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All-new Kia Picanto on show in Geneva
Just a few months after the company’s new Rio supermini was unveiled, the spotlight turns to Kia’s smallest car, the Picanto
As you can see from the pictures, it looks much bolder than the current car, with a style that Kia describes as ‘youthful and energetic.’ As we saw when pictures of the new car were first shown early this year, the new Picanto’s styling closely follows that of the recently launched new Rio.
The net result is that, like its big brother, the new Picanto has a much bolder look than its predecessor, with new, bold paint colours. At the front, there's a thin and wide grille that is flanked by heavily sculpted headlights; at the rear, the lights have interesting curved graphics built into them; and, the red detailing hints at the level of personalisation that Kia says will be available to buyers.
Although the new Picanto is the same size as the current car, Kia says that the new model has one of the largest cabins in its class, as well as the largest boot.
The new Picanto will go on sale in spring 2017, when buyers will have a choice of 1.0- and 1.25-litre petrol engines, with CO2 emissions from just 89g/km. Towards the end of the year, a turbocharged version of the 1.0-litre engine will be added to the range, and we expect the car’s price will be confirmed nearer to its on-sale date.