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RPM TV Website | October 13, 2021

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Video: Kia Picanto 1.2 Smart Manual test

Deon Schoeman

A small but proven engine offers enough brio to provide this latest Kia Picanto with adequate get up and go, while the five-speed manual gearbox makes for engaging driving. Confident handing adds to the experience, while this top-level version impresses with a feature-laden cabin, too. Add cheeky styling, and the latest-generation Kia Picanto is an appealing small hatchback.
Make and model: Kia Picanto 1.2 Smart Manual
Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 248 cc
Power: 61 kW @ 6 000 rpm
Torque: 122 Nm @ 4 000 rpm
Power-to-weight ratio: 68,23 kW/ton
Gearbox: Five-speed manual, FWD
Wheels/tyres: 15-inch alloy, 185/55 R15 tyres

0-100 km/h: 13,0 sec (est)
Top speed: 170 km/h
Fuel tank capacity: 35 litres
Fuel consumption (claimed/tested): 6,5 litres/100 km (est)
Operating range (claimed/tested): 540 km (est)
CO2 emissions: 116 g/km


Sharper looks, smarter cabin.
Could do with more pep.

Retail price/as tested: R195 995/R195 995

Hyundai Grand i10 1.25 Fluid: R202 900
Toyota Yaris1.0 Pulse: R199 000


  1. Trevor Thantsa

    Hi team, has RPM TV completely stopped airing on tv or are guys on some kind of break?

    Be that as it may, I really hope we get to see you back on tv soonest.


    • Deon Schoeman

      The RPM TV show that used to be broadcast on Supersport is on hold indefinitely due to a lack of sponsorship. We are hoping to continue updating our YouTube channel going forward, though.

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