The little hatchback of the Korean brand slightly tweaked exterior design. Inside, extensive changes are expected, the technology is likely to continue.
“Pyatidverka” KIA Picanto actual generation with factory index JA appeared on the market in 2017, that is was time for the planned restyling. The test sample is caught in Korea last fall (at home model called the KIA Morning), but the car was Packed in tight camouflage. Now, in a Korean Car Blog was a photo CD without a shred of camouflage, and these shots are alleged to have been made in Germany while filming for advertising. So the official presentation is not far off.
The car has fresh red decor frames – apparently, before us “sportively” version of the GT Line. This hatch has got a more aggressive front bumper, the fog lights put in new units, the modified lower grille and headlights different toppings. Oh and Picanto received the disks of the new design. Photo of the stern and interior yet. Probably, the rear bumper has changed too, and inside there are new trim materials.
Dramatic changes in the technology are expected. The current hatch in Europe is available with petrol atmospheric “Troika” of 1.0 and “four” 1.2 capacity of 67 and 84 HP respectively, as well as with the “Turbotronic” 1.0 T-GDI, issuing 100 HP In Korea “baby” Morning offered with a liter “aspirated”, but with a return of 76 HP and 74-horsepower gas engine of similar displacement. Box – five-speed “mechanics” or four-stage “automatic”.
According to CarSalesBase in Europe last year were sold just over 74,000 KIA Picanto hatchbacks,almost the same result of 2018. Related compact Hyundai i10 is more popular, though, and went to the “minus” (78 791 instance, -5%). The “Koreans” differ more cheerful than the Citroen C1 (49 900 units, -4%) and Peugeot 108 (54 of 230 units, -5%).
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