Kia Picanto Oz-bound

KIA is poised to enter the local city car class, with its new Picanto going on sale here for the first time. Taking on the likes of the Fiat 500 and Nissan Micra, the Picanto will be offered in a single spec to keep its price at about $14,990 (or less). It will be five-door with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder and will benefit from the brandís impressive seven-year warranty. The Rioís recent price rise has made space for the diminutive Picanto, due on sale here in early 2016 with sales expected to top 3000 a year.