Kia has revealed some detailed sketches of the next generation Picanto. The Picanto is the smallest and cheapest product from the Korean car maker and this will be the third generation of the popular city car that has a great following in the likes of the British and European markets apart from being a hot seller in the Korean market.
The next gen Kia Picanto will feature slick and sharp styling and is roughly the same size as a Hyundai Grand i10. The new Kia Picanto will get the family look with the trademark grille and sharp headlamps up front while the rear gets a set of large LED tail lamps. The Picanto also gets a large set of wheels and pronounced wheel arches that give it good stance.
Kia Picanto Rear
The Kia Picanto will make its debut at the 2017 Geneva Auto show alongside competition like the Suzuki Swift. Internationally, the Picanto also goes up against the likes of the Volkswagen Up!. The interior too has been completely refreshed with a set of vertical AC vents flaking the dashboard. The large touchscreen LCD and the funky AC controls along with the slim AC vents in the centre give the Picanto a very chic look while still staying affordable.
Kia Picanto Dashboard
Kia hasn’t revealed which engines will power the new car, but they’re likely to be small, turbocharged petrol or diesel motors. Kia’s entry into India was confirmed a few months ago by us and the Picanto is certainly a car that the Korean maker must get to India soon. The Picanto is based on the same platform that the Grand i10 is based on and could possibly get similar engines both in petrol and diesel options if it makes it to India. Although internationally, Kia is priced cheaper than mother brand Hyundai, in India we could expect the Kia products to be slightly more expensive pricepoint in order to be termet premium. and target a much younger audience.