Kia Motors South Africa has upgraded its Picanto range to a standard two-year/30 000 km service plan.
Previously, the city car was offered with an optional service plan of the same length. The five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty remains in place.
For the record, the Picanto’s standard service plan includes filters (oil, fuel and air), lubricants, engine oil, spark plugs, coolant, the sump plug gasket, brake and clutch fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid and standard workshop consumables.
The local arm of the Korean brand points out there are “exclusions for certain wear and tear items”.
“With the new two-year/30 000 km service plan on all Kia Picanto models, customers not only know when to have their cars serviced, but also benefits from predictability of pricing over the plan’s duration,” said David Sieff, marketing director at Kia Motors South Africa.
“Servicing costs are set for the duration of the plan, meaning customers won’t have to pay anything extra for parts or labour should there be a price increase while the service plan is active, which is a notable value add.”
Pricing: Kia Picanto 1,0 Start: R158 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Street: R165 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Start: R168 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Start auto: R172 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Style: R175 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Street: R180 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Start auto: R182 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Style auto: R189 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Style: R190 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Smart: R198 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Style auto: R204 995
Kia Picanto 1,0 Smart (with sunroof): R206 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Smart: R214 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Smart (with sunroof): R222 995
Kia Picanto 1,2 Smart auto: R228 995
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