The second-generation Kia Picanto follows the same pattern as many recent Kias – the latest model is much better quality than the car that it replaces, making it much stronger competition for rivals such as the Hyundai i10, Fiat 500 and Ford Ka. The Kia's small dimensions are given a bolder, more premium feel thanks to a chunkier look, and the well-laid-out interior now looks classier and more expensive. It now comes with the choice of three or five doors, the former having a sportier look and feel than the more practical five door. The body is longer so provides greater space inside the car, too, with the boot being a lot larger than the old model and offering significantly more luggage space. You can choose between two quiet petrol engines, while the overall driving experience is good, especially on trips into town. The Picanto comes in nine overall specs that starts with the entry-level 1, then 1 Air, 2, 3 for the five-door, then 1, 1 Air, White, Equinox and City models. All spec levels are well equipped, with the mid-range 2 cars coming with alloy wheels, electric windows and Bluetooth connectivity fitted as standard.