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6 cars you can get for the price of a Kia Picanto X-Line

Kia receivenly unveiled its Picanto X-Line in South Africa, with a starting price of R237,995 for the manual version.

The crossover-type vehicle is also available as an automatic for R251,995.

Both models feature a 1.2-litre engine that puts out 61kW and 122Nm of torque, along with a 5-year/unlimited kilometre warranty and a prepaid 2-year/30,000km service plan.

Two-tone artificial leather seats and a new 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system are also included – with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a reverse camera.

The competition

To see what the Kia Picanto X-Line will be competing against in South Africa, we looked at new cars in the same price bracket.

A focus on small hatchbacks and crossovers was also applied, to provide competing vehicles which can perform the same role as the Picanto X-Line.

The list below details what is on offer in the new car market, and reveals that Kia is up against stiff competition from Suzuki, Toyota, VW, Renault, Ford, and Honda.

The cars from these brands include the top-selling VW Polo Vivo, the new Toyota Starlet, and the plucky Renault Sandero Stepway.

Suzuki Swift 1.2 GLX Auto – R229,900

Renault Sandero 66kW Turbo Stepway Expression – R231,900

VW Polo Vivo Hatch 1.4 Comfortline – R233,200

Toyota Starlet 1.4 XS Auto – R238,300

Ford Figo Freestyle 1.5 Trend – R241,100

Honda Jazz 1.2 Trend – R245,600

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