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2021 Kia Picanto pricing and specs detailed: Recently facelifted Mitsubishi Mirage and Fiat 500 rival increases in cost

About two months after the facelifted Picanto micro hatchback went on sale, Kia Australia has increased its pricing.

All five Picanto variants have become $500 dearer, meaning the range now starts from $15,190 plus on-road costs for the manual S and reaches $19,490 for the automatic GT.

Speaking to CarsGuide, a Kia Australia spokesperson confirmed no changes have been made to the Mitsubishi Mirage and Fiat 500 rival’s standard specification, with exchange-rate pressures instead prompting its price rise.

As before, the Picanto is available in three grades: entry-level S, mid-range GT-Line and flagship GT.

The S and GT-Line are motivated by a 62kW/122Nm 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a five-speed manual as standard, although a four-speed torque-converter automatic can be optioned.

Meanwhile, the GT is powered by a 74kW/172Nm 1.0-litre turbo-petrol three-cylinder engine, which is exclusively matched to a five-speed manual. Like every version of the Picanto, it’s front-wheel drive.

The Picanto is the most popular model in the Micro Car segment, selling 3568 units to the end of November this year – a 28.7 per cent decrease over the corresponding period in 2019 but still enough for a commanding market share of 77.3 per cent.

2021 Kia Picanto pricing before on-road costs