Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is likely to offer a more usable package in the city car segment.
Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said, “In profile, new Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line. The result is a layering of light and shadow and this breaks up the height, giving the car a more sure-footed stance.”
While the current Picanto is available only as a five-door hatchback, the next generation version will be offered in a sportier three-door body style also.
The new Picanto will feature four all-new powertrains in 1.0 and 1.2-litre displacements with competitive CO2 emissions levels. In addition to the standard petrol engines, LPG, bi-fuel and flex-fuel variations will be available depending on local market requirements.