When should we replace the timing belt on our Kia Picanto?

My wife owns a 2010 Kia Picanto. The car has done 40,000 miles, but her local dealer in insisting that it needs a new timing belt. They claim this must be done after 72 months (or 60,000 miles) to validate the seven year warranty. Last year's service costs £274 (including MoT ), this year it will cost £554. Does this sound right to you?
Only gther early Mk II Picantos had timing belt engines. They rapidly switched over to chain. But if it's belt, it, tensioner and waterpump all need to be changed on a time as well as mileage basis. If the £554 service includes all of this then it's a fair price.

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