Kia_Picanto_X-Line_frontKia has introduced a Picanto X-Line Australian Open Special Edition as part of its major commitment to the biggest tennis event in Australia.

Picanto X-Line is based on the Picanto GT-Line. It has premium seats with red accents, premium steering wheel and shift knob, alloy pedals, electric-folding door mirrors, LED position lamps with DRLs, LED rear lights and projection headlamps X-Line and AO Edition.

Interestingly, the X-Line rides a little higher on suspension, raised 15 mm over the standard car. It rides on 16-inch alloy wheels.


The AO Edition stands out with special badging and contrast body accents, dual exhaust tips and the body kit that consists of side skirts, mouldings and rear air diffusers.

With driveaway pricing $16,990 for the five-speed manual and $17,990 for the four-speed automatic, the Picanto X-Line has the same 1.25-litre engine as the standard Picanto, with 65 kW of power and 122 Nm of torque.

The X-Line Picanto is available in Signal Red, Clear White, Titanium Silver Aurora Black and Alice Blue.

Premium colours attract a $520 fee.

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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