KIA Picanto 2016 Philippines: All you want in a small car

Jun 16, 2020

KIA Picanto 2016 is always the first choice in the segment if customers have about PHP 525,000

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KIA Picanto 2016: Introduction

The Kia Picanto is a city car manufactured by the South Korean brand Kia Motors since 2004. Kia Picanto (as known as Kia Morning in some markets) was chosen by a lot of people in the small car segment.

The hatchback of the Korean automaker is inherently familiar on the street with its small size and flexible turning ability, along with upgrades in both exterior and interior. This model in the Philippines have these variants: 1.0 EX, 1.2 EX, 1.0 LX and 1.0 MX.

2016 KIA Picanto Exterior: Car experts are very impressed

Compared to its predecessor, the 2016 Picanto model has a design change in the front fog lamps and the rear reflective lamp combination with two air intakes to help the car look more stylish and healthier. In addition, Kia has not changed anything in the projector Halogen headlights, LED daytime running lamps or the typical tiger-shaped grille.

2016 KIA Picanto Exterior

This is a well-designed car that looks both sturdy and attractive

The door handle is chrome plated by the manufacturer, making the car more elegant. Not inferior to expensive cars, Picanto 2016's rearview mirror also has integrated LED turn strip lights that are very convenient. The front lights are covered with black plastic in all colors to make the car sportier.

The body of KIA Picanto 2016 is 3,595 x 1,595 x 1,490 mm with a wheelbase of 2,385 mm. Picanto rims are made of 15-inch alloy. The tail of the car is highly appreciated by experts. Sport dual exhaust system and round red sub-tail light clusters are very special details in the design of 2016 Kia Picanto.

2016 KIA Picanto Exterior

2016 KIA Picanto Interior: All necessary facilities

The interior in the most expensive version of Kia Picanto 2016 (1.2 EX) is rated luxurious. The entire seat of the car is leather. The rear seat space is very comfortable, probably due to the largest wheelbase (2,385mm).

The luggage compartment of KIA Morning 2016 has also been significantly expanded due to the foldable rear seats at 60:40. The entire air-conditioning control border is covered with chrome-plated metal to make the interior of the car completely elegant. On the steering wheel of this A-segment car also integrates a series of control buttons such as sound control, radio, DVD. Behind it contains information about gasoline, km, round rewinding machine, etc.

2016 KIA Picanto Interior

The car interior is quite luxurious and spacious

Engine & Performance of Picanto 2016

2016 KIA Picanto uses Kappa 1.25L 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed automatic gearbox for a maximum power of 86 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, maximum torque of 120 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Equipped with this engine nothing changed from the old version. The maximum turning radius of the 4,900mm vehicle makes turning especially easy. Because of its small size, Picanto's weight is only 1,370kg, so the smooth movement on the street is a big plus.

2016 KIA Picanto Engine

KIA Morning SI 2016 has a small engine, convenient for moving in the city

Safety Review of Picanto 2016 Philippines

Safety equipment such as ABS anti-lock braking system and EBD electronic brake force distribution system helps the driver confidence when going uphill and on slippery roads.

Key Specs and Price of KIA Picanto 2016 in the Philippines

  2016 KIA Picanto 1.0 EX  2016 KIA Picanto 1.2 EX   2016 KIA Picanto 1.0 LX 2016 KIA Picanto 1.0 MX
Price   575000 PHP 650000 PHP 525000 PHP 615000 PHP
Body Type  Hatchback   Hatchback   Hatchback  Hatchback
Color  Light Silver, Red, White, Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow   Light Silver, Red, White, Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow   Light Silver, Red, White, Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow  Light Silver, Red, White, Blue, Pink, Black, Yellow
Engine Type  In-Line 4   In-Line 4   In-Line 4  In-Line 4
Engine Displacement  1.0L  1.2L   1.0L  1.0L
Horsepower  68hp 86hp   68hp 68hp
 Torque  95Nm  120Nm   95Nm  95Nm
 Transmission  Manual  Automatic   Manual  Manual
 Layout Front-Wheel Drive - FWD   Front-Wheel Drive - FWD  Front-Wheel Drive - FWD Front-Wheel Drive - FWD
Exterior Dimensions 3595 x 1595 x 1490
3595 x 1595 x 1490
3595 x 1595 x 1490
3595 x 1595 x 1490
Seating Capacity 5 5 5 5


2016 KIA Picanto Philippines

2016 KIA Picanto Philippines in Blue

KIA Picanto 2016 Verdict: Final recommendation

In conclusion, you should go for a car like 2016 Kia Picanto if you want to rely upon your car without any hesitation. This car has compact advantages suitable for city drive, spacious interior and fuel economy. However, the body is quite thin and noisy when traveling at high speed, plus not too many amenities inside the car.