New Special Edition Kia Picanto Quantum

The diminutive Kia Picanto now has a special edition – very much akin to the new Ford Fiesta ST3 announced the other day.

From what can be seen, and the details we’ve got, the Picanto Quantum looks to be a fairy appealing affair. I’ve never thought the Picanto was a bad looking car, but I reckon the red trim around the grill and more aggressive stance, including low grill and black alloys, really suits the car and makes it looks just the part for tearing up town.

From the information we’ve got, the Picanto Quantum is powered by a 1.25-litre petrol engine, developing 84bhp at 6,000rpm and 120Nm torque at 4,000rpm. It’s finished in Titanium Silver metallic paintwork with premium black cloth interior upholstery and sits alongside the existing Picanto ‘White’ in the ‘Originals’ programme.

Standard equipment includes 15-inch five-round-spoke alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, a smart key entry system with engine start/stop button, electric sliding and tilting sunroof, electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED indicator lights, front foglights, a six-speaker audio system, body-coloured side sill mouldings and automatic headlight control with ‘see-you-home’ and ‘welcome’ lighting.

The Picanto Quantum also adds to its list of standard equipment with an ‘Urban Pack’ consisting of reversing sensors, LED ambient interior lighting, a premium Supervision instrument cluster and an illuminated driver’s side vanity mirror. There is also UV solar windscreen glass to reduce glare and UV light in the cabin and privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate.

The Quantum manual version costs £11,895 and has a five-speed gearbox. Its combined fuel economy is 62.8mpg with CO2 emissions of 106g/km. It has a top speed of 106mph and accelerates from 0-60mph in 11.0 seconds.

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