The new redesigned and re-engineered Kia Picanto will make its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. The first official photos have been released and the next generation Kia Picanto city car boasts a bolder, more mature and self confident look.
Kia’s Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said, “In profile, the new Kia 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.”
The new Kia Picanto will feature four all-new powertrains in 1.0- and 1.2-litre displacements, all boasting class leading 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. This next generation Kia Picanto will be offered as a five-door globally but a sportier three-door body style will also be made available in the UK and European markets.