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City cars that make a virtue of their small size can be fun to drive and that's certainly the case with the Picanto. This shouldn't be such a surprise as it shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai i10 but the last generation wasn't somehow quite able to match the driving dynamics and on-road character of its close relation.
That has been rectified in this new version with the wheels now pushed further out towards the corners of the car, making the new Picanto nimble around town - thanks in part to a usefully tight turning circle - and agile on the open road.
The Kia Picanto is an inexpensive city car and its interior is never going to be plush but Kia has still managed to produce something smart and functional to a budget.