Official sketches present all-new Kia Picanto metropolis automobile due in 2017, which can debut at Geneva in March
Kia has launched three official design sketches of the all-new Picanto. Town automobile will make its debut on the Geneva Motor Present earlier than happening sale later in 2017.
The third-generation Kia Picanto guarantees to have more room than the present model, however will nonetheless supply a sporty look in distinction with its sister automobile, the Hyundai i10. The sketches go away little to the creativeness and clearly display how Kia will preserve that distance, with the brand new Picanto sporting a gaping entrance grille, beefy entrance bumper and LED lighting tech. Kia’s trademark Tiger Nostril grille may also be seen.
An inside sketch additionally reveals how the Kia Picanto will undertake the brand new cabin structure from the bigger Kia Rio. A digital show sits atop the sprint, which can give entry to a collection of the automobile’s capabilities given the lowered button rely on the centre console. Kia additionally says there may be ‘higher potential for buyer personalisation’, too.
Our spy photographers have additionally caught the five-door Kia Picanto out testing. Though many of the finer particulars are masked by the heavy disguise fitted to the prototype mannequin, the general proportions are largely the identical because the outgoing automobile’s, however anticipate slight will increase in size and width. That may translate into extra passenger and boot house inside.
Extra upmarket-looking seats additionally function on the brand new mannequin, with a part-leather building. That is more likely to be reserved for top-spec fashions, although. A five-speed handbook gearbox shall be supplied however an computerized will even be out there, as seen within the sketches.
Energy is more likely to come from the identical 65bhp 1.Zero-litre three-cylinder and 85bhp 1.25-litre four-cylinder engines discovered within the newest i10, whereas low emissions and robust gasoline financial system will give the newcomer a preventing probability within the hard-fought metropolis automobile class.
The brand new Kia Picanto is predicted to price from round £eight,500 when it arrives in 2017, placing it in a aggressive place in opposition to rivals such because the VW up!, Skoda Citigo, Hyundai i10 and even the upcoming Ford Ka+.