In this day and age with all the challenges the world is facing, the consumer of today is demanding the product they purchase to be delivered to their home. Whether it’s a new laptop, iPhone, groceries or simple your evening meal, the buyer wants the merchandise delivered straight to the door. Maybe it’s appropriate Kia has decided to launch its all new Picanto Runner. A compact and cost effective urban delivery vehicle with all the traditional drivers comforts. Practical space and 350kg payload, the Kia Picanto Runner includes unlimited kilometre warranty and standard Kia Care Package.
Not all home delivery services want to run a large delivery vehicle as the majority of home deliveries are small packages. This is the advantage of the Picanto Runner as it can carry more delivery orders than a scooter while providing a safe environment for the driver and economical cost for the business.
Based on the Kia Picanto START the Picanto Runner loses the rear seat bench to create a flat loading area. Sturdy metal cargo dividers are added to keep cargo in place while in transit, while the rear windows are laminated to keep the load being transported secure and out of sight. Depending on the need the business can also brand the vehicle either with contravision on the windows, or do a full wrap – both at affordable cost thanks to the cars compact dimensions. The Picanto Runner offers approximately 820 litres of practical space, with a 350 kg payload. Powered by a 1.0-litre in-line three cylinder, 12 valve DOHC petrol engine, paired with a five speed manual transmission. With 49 kW of power and 95 Nm of torque the Picanto Runner is nimble enough to conquer the challenges of the urban jungle while still returning nippy performance and excellent fuel efficiency.
Included with the Picanto Runner are the following features:
- Driver and passenger airbags
- Central Locking
- ABS and Data Dot
- Air Conditioning
- Bluetooth connectivity
- AUX/UBS connection
Another business advantage is the peace of mind the Kia brings. Knowing things will be taken care of quickly and efficiently when things go wrong. With a warranty that is standard on all Kia vehicles but also includes two years/30 000 km service plan. In addition the Runner is also covered by Kia’s Corporate Fleet Care package designed specifically for working vehicles.
The Fleet package includes access to the Kia 1-hour Express service, courtesy vehicle rental and Premium Roadside assistance, which includes minor mechanical assistance, emergency fuel delivery, flat tyre assistance, battery jump-start and towing to name but a few. Invaluable benefits to a business that relies on fast and efficient deliveries.
The Kia Picanto Runner is priced at R198 995 from all Kia Motors South Africa dealerships.