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Kia announces new 5-year warranty on its Picanto compact car

Kia Motors (Lanka) Limited has broken new ground in Sri Lanka’s automobile sector by offering the first ever five year manufacturer’s warranty on cars sold in Sri Lanka.

App to Kia’s class-leading Picanto compact urban cars sold from October 2016 onwards, the warranty is valid for  150,000 kilometres or five years from the date of purchase, whichever comes first, the company announced. ”As a design and performance driven brand, Kia constantly improves and fine-tunes its vehicles as part of its commitment to value addition,” said Mahen Thambiah, Managing Director of Kia Motors (Lanka) Limited. The new five year warranty on the Picanto — Our small car grown up — reflects this commitment, even at a time when the local automobile market is facing challenges. The extended warranty also demonstrates how much the brand has evolved in quality aspects and the degree of confidence we have in the product In some parts of the world, Ma even offers a manufacturers warranty of seven years across its model range,”

In addition to its extended warranty of five years, the new Kia Picanto, has been certified with an Environmental Certificate by TLiV Nord, an independent technical inspection organisation and has received ISO 14040 Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), as have Kia’s new Rio and Optima, endorsing its no-friendly credentials. The redesigned new generation Picanto launched in Sri Lanka in March this year represents a refinement of the revolutionary motoring design and superlative performance associated with the award-winning model, Powered by a one litre l998cc) Gasoline Milne three-cylinder engine, the zippy five-door Kia Picanto is available in five optional packages, starting from the five-speed manual to the four-speed automatic transmission and the high-end sports package.

The model’s characteristic stand-out styling that exudes solidity and maturity has been backed up with advanced safety features including dual airbags and anti-lock brake system (ABS), eco-friendly technology and an array of class-leading personalized options. Standard features include iPod AUX and USB connectivity,
motor driven power steering and tilt steering system, an audio system with a radio and CD player and a security indicator.

A maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart, Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.