Kia Picanto tops city car segment in 2016 J.D. Power Survey

  • Picanto has been awarded the most dependable city car
  • Kia ranked third overall brand for dependability
  • Success follows on from 2015 survey
  • Kia Picanto available in TMS Kia in Hinckley

  • Kia Picanto, available from TMS, has been awarded the highest ranking in the city car segment according to the J.D. Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study. The study, now in its second year, measures problems experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of vehicles in the UK after 12-36 months of ownership.

    In addition to this, Kia has also been named the third most dependable brand overall in the 2016 Nameplate VDS Ranking, with just 80 problems per 100 vehicles tested within the study. These results follow on from the success of last year’s study, where Kia also finished in the top three most dependable brands.

    Len Hallows, Managing Director of TMS Kia said: “This news is fantastic for our small city car the Picanto and our customers in the Midlands. This result is testament to the Picanto’s rigorous development and build quality, something which will continue to the all-new Picanto in 2017.”

    Moving forward into the third quarter of 2016, Kia has refreshed and upgraded the Picanto with simplified model structures, extra equipment and new trim grades on its 5-door models to make them even more appealing in an increasingly competitive UK small-car market. The New Kia Picanto now starts from £8,545 and is available from TMS Kia Hinckley for more information on the new line up for Picanto can be found here:

    Kia Picanto Awarded 'The Most Dependable City Car' Award at 2016 J.D. Power Survey