The X-Line joins a Picanto line-up that is already the safest range ever produced by Kia in the segment. Thanks to its advanced high strength steel body and the six air bags fitted as standard, with the option of a knee bag as well, the Picanto comes with impeccable passive safety credentials. Active safety systems are also a feature of the Picanto X-line, including vehicle stability management with electronic stability control, whilst you can additionally specify autonomous emergency braking to help prevent an accident from ever occurring.
Rugged good looks
It wouldn’t be a Kia without the tiger-nose grille, and on the X-Line the grille and fog lamp surrounds stand out, thanks to the lime green highlights, although silver highlights are available as an option. Underscoring the grille is the SUV-style front bumper with go-anywhere skidplates, a design that is also mirrored in the rear bumper. The X-Line stands 15mm higher off the ground to give the driver excellent all-round visibility, and the extra height is emphasised by the black cladding on the wheelarches.