A Brief Comparison Between KIA Picanto & Suzuki Cultus

Both KIA Picanto and Suzuki Cultus are Subcompact hatchback cars with the same engine capacity of 1000cc and produce almost same power and torque, with a price tag of 18.99-19.99 and 17.45 to 19.75 lac respectively.

an image of cars kia picanto and suzuki cultus
KIA Picanto

KIA Picanto is going to be launched amid a lot of hopes and suspense for the new entrant in the monopolized auto industry of Pakistan, in the segment. Advance booking has been started by KIA Lucky Motors, for All-new KIA Picanto since 14 September 2019 and delivery is expected at the end of October 2019.

Introductory price The Hatchback is as following
KIA Picanto MT = Rs.1,899,000
KIA Picanto AT = Rs.1,999,000
And it’s advance booking amount is,
KIA Picanto MT = Rs.899,000
KIA Picanto AT = Rs.999,000

It’s pertinent to mention here that, Certain model of the KIA Picanto launching in Pakistan is a bit older one, as it’s 2nd generation of the global version which was launched in 2011 as Kia Morning in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chile, Kia New Morning in Vietnam and the Naza Suria or Naza Picanto in Malaysia, and Picanto in rest of the world including Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Whereas 3rd generation of the car was launched in 2017, worldwide. The other thing about this car that should be kept in mind is, that this is a lesser version of all that was launched in the world yet, in terms of features. while in the Global market it comes equipped with the latest safety and comfort features,
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Kia Picanto car image
Suzuki Cultus

Suzuki Cultus is based on the new latest platform and has a next-generation engine under its hood. This 3rd generation cultus was launched in Pakistan in 2017 when it replaced the older shape cultus. This generation was launched in 2014 with the nameplate of Suzuki Celerio in India, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand destined cars are manufactured in Thailand. 
The hatchback has got more aerodynamic shape, more spacious interior cabin comparatively less curb weight and its boot space is also ample, being a subcompact hatchback car.
its Trims and Price in Pakistan is as under

Suzuki Cultus VXR = Rs.1,745,000
Suzuki Cultus VXL = Rs.1,855,000
Suzuki Cultus AGS = Rs.1,975,000

Now let’s have a comparison of the specifications and features of the top of the line variants i.e. automatic variants of both the cars available in Pakistan.
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Suzuki Cultus Vs KIA Picanto

                                                                                                                         Suzuki Cultus                                KIA Picanto
Overall Length3600 mm3595 mm
Overall Width1600 mm1595 mm
Overall Height1540 mm1490 mm
Wheel Base2425 mm2385 mm
Ground Clearance145 mm152 mm
Kerb Weight795 KG840KG
Seating Capacity5 persons5 persons
Fuel Tank Capacity35 L35 L
Boot Space254L200L
Mileage Highway20 KM/LITER18 KM/LITER
Mileage City16-17 KM/LITER14-16 KM/LITER
No of Doors5doors5doors
Displacement998cc998cc
Power67Hp@rpm68Hp@rpm
Torque90Nm@rpm94Nm@rpm
Transmission TypeAutomaticAutomatic
Gear/Speeds54
Minimum Turning Radius4.7m4.8m
Valve MechanismDOHC 12 valvesDOHC 12 Valves
Compression Ratio11.010.1
No of Cylinders33
Cylinder ConfigurationIn-LineIn-Line
Valves per Cylinder (value)44
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Fuel SystemMPiMPi
Front SuspensionFront: Macpherson Strut with coil springs, Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil SpringsFront McPherson Strut with Stabilizer, Rear Coupled Torsion Beam Axle S S, Shock Absorber Gas & Coil Spring S S
Rear SuspensionFront: Macpherson Strut with coil springs, Rear: Torsion Beam with Coil SpringsFront McPherson Strut with Stabilizer, Rear Coupled Torsion Beam Axle S S, Shock Absorber Gas & Coil Spring S S
Steering TypeRack & Pinion with Electronic MotorTilt- Adjustable and Tripmeter Steering Control
Power-AssistedElectronic Power SteeringMotor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) with EPS
Front BrakesVentilated DiscsDisc 13-inch
Rear BrakesRear: Drum leading and trailingRear Drum 7-inch
Wheel TypeAlloy WheelsSteel wheels
Wheel Size14in14in
Tires165/65/R14165/60/14
Pcd4 x 1004 x 100
Power AssistedElectronic Power SteeringMotor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) with EPS
                                                                                                                 Suzuki Cultus                                      KIA Picanto

Air Conditioner

Alloy Wheels

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Navigation

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Cup Holders

Folding Rear-Seat

Interior Lighting

Power Door Locks

Power Steering

Power Windows

Power Mirrors

Rear Wiper

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Heater

Rear Seat Entertainment

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Climate Control

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Rear AC Vents

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Front Speakers

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Rear Speakers

Arm Rest

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AM/FM Radio

CD Player

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Defogger

Front Fog Lights

Rear Fog Lights

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Leather Seats

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Power Seats

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Remote Boot/Fuel-Lid

Steering Adjustment

Sun-Roof | Moon-Roof

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Tachometer

Steering Switches

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Keyless Entry

USB and Auxiliary Cable

Heated Seats

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Optional Navigation

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                                                                                                                Suzuki Cultus                                      KIA Picanto

Central locking

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Immobilizer

Air Bags

Anti-Lock Braking System EBS

Electronic Brake Distribution  EBD

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Traction Control

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Cruise Control

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Front Camera

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Rear Camera

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Parking Sensors

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Anti-Theft Alarm

Rear Seat Belts

Brake Assist

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Child Lock

Zahid Hashmi

A Car Enthusiast And Blog Writer.

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