Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
2 minute read
16 Feb 2021
8:05 am

Kia Picanto gets X-factor

Mark Jones

Ever-popular hatchback gets a bit of urban toughening up.

New Kia Picanto X-Line

Compact cars are where most of the sales action is these days, and for good reason too. They are competitively priced, come with (most of the time) a full house of spec and safety features, while also offering low cost of maintenance and ownership. And of course, the trendier looking you make these offerings, the better they seem to sell. Enter Kia's Picanto X-Line, a crossover offering of their ever-popular Picanto hatch. Being called a crossover means that the X-Line gets a bit of urban toughening up in the form of faux skid-plate detailing, mud guards and slightly raised ride...