New-generation Kia Picanto will make its first public appearance at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March.
2017 Kia Picanto reveal will receive significant exterior and interior upgrades.
January 4, 2017 – New Kia Picanto is all set to have its world premiere at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March. The South Korean carmaker has revealed the 2017 Kia Picanto hatchback via official sketches in December 2016. Now, the company has released the official pictures of the hatchback’s more powerful version – Kia Picanto ‘GT-Line’.
In global markets, the new-generation Picanto will be launched towards the end of this year. The same model might also come to India, though the launch details are yet to be confirmed. Just so you know, Kia Motors (part of Hyundai Motor Group) will soon announce its plan to commence its Indian operations. Read – Upcoming Hyundai Cars in India
The latest set of pictures reveals the exterior and interior details of the 2017 Kia Picanto. The new model looks quite sporty with elements like new bumpers, contrasting red accents, large alloy rims and chrome-finished twin exhaust pipes.
For 2017, the hatchback also get a new radiator grille with rounded edges, LED projector headlamps (optional) with integrated LED DRLs, wider ‘tiger-nose’ grille, revised fog lamps and C-shaped LED taillamps.
The new Picanto sits on a 15mm longer wheelbase and has shorter overhangs than the outgoing model. Compared to the current model, the 2017 version of the hatchback will have more customisation options to offer. Similar to the exterior, the 2017 Kia Picanto has received significant interior upgrades. There is a prominent central infotainment touchscreen mounted dashboard with surround contrast silver trim. Picture Gallery – New Hyundai Grand i10
One can also notice the contrast trim on the new HVAC controls and display, new HVAC vents, new instrument dials next to a round multi-info display and a sportier 3-spoke steering wheel. While the top-spec model will have a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system, the lower variants will get a 2-DIN audio system.
Since the 2017 Kia Picanto is based on the Euro-spec Hyundai i10, it might share its engines with the latter one. The new-gen model could house a 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a 1.25-litre 4-cylinder petrol motor. On the other hand, the more powerful ‘GT Line’ variant might get a tuned version of these two powertrains. The hatchback will be brought with a manual gearbox or an automatic transmission.
2017 Kia Picanto Official Sketches