher-end VXL stands at Rs.1.62 million. In terms of the price range, the variant VCT-i of FAW V2 also falls into the competition, with its price set at Rs. 1.5 million. It is equipped with a 1298 cc engine.