All-New, Third-Generation Kia Picanto Revealed

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Kia Motors has today released images of the all-new Picanto, the third-generation of one of Kia’s global best-selling cars. Created by Kia’s design centres in Namyang, Korea and Frankfurt, Germany, the new Picanto has been revealed in the Korean brand’s sports-inspired ‘GT-Line’ specification.

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In comparison to the outgoing model, the all-new model looks more assertive through bolder body lines, subtly sculpted surfaces and a confident stance achieved by a 15 mm-longer wheelbase (2,385 mm to 2,400 mm) that pushes the wheels further out into each corner.

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In spite of its extended wheelbase, the Picanto retains its characteristically compact, A-Segment dimensions. With a shorter front overhang and longer rear overhang, the all-new model is the same length (3,595 mm) as the car it replaces.

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Kia says that the new Picanto’s colour palette is “more vibrant than ever, with a range of bold paint colours designed to make the car stand out.” Inside, the Picanto’s design is all-new as well, and boasts of the latest comfort, convenience and safety features.

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At the heart of the cabin is a new ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system, while the all-new Picanto is said to be packaged smartly than ever before, by claiming to have more cabin and cargo space than rivals in the segment.

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Kia will reveal the all-new Picanto in public for the first time at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March. Power-train details haven’t been announced yet, though it can be safe to assume that it’ll employ the same, 1.0-litre or the 1.25-litre petrol engines as the new Hyundai i10 it is based on.

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Meanwhile, Kia Motors has initiated its process for developing cars that would be built specially for the Indian market. They’ve even opened their R&D centre in Hyderabad where operations have already begun. That brings us to the question. Will we see a tuned for India Kia Picanto soon? Time will tell.

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3rd generation Kia Picanto exterior rendering (4)
3rd generation Kia Picanto exterior rendering (2)

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