Kia PH wants you to own a Picanto with P1,000 downpayment

Updated Nov 27, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

You might want to see this if you are looking for a car during these trying times.

The country’s economy has been highly devastated by the continuous negative effects of the COVID-19 crisis. In fact, two of the major contributors to the country’s economy, the OFWs and the BPO industry, are highly affected.

In addition, the local auto industry’s vehicle sales have been affected with a 52 percent plunged year-on-year.

However, this motivated Kia Philippines to further use its “Power to Surprise” that will help ease the COVID-19’s effects in the country. The Korean carmaker said it sees the situation as an opportunity for growth and a way to contribute to the local economy.

A red Picanto on the road

Get around town with Kia's entry-level vehicle

Kia Philippines then promotes the Kia Picanto and Soluto as the perfect vehicles for daily drives and for those looking for affordable personal transport.

For the month of July, the Kia Picanto is available for sale with either a Php 1,000 low down payment or a Php 12,115 low monthly payment, while the Kia Soluto is offered with either a Php 16,000 low down payment or a Php 13,655 low monthly payment.

These vehicles are backed by a 5-year or 160,000 km warranty and a 24/7 Emergency Road Assistance. Kia Philippines, however, clarified that these offers are exclusive to BPI Family Savings bank.

Front view of a Soluto

Or maybe with a Soluto?

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Another contribution Kia Philippines is providing is expanding its network in order to reach out to more Filipinos, opening four new dealerships by the 3rd quarter of 2020. These include Kia Marikina, Kia Fairview, Kia Isabela, and Kia Bonifacio Global City.

“The coronavirus and lockdown may have taken their toll on the local and global economy. Yet, we at Kia Philippines, are confident that we will overcome these with sales and aftersales initiatives, continued expansion of our dealer network, entering into the digital age with a virtual showroom, and unboxing of an all-new model” says Manny Aligada, president of Kia Philippines. He further adds, “all these are designed to not only jumpstart our brand but the economy as well.”

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Know more about Kia Picanto 2023

Kia Picanto

The Picanto is a city car model sold by Kia Philippines. There are is one for this model, the Picanto EX MT. Prices for this Kia Picanto 2023 trim currently stands at Php 700,000.

In the Philippines, the Kia Picanto uses a 1.2-liter engine that can produce up to 83 horsepower and 122 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a five-speed manual gearbox. 

Size-wise, the Picanto is 3,595mm long, 1,595mm wide, and 1,495mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,400mm. 

Locally, the Kia Picanto competes against the likes of the Toyota Wigo, Mitsubishi Mirage, Honda Brio, Suzuki S-Presso, and Chevrolet Spark. 

₱ 590,000 - ₱ 745,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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