NOT IN FRONT OF THE CHILDREN

New-release AO Editions have hit K ia showrooms, but these are not racy, ’80s mov ies from SBS, they’re Picanto, Sportage and Sorento limited editions to mark Kia’s long-running sponsorship of the Australian Open (Jan 14-27). The Picanto X-Line AO Edition is GT-line based, with new skirts, moldings and front and rear diffusers, dual exhaust tips, 15mm raised(!) suspension and 16in alloys and the same 65kW, 122Nm as the Picanto S. Red-accented premium seats, a premium wheel and knob, alloy pedals, powered folding mirrors, LED position lamps with DR Ls, LED taillights, projector headlights and front fogs complete the $16,990 dr ive-away special (add $1000 for an auto).