City cars, such as the Kia Picanto, are as popular as chocolate here in the UK, and that’s the reason you’ll find most mainstream manufacturers offering one.
Of course, a good one needs to focus on giving buyers in this market exactly what they want: seriously cheap motoring, without compromising too much on space, quality or decent driving characteristics.
And the Picanto goes head to head with a wealth of talent including the Hyundai i10, Seat Mii, Skoda Citigo, Suzuki Celerio and Volkswagen Up. It’s available with a choice of three small petrol engines, a manual or automatic gearbox, and comes in a practical five-door configuration only.
City cars may be cheap to buy, but nobody wants to waste their money, so does the Picanto prove well rounded enough to see off its best rivals?