2020 (70) Kia Picanto1.0 2 5dr Auto [4 seats] - does it have seat adjustment and tilting steering?
The EU drive the increase in emissions regulation and control which has been the biggest effect I would say on the price, and possibly the removal of the centre seat and definitely the death of the 1.25 engine for the EU/UK market, money appears to have been spent on changes to the injection system bar a plastic bumper change. They have gone up year on year, prior to this year, but it was £500 in 2020 and £260 for 2021 ish, You can still get the £1000 contribution to finance then pay it off so you don't pay interest, here (Isle of Man) we never got the £2000 scrappage or the £1000 finance) just the full rrp unless you can wrangle a tiny deal, we were offered a paint upgrade (£500 ish) The VED rate has gone up for most of the range too, so I'm not sure what effect Brexit has had on the price. Being a manufacturer from outside of the EU KIA already struck a tariff free deal in the case of a "No deal" Aus and other markets still get 5 seats (a spare wheel as std strangely enough) dark tint windows and the 1.25 engine as they are not strapped with EU regulations. With the "NEW" agreement cars from the EU will not go up due to leaving, stuff from outside of the EU to here will still have to pay a tariff for now, that tariff would have come off such as the 8% tariff on American cars and the one on American spares and goods. It's all a minefield one way or an other. have fun.Just googled Kia Motors UK. The first hit on the list was our local VW dealer, what good was that.
Clicked on the Kia link and all I got was the new logo and a big photo of a Niro wanting to sell me one. Had to search for the Picanto.
Bring back the old site.
The "2" has got height adjust seat and tilt wheel so the OP should be happy. But the "1" has lost the height adjust seat since we looked, so much for my theory about things getting better.
The real shocker is the price. When we looked it as £9995 less the £2000 scrapage, at £7995 it was a bargain (well it would have been in the uncle could have driven it). Now its £10995 and no scrapage, £3000 more in 16 months. Well £2600 actually since I guess WBAC would still give him £400 for the Fiesta (if they were blind).
Not a bad increase in that short time. Guess we should thank the Brexiteers.