Kia launches new versions of the Picanto, Stonic and Niro

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Kia Picanto Zest

Kia has kickstarted 2020 with the launch of a trio of new special editions and trim levels.

All models are on sale from 2 January and come with Kia’s acclaimed seven-year warranty.

The Kia Picanto Zest is the most eye-catching of the new cars, featuring Lime Light green metallic paint as standard. It also boasts 15-inch alloy wheels, grey faux-leather upholstery, a reversing camera and rear privacy glass.

A seven-inch touchscreen, LED rear lights, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto complete the package.

The Picanto Zest is powered by a 1.0-litre petrol engine and costs £12,650.

Kia Stonic Maxx

Kia Stonic Maxx

Moving up a size, the new Kia Stonic Maxx comes in white with a contrasting red roof. Standard equipment includes 17-inch graphite-coloured alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, black faux-leather, LED rear lights and a reversing camera.

The Stonic Maxx is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and offered with either a six-speed manual gearbox (£19,055) or seven-speed automatic (£20,055).

Kia Niro PHEV 2

Kia Niro PHEV 2

Finally, Kia has launched a new entry-level version of the Niro plug-in hybrid. The Niro PHEV ‘2‘ costs £30,265 and comes with a long list of standard equipment.

The specification includes an eight-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, smart cruise control and a towing pack.

Dual-zone climate control, 16-inch alloy wheels, lane-keep assist, lane-follow assist, hill-start assist and forward collision avoidance assist are also fitted as standard.

All three models are on sale now.

Kia is also offering up to £2,500 scrappage discount off the price of a new car. A saving of £2,000 is available on the Picanto and Rio, with a £2,500 allowance available on the Stonic, Sportage, Niro hybrid and Niro plug-in hybrid.

The offer is available from now until the end of March 2020. For more information, visit the Kia website.

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