Kia Picanto GT-Line_exterior
Kia Australia introduced the Picanto Australian Open special edition in January to celebrate the Korean company’s continued sponsorship of major tennis event – the first Grand Slam of the global tennis year.

The edition was a big success and so is now offered as a continuing member of the Picanto range, this time tagged as the Picanto GT-Line. In Kia-speak ‘GT-Line’ means a car has added visual elements, usually sporting ones, but is not a high-performance ‘GT’.

External changes are comprehensive, with16-inch alloy wheels, GT-Line badging, LED position lamps and DRLs as well as the GT-Line trim package with contrasting body accents, dual exhaust tips and a sporty body kit.

Inside are premium seats with red accents, alloy sports pedals and a six-speaker sound system.

Picanto GT-Line Interior

The Picanto GT-Line is available with an automatic transmission only.

Colours are Clear White, or three premium colours ($520 option), Aurora Black, Titanium Silver or Signal Red.

Sadly, there’s not tennis racket, not even tennis balls in the package…

The Picanto GT-Line is priced at $17,490 drive away and comes with Kia’s standard 7-year warranty, 7-year roadside assist and 7-year capped-price servicing.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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