Wildly popular in Europe Korean kid got a well-deserved restyling. Will a new face cheer up its sales?
New Kia Picanto received the “tiger nose” – the so-called characteristic signature grille. But given that the Picanto is the smallest model in the range the company, it is, rather, the cub. Thanks to the friendliness of this car it has great chances to become popular pet.
2015 Kia Picanto face-lift Exterior
Mini-Kia even before the facelift was a bright car: large front lights on the little face seemed even more than they actually are, and high grille supposedly got from more serious models. However, it looked like a big toy – cute and funny. With the new bumper and headlights Picanto has become even funnier and sweeter. Decorated in the style of “Carens”, Picanto has retained relevance. Refreshed Picanto looks very harmonious. Rear has not almost changed – striped lanterns were replaced by optics with bulging all sectors.
2015 Kia Picanto face-lift Interior
New Central panel and the steering wheel is obvious. The dashboard also styled differently: by itself, the layout is preserved, but the scale is drawn from a much more fantasy – figures printed on the wide white headbands. And here is the main novelty of interior – a head MP3 unit. Looks like the device is simple, but it is extremely functional. Sound, of course, far from an audiophile, but it will satisfy the majority of buyers of the car. Regular music is a clear benefit: up to this point, the dealer offered to complement Picanto 2din devices that did not have removable panels.
Lower and subtle than before, the front panel is simple and ergonomic. It is no longer overloaded with buttons linked through new blocks of the audio system and climate control. Steering wheel is good to the touch. Leather trimmings and key music controls shows expensive version. Nice touch rough plastics used throughout the cabin, before he was slippery and rattled. And the devices are now placed in three plastic socket.
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Kia Motors Europe will present advanced Kia Picanto at 85th Salon International de l’automobile in Geneva on 3 March 2015.
Release date: March 2015
Technical filling has not changed – except turning the power steering from hydraulic to electric, but in practice, this fact has not shown, the steering is still light, but accurate. The engines remained the same as before: two petrol power unit, 1.0 L equipped with a manual transmission, and 1.1 L engine paired with automatic gearbox.
The most surprising and pleasing in Picanto that when the claimed acceleration up to a hundred is 17,7 second car is extremely vigorous. Playfully jumps off its seat and on the first two gears literally shoots up to city average speeds. Further, the acceleration rate significantly drops – but in everyday city driving dynamics should be enough.
In Europe in the top trims this baby from Kia is well equipped. In the list of optional equipment – ABS, Start/Stop system, Keyless access and start the engine, stability control (ESC) and assistance when starting up the hill (HAC), up to seven airbags and other equipment. There is even an option of a heated steering wheel. Steering wheel itself is of good profile and thickness.
Article about the 2015 Kia Picanto face-lift has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.
The new generation Kia Picanto is built on the platform of Hyundai i10. The dimensions of the second generation Picanto tougher than its predecessor, thanks to the use of more high-strength steel, as well as amplifiers bottom, roof, middle and rear pillars. This new product turned out to be easier about ten pounds.
The aluminum motor Kappa family has slightly offset cylinders relative to the axis of rotation of the crankshaft to compensate for lateral forces. Attachments provided with a belt-survivor without the tension pulley, and gas distribution mechanism – low noise circuit.
The first Kia Picanto generation based on Hyundai Atos minicar released in 2004 exclusively in five-door body. In South Korea and Chile, the model was known as the Kia Morning, Taiwan – as Kia Euro Star, Vietnam – as Kia New Morning in Malaysia as Naza Suria or Naza Picanto.
Classic 1.0 5MT (69 HP)
Maximum speed: 153 km/h
Acceleration to 100 km/h: 14.4 sec
Power: 69HP / 6200 rpm
Maximum torque: 95Nm / 3500 rpm
The number of cylinders: 3
Transmission type: Manual
Length, mm 3595
Width, mm 1595
Height, mm 1480
Wheelbase, mm 2380
Ground clearance, mm 142
Curb weight, kg 840
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