The Kia Picanto unveils its third-generation next Geneva, which will open its doors on the 7th of march, though we already have all of your information. changes this utility of asian origin are, as we see in the images, very remarkable with respect to its predecessor. In general you will find an exterior design, fully renovated interior with better perceived quality, new powertrains and new technology in terms of safety.
Kia has marketed more than 1.4 million of the Kia Picanto second generation all over the world since its launch in 2011, leaving about 300,000 in the european continent. The brand in south korea not only wants to exceed these records with the new model, but that look for a greater penetration in this segment so disputed. To do this, has listened to its customers seeking to improve the current product.
we Still can not offer the prices of new Picanto for the Spanish market, although in just a few weeks we can dispose of them. Yes, as all the models of the brand, will have a warranty of 7 years or 150,000 kilometres, whichever is earlier.
The Kia Picanto, despite the origin asian of the brand has been developed so much in Korea as in Germany, looking for a combination of styles to make it palatable to both the asian market as in the european. That is why we have opted for a few lines and shapes more daring, incorporating also the front grille “tiger-nose”. The new model increases its distance between axes 15 mm up to 2400 mm, having shortened by 25 mm, the front overhang. The total length of the body is of 3.595 mm.
on the other hand, this urbanite will be available in a finish more sports with the customary name of the brand, > Line. Insertions in red color, new bumpers, relocation of the antinieblas front, tire design specific, and a double outlet exhaust make it an aesthetic, a lot more dynamic.
The longer wheelbase will increase a few centimetres of space for the occupants, so that habitability will be slightly higher. The also have increased slightly on the rear overhang, the luggage capacity has been increased from 200 to 255 litres.
In terms of the design aesthetic, we find interior a more modern and refined, improving the quality thanks to some new materials. In the center of the dashboard you will find a touch screen, with which we will be able to manage a good part of the systems of the car. Also on the dashboard we will have some new air vents vertical.
The engineers in charge of the tuning of the car you have decided to equip it with a suspension type McPherson strut for the front and a shaft torsional in the rear. They say from the brand new settings have reduced the rolling of the body curve, also thanks to a few new stabilizer bars. On the other hand, the availability of a greater battle the pitch has been reduced, thus minimizing the biases in the strong braking. In any case, it seems that the new settings will make this utility vehicle more comfortable.
In the address we also find modifications. The guys from Kia they tell us that now is a 13 % faster in comparison with his predecessor, and that your vehicle has been allowed to go from 3.4 to 2.8 turns of the steering wheel between stops, so that should be more agile and reactive at urban tours.
The Kia Picanto is passed to the downsizing with engines of small displacement and high performance, which also helps to reduce the overall weight of the car. We will have three engines of gasoline associated to a manual change of five speeds, two of them atmospheric, from the Picanto which is still in the marketing though conveniently adjusted, and a engine 1.0 T-GDI that will hit the market after the summer. As expected, there is no site for any mechanical diesel.
In the range of atmospheric we have the MPI 1.0 and 1.25. The smaller displacement will deliver a power of 67 HP and a torque of 96 Nm. For its part, the 1.25 MPI is able to produce 82 CV and 122 Nm, with variable timing and, optionally, can be associated to an automatic transmission of four gears.
As we said, the 1.0 T-GDI will not come until the last quarter of the year. With a capacity of 1 liter, the boost allows you to deliver a power of 100 HP and a torque of 172 Nm; a performance more than acceptable for a car of similar characteristics that will spend most of his life in the city.
The third generation of the city of Kia, they say from the brand, be the car safer of the segment. The use of new materials in its structure allows the weight of the frame has been reduced by 23 pounds, by increasing the torsional stiffness by 32 %. It also improves the passive safety thanks to their airbags as standard (front, front side and curtain).
The active safety system most notable is the emergency braking autonomous, which is included as an option.
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