Curves for the little ones

Frankfurt am Main, 22 December 2016

Six years is the current KIA Picanto on the market. For Korean standards a half eternity. But now there's first sketches of the successor. View: not only for the model cycles, KIA is on consistency, but also in the design.

Nice squirt

It is already evident that the KIA Picanto of the year 2017 is pretty chic. Similar to the new Rio is obvious. KIA itself is still very vague, and speaks only of "young and dynamic" design and new possibilities of individualization. Promised is a larger space. Probably grows so far 3.60 metres short Picanto at the 3.66 meters of his group brother Hyundai i10. Mentioned are also the high-quality interior with new high-tech elements plus advanced safety equipment.

Presentation in Geneva

So could a system from the Hyundai i10 uses means whose platform of the new Picanto. A multi function camera in the windshield provides information for a front-end accident warning system and a lane holding Warner. Much like in the new Kia Rio, the Interior sketch shows a large touch screen on the center console. This will be but most likely subject to a surcharge. Red accents on the body are striking. If KIA is planning a sports version of Picanto? Here, the single liter turbo petrol engine with 100 PS could be used. As a set are two proven gasoline engines: A three-cylinder 67 HP and a four-cylinder with 87 HP. To join the powered versions with LPG. Beginning 2017, Kia will introduce the third generation of the Picanto, shown for the first time at a trade fair city car is expected to be at the Geneva Motor Show (9 to 19 March 2017). (rh)