Kia Picanto gets P499K starting price this March

Updated Mar 16, 2021 | Same topic: Car Deals and Promotions

Could the cash discount promos hint at possible new car launches for Kia PH?

Kia Philippines is offering more than Php 100,000 cash discount for the Picanto this month. There’s also a low monthly plan for Kia’s subcompact hatchback, which could give you more reasons to drive home a brand-new Picanto this March.   

The Kia Picanto comes in four variants that are equipped with either a 1.0-liter or 1.2-liter gasoline engine. The 1.0-liter power unit delivers 66 hp and 95 Nm of torque while the 1.2-liter generates 83 hp and 122 Nm. The engine is mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, depending on the variant.

2020 Kia Picanto front profile

Kia Picanto EX AT variant

As mentioned, Kia PH is slashing off the prices of all Kia Picanto variants, which allows you to drive home the Korean subcompact hatchback at a starting price of Php 499,000. This means that you can get the Kia Picanto 1.0 LX MT with a discounted price of Php 91,000 this March. Kia PH is also offering a Php 8,499 monthly amortization for the Picanto. Pricing for other Picanto variants are as follows:  

  • 1.0 LX AT - Php 549,000
  • 1.2 EX MT - Php 599,000
  • 1.2 EX AT - Php 699,000

Of note, the Picanto 1.2 EX MT gets a cash discount of Php 101,000 since its regular sticker price is at Php 700,000. The said Picanto variant already comes with a seven-inch infotainment touchscreen that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

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Kia Sorento front profile

The seven-seater Kia Sorento

Kia PH is also offering the Sorento EX 4x4 with a whopping Php 430,000 cash discount, dropping the price down to Php 1,765,000 from Php 2,195,000. The Sorento EX 4x2 variant also gets a price cut of Php 370,000, and is now being sold for only P1,525,000    

The cash discount offers for this month also include the Kia Grand Carnival. The sticker price for the LX 11-seater variant now starts at Php 1,599,000 after the Php 396,000 markdown. The mid-variant EX 11-seater is being offered at Php 1,799,000 million, while the top-of-the-line EX 7-seater is pegged at Php 1,999,000, courtesy of a Php 396,000 cash discount.

Kia PH is serving up all its models with a 5-year or 160,000-km warranty, along with a free 24/7 Roadside Assistance for five years that covers Emergency Towing, Personal Assistance, Minor Onsite Repair, Medical Assistance, and Information Service for a secured, enjoyable and worry-free ownership. Of note, the said cash discounts are valid until March 31, 2021.

Kia Sorento all-new

All-new Kia Sorento

On the other hand, could the cash discount promos for the Picanto, Sorento, and Grand Carnival hint at possible future new car launches for Kia PH this year? Based on the previous report, Kia PH President Manny Aligada said that the brand will be launching two new vehicles “very, very soon.” Could those two new vehicles either be among the Picanto, Sorento, and Grand Carnival? We’ll have to wait and see.  

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Kia Picanto

<p>The Picanto is a city car manufactured by South Korean automaker Kia, sold under various names across Asian markets since 2004. Currently on its third generation, the name was derived from the Spanish word <em>picante,&nbsp;</em>meaning spicy or hot. The Picanto has been a recipient of the Red Dot Design Award in Europe in 2018 for the Car Design category, having been penned by Audi TT designer Peter Schreyer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In the Philippines, the model is sold in four variants with six exterior color options.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</p>

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Martin is the Content Editor of Philkotse. His love for cars first started when he got a remote-controlled toy as a birthday present. Then, Martin’s interest in cars was further developed through his family’s humble collection of Japanese cars.

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