Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pic of the Bunch

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pic of the Bunch

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DRIVING down the motorway I glanced down to see the speedometer was nudging towards 80mph so I throttled back.

Nothing too unusual about that perhaps, but at the time I was driving a new Kia Picanto, a small car with an even smaller engine.

And it says a lot about a car which has just 998cc under the bonnet that you can be cruising in it at such a speed without even realising.

For the cabin was quiet, the diminutive engine was just ticking over and the car felt as planted on the highway as any of the Picanto's bigger brothers would have been.

The new, third generation Picanto has changed very little visually - although there are subtle differences - but it has definitely come of age in terms of refinement, handling, quietness and quality.

The Picanto has always been an ideal city car but the new one is even better thanks to its superb manoeuvrability, small turning circle - helped by motor-driven power steering - and super smooth five-speed gearbox. …

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