The Kia Picanto was introduced in 2004, and was reasonably well received. It was based on a shortened Hyundai Getz platform, and wasn't, therefore, much good dynamically. In most other respects though, it was hard to fault. The interior was spacious (adults could travel in the back in comfort, a tall order for a car in this class) and well equipped, and it was great value for money. The new, slightly larger Picanto debuted in 2011. It still may not be very good to drive, but with its class leading seven-year warranty, classy cabin and attractive price - it's a compelling option.