Kia Picanto

You have until March 31 to get a P430K discount on a Kia

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If you’re thinking about buying a new car, this is about the time to act on it. Kia is offering the Sorento SUV with as much as P430,000 discount, the Picanto hatchback with a low monthly of P8,499, and the Kia Carnival MPV that starts at P1,599,000. But you have to act now, as the offer is good only until March 31.

Designed for head honchos who prioritize comfort and luxurious amenities, the Sorento provides the size and technology, such as a power tailgate to help in loading cargo when all hands are on deck, along with a plethora of assistive safety features like vehicle stability management, hill-start control, and hill start assist, among others.

The premium SUV Sorento EX 4×4 variant now sheds P430,000 from its SRP, and is offered for just P1.765 million. The EX 4×2 variant, on the other hand, slashes P370,000 off and is now offered for only P1.525 million.

For families that demand coziness and versatility from their minivans, the deluxe people carrier Grand Carnival is equipped with power-sliding doors on both sides for easy ingress and egress, spacious cargo space, and full auto air conditioning with independent three-zone control to make sure every road trip becomes enjoyable.

In the promo, the Grand Carnival retails for just P1.599 million after a P396,000 markdown for the LX 11-seater. The mid-variant EX 11-seater is being offered at P1.799 million, while the top-of-the-line EX 7-seater is pegged at P1.999 million, thanks to a P396,000 slash.

The quirky Kia Picanto—tailor-fit for those who are starting to build a name of their own—may be the smallest in the pack, but this could be the best driving partner that can carry five passengers while squeezing through tight traffic or making quick out-of-town trips. It also has sufficient tech, like the 7-inch touchscreen audio that is Android Auto and Apple Carplay-ready along with the AUX and USB ports. The top-tier offering is fitted with a Rear Camera Display with Static Guidelines.

The Picanto is yours for just an P8,499 all-in monthly term. Its SRP starts at P499,000 for the LX MT. Other variants for the Picanto are now at P549,000 (LX AT), P599,000 (EX MT), and P699,000 (EX AT).

Topping everything off, all models come with a 5-year or 160,000-km warranty, along with 24/7 roadside assistance free for five years, which covers emergency towing, personal assistance, minor onsite repair, medical assistance and information service for a secured, enjoyable and worry-free ownership.

To know more about the promo, get in touch with any of the more than 40 Kia dealerships nationwide, log on to, or join the Kia Philippines social media family on Facebook and Instagram.