1 June 2018 · Kia Vehicle Reviews

4 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About the All-New Kia Picanto | Phil Gilbert Kia

The Kia Picanto is Australia’s best-selling micro car and it’s all-new for 2018 with fresh styling that’s already earned designs awards. Not only does the 2018 Kia Picanto have standard features usually reserved for more expensive cars – and sometimes as extra cost options, but not with the Kia Picanto. Here are 4 fun features that’ll send you straight to Phil Gilbert Kia to drive a Kia Picanto today.

1. Best-in-class Boot

Kia knows you live an active lifestyle, which is what they’ve equipped the 2018 Kia Picanto with the largest boot in its class. Whether it’s camping gear, skateboards, skis, or supplies for a day at the beach, the 2018 Picanto can handle it.  With its best-in-class boot 225 litres – the largest in its class – there’s enough cargo space enough to accommodate 43 large pizza boxes.

2. Wireless Phone Charger

No more messing about with charger cables. In the 2018 Kia Picanto you need only to place your compatible mobile on the wireless charging tray in the centre console. No worries if your keys or coins find their way onto the tray by mistake. Should unintended items accidently land in the tray the foreign object detection system deactivates the charging function so you can safely remove them from the tray.

3. Advanced Torque Vectoring System

Fancy yourself with the Advanced Torque Vectoring System, first developed in WRC competition, is standard in the 2018 Kia Picanto. It’s the first appearance of this technology in the segment that imperceptibly activates one or more brake calipers so that if you should overlook it heading into a corner, the Advanced Torque Vectoring System can help pull you through.

A feature found standard primarily in premium automobile and often as an extra cost option is the 2018 Kia Picanto Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS). Utilizing sophisticated sensors the system is able to detect the potential of a collision ahead, and will activate the brake system to avoid or reduce the effects of a collision.

There are many more features that the all-new 2018 Kia Picanto has to offer, like 7-inch touchscreen, rear parking camera, Bluetooth connectivity, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and more. To learn more about why it makes the perfect city car by visiting Phil Gilbert Kia today.