Jenny reviews the 2019 Kia Picanto in its latest sporty GT trim and with a manual transmission.

This generation Picanto has been around for a few years now and it’s super popular in this segment of the market, so Kia decided to give it a “zesty” upgrade which comes to us here in Australia in the form of a GT guise.

Engine Specifications


Engine: 2.4-liter 16-valve inline-4 SOHC
Power: 97 kW @ 5250 rpm
Torque: 202 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual 2WD 


Engine: 2.5 liter 16-valve inline-4 intercooled turbocharged DOHC 
Power: 131 kW @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 400 Nm @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 5 Speed Auto 2WD

The new Triton brings back some of the nostalgia that UTEs were mostly used as working machines, price and ability was more important than stylishness of the cabin. The latest Mitsubishi Triton is simply focused on those traditional ute values rather than bling and is also more affordable.