KIA’S revamped Picanto city car will cost from £8,345 for the three-door version and £8,545 for the entry-level five-door model.
The smallest car in the Korean brand’s stable, which was revealed at last month’s Geneva Motor Show, has just hit UK streets.
And all versions come with styling, dynamics and specification revisions plus a new trim grade, SR7, which replaces the former VR7 model and adds appreciably more kit.
Style changes see a revised front end featuring new headlights, a new bumper design with vertical foglamp housing and a restyled rear bumper.
From autumn both the 1.0-litre and 1.25-litre petrol engines will meet EU6 emissions regulations and develop more pulling power at lower revs.
Performance and consumption figures see the 68bhp 1.0-litre models capable of acceleration of 0-60 in 13.9 seconds and a top speed of 95mph. Potential average fuel return is 67.3mpg.
For the 1.25-litre cars the numbers are 0-60 in 11 seconds (12.9 automatic) and a top speed of 106mph (101 auto) with fuel consumption of 68.9mpg (53.3 auto).
Other changes see new eight-spoke, petal-shaped 14-inch alloy wheels exclusive to the five-door grade 2 model, which also benefits from the option of Atlantic Blue metallic paint.
That colour is also available on the five-door grade 3 while SR7 variants in both body styles are exclusively offered with Honey Bee Yellow metallic paint.
The interior of every model now has chrome rings on the three-cylinder instrument cluster and chrome accents on the air vent knobs, plus a high-gloss black finish to the gear selector.
Compared with the previous VR7, SR7 models now benefit from privacy glass and automatic lights, while the five-door grade 4 version, which sits at the top of the Picanto range, gains cruise control with a speed limiter.
Every model has an upgraded audio system with fewer buttons and faster responses and further versions featuring an audio-visual navigation system linked to a seven-inch screen will be added later in the year.
Some 11 Picanto models are available in all, based on three-door 1 and SR7 grades and five-door 1, 1 Air, SR7, 2, 3 and 4 grades.
Prices range from £8,345 for the Kia Picanto 1 three-door 1.0-litre model to £12,545 for the Picanto 3 1.25-litre five-door automatic.
Every car comes with the company’s fully transferable seven years or 100,000 miles warranty.