Kia Picanto 1.0

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Kia Picanto 1.0

You simply can't ignore the price. Yes, the Fiat Panda is more refined and the Hyundai i10 has more standard equipment, but both will cost you 500 more to buy.

In this price bracket, that's a lot, which explains why the Picanto is one of the most popular cars bought under the scrappage scheme so far.

Its 1.0-litre petrol engine isn't really up to doing regular motorway jaunts, but it will help to keep your running costs down, thanks to its low fuel consumption. Cute looks and standard five-door practicality make the Picanto well worth a look if money is really tight.

Key equipment
CD player (four speakers), driver and passenger airbags, electric front windows, split-folding rear seats, tilt-adjustable steering wheel.

Kia Picanto 1.0 5dr
Scrappage price: 4495
Cash price: 6495
Availability: 9 weeks
Best internet scrappage price: na
Best internet cash price: na

Technical data
Power 61bhp
Top speed 93mph
0-62mph 16.4secs
Average mpg 57.6mpg
CO2 output 117g/km