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Frankfurt Preview: 2018 Kia Picanto X-Line is a Sportage-inspired city car

For the first time, Kia will be unveiling their most powerful Picanto later this month at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, dubbed the Picanto X-Line. This comes with a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that can give as much as 98 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque (172 Newton metres) spread over a broad 1,500 - 4,000 rpm rev range.

Kia plans to bring this model to dealerships later this year in Europe. In terms of performance, the Picanto X-Line can do 0-62 miles per hour in a little over 10 seconds, with an average of 4.5 liters / 100 kilometers (62.7 mpg UK or 52.2 in the US) in the New European Driving Cycle.

Despite the performance upgrade, Kia did not consider giving the Picanto that much of a physical makeover to suit the more powerful engine. The X-Line is like a mini version of the Kia Sportage, and is actually a city car that’s inspired by the SUV. As for the suspension, it has been raised by 15 millimeters (0.6 inches). It also comes with rugged bumpers that boast metal-style skid plates, as well as new black wheel arch cladding and lime green details for the grille and fog lights. If you are not a huge fan of green, then you can always opt for silver details.

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Kia teases its next-generation 2017 Picanto with rendered images

When a car has been in the market for nearly six years, it loses some of its luster and its customers tend to go for the all-new model with a whole new level of features offerings instead. Good thing the South Korean carmaker isn’t ignorant of the fact that the second generation of its Kia Picanto small car is nearing the end of its life cycle.

This is why for the model year 2017, Kia will be releasing the new and third generation of the Kia Picanto small car. The Picanto has been repeatedly spied, although it was in its camouflage form in a bid to conceal its new looks. As planned, the South Korean carmaker will unveil the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in the early part of next year. But before that, Kia has released a set of images providing a better view of the 2017 Picanto small car.

According to Kia, the new Picanto is a fusion of a youthful and energetic new exterior as well as interior design. Moreover, the new Kia Picanto offers customers the chance to personalize their rides when it comes to both the exterior and the interior. Kia added that the new Picanto now boasts of a more assertive stance thanks to its bolder body lines and a wide array of exterior colors to choose from.

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Here are the official images of third-generation Kia Picanto

Nearly two weeks after teasing us with two rendered illustrations of the next generation of the Kia Picanto small car, the South Korean carmaker has released official images of the new vehicle.

The teaser images released in December provided us some good ideas on how the next gen PIcanto would look like. Those images worked as they should be, teasing us and telling us the third generation of the Picanto looks more aggressive and sportier than the current generation small car from Kia.

Now, Kia has released more images with clearer renditions of the upcoming third-gen Picanto. Unlike the initial teaser images, these new ones present both the exterior and interior appearances of the new Picanto. If there are any differences between the first images and the new ones, it is that the third-gen white Kia Picanto – in GT-Line specs -- on the recent renditions doesn’t look as mean and as aggressive as the black version on the initial renders. Well, this could be because of the differences in the color of the small cars, the angling of the renders and the background used. Nevertheless, the third-gen Picanto has a more aggressive stance and bolder lines than the current generation.

Read the entire article Here are the official images of third-generation Kia Picanto

Kia is offering new Picanto Quantum special edition in the UK

Kia is now offering a new highly specified model, the Picanto Quantum special edition. Part of Kia’s ‘Originals’ range, the Quantum is available in three-door form and with either a manual or automatic transmission. The Picanto Quantum features a Titanium Silver metallic finish complemented by premium black cloth interior upholstery.

Coming as standard are 15-inch five-round-spoke alloy wheels, automatic air conditioning, a smart key entry system with engine start/stop button and electric sliding and tilting sunroof. Also coming as standard are electrically folding, adjustable and heated door mirrors with LED indicator lights, front fog lights, a six-speaker audio system, body-colored side sill moldings and automatic headlight control.

The Kia Picanto Quantum also features an ‘Urban Pack’ that includes reversing sensors, LED ambient interior lighting, a premium Supervision instrument cluster and an illuminated driver’s side vanity mirror. The city car also features a UV solar windscreen glass that reduces glare and UV light in the cabin as well as privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate.

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Kia unveiled its new bi-fuel Picanto LPG at the ongoing 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Kia Picanto LPG is powered by a special version of the carmaker three-cylinder 1.0-liter Kappa engine that provides up to 67 PS of output and 90 Nm of torque.  The new Picanto LPG boasts of being able to provide lower running costs than conventional Picanto petrol models.

In fact, this new model -- in LPG mode -- is expected to have fuel economy numbers of 5.8 liters per 100 km and carbon dioxide emissions of 100 g/km. Kia Picanto LPG equipped with automatic stop-start (ISG) could return numbers of 5.6 l/100 km and 97 g/km. The new Picanto LPG features two fuel tanks – a regular 35-liter gasoline tank in the regular position ahead of the rear axle and a 27-liter pressurized LPG tank placed under the trunk floor, occupying the space previously reserved for the spare wheel.

This bi-fuel car allows drivers to switch from gasoline to LPG, and vice-versa, on a push of a button on the dashboard. The left-hand drive Kia Picanto LPG model will initially be available in Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal and the Netherlands. The Picanto LPG will be the first and only LPG-powered car offering a seven-year, 150,000-km warranty.

Read the entire article Kia Picanto LPG unveiled at 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show [Live Photos]

For only £445 more, you can get a Kia Picanto in the ‘Fuchsia Blush’ color. The pink paint option is available on the 5-door model on grades ‘2’ and ‘3’. But for the less adventurous, Kia is offering the new Picanto ‘White’ on the three-door model. This technologically advanced addition to the Picanto three-door lineup is the replacement for the range-topping ‘Halo’ and ‘Equinox’ models.

The new top-spec ‘White’ rides on a set of five-spoke 15” alloy wheels and has an Engine Start/Stop with Smart Entry System. It also gets Bluetooth and automatic air conditioning. Kia offers reversing sensors as standard. An exterior feature – the black tiger-nose grille – features an unusual red surround.

Meanwhile, the interior gets leather trim steering wheel and steering wheel mounted controls. It also features a ‘Hollywood style’ vanity mirror with a three-stage illumination feature sequence and ambient LED lighting. The Picanto ‘White’ is priced from only £11,745 for the 1.25 84bhp 5-speed manual ISG model. Meanwhile, the 1.25 84bhp 4-speed automatic has a starting price of £12,345. These two models have a Thatcham insurance rating of 11.

Read the entire article 2013 Kia Picanto now available in Fuchsia Blush color

Kia’s new three-door Picanto ‘City, with a price tag of £10,245, will go on sale in the UK on October 1. This is the latest model to be added to the ‘Originals’ collection. This attractive new ‘Original’ has plenty of practical but stylish features that are not typically found in the cars under this price range, guaranteeing practicality with a dash of glamour.

The ‘Originals’ models come from the idea of a fashion collection, which gets frequent updates with unique styles and personalities. The Picanto ‘City’ has an exciting exterior appearance, with its signature red grille, set of 14” alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors and front fog lights. Metallic paint is a standard feature and this model is offered in Blaze Red or Bright Silver, so it can arrive in the city with style.

Its high specification includes reversing sensors, which allows for easy and convenient parking in tight city center spaces. The interior features premium cloth upholstery, sufficient storage for personal items and a leather trimmed steering wheel with audio controls. The features that will only be available in the ‘City’ include ambient LED lighting and a “Hollywood” style vanity mirror with three-stage illumination sequence.

Read the entire article Kia Picanto City goes on sale in the UK

Kia's B-segment Rio and A-segment Picanto have been named winners in the internationally-acclaimed 'Product Design' category for the 2012 red dot design competition. There were at least 4,500 products entered in the competition by 1,800 manufacturers from 58 countries.  The latest honors bring the red dot awards that Kia has achieved to a total of six.

Among the automaker's previous wins were the Sportage and Optima both in 2011, Venga in 2010, and Soul in 2009. The Optima also took the 'best of the best' recognition in 2011. This is the competition's highest accolade for innovative design, wherein only the best products in each category are qualified as candidates.

Kia Chief Officer Peter Schreyer expressed pride in the red dot awards that the Picanto and the Rio have achieved. He commented that they are a "great tribute" to their entire global design team since all the three Kia design centers were part of the development of both automobiles. 

Read the entire article Kia Rio, Picanto get ‘Product Design’ awards in red dot design contest

To help boost its presence in minicars, Kia has revealed a three-door variant of its Picanto. The minicar segment is the third biggest segment in Europe with total sales of almost 1.4 million units last year. Paul Philpott, CEO at Kia Europe, stated that the three-door variant is important to expand the customer base of Picanto to those in search of a cheaper vehicle model and to those who want a sportier version.

The company expects that the new version will comprise a third of Picanto sales in the European region.

Furthermore, Kia intends to boost the annual sales of Picanto in Europe to around 60,000 units from 47,094 in 2010, despite the fact that the model will not offer a diesel engine along with 1.0-liter and 1.2-liter gasoline powerplants.

Read the entire article Kia wants to boost its presence in the minicars segment with the new Picanto

Kia has officially unveiled the sportier three-door version of the Kia Picanto before it starts selling in the UK this September. Kia claims that the three-door Picanto has a “fresh, dynamic appearance,” due to its new doors and rear panels. This is accentuated by rising belt line and side moldings of the car.

The new model has received external modifications that include a larger front grille, offered with silver or red trim surrounds, as well as modified bumpers. These feature a “slim, full-width lower grille, housing large black-bezelled foglamps,” at the front.

The car’s rear has a rectangular black central section and an exposed twin-chromed exhaust. The three-door Kia Picanto offers four trim levels: 1, 1 Air (which are both transferred over from the five-door car).

Read the entire article 2012 Kia Picanto 3-Door: official details, photos and specs

Starting June 17, UK customers may visit any of Kia’s dealerships and order their own unit of the new, second-generation Kia Picanto. When Kia decided to make this model, it aimed to prove that cars that are improved don’t have to be bigger or cost more. To support the launch of Picanto, Kia prepared a major multi-channel marketing campaign that spans TV, cinema, national press, and the Internet. The “small but mighty” TV ad portrays the Picanto as having a potent character.

For the launch weekend from June 17 to 19, a 30-second TV ad is scheduled to be aired. The first one will be seen in the series premiere of, Come Dine with Me at 20:10 on Channel 4. On Sunday, the ad will be broadcast through a broad range of more than 20 channels at 21:30.

After this, the ads will be seen frequently for the rest of June on several channels. Kia will use the TV advert in more than 3,500 cinemas in the UK, amounting to a figure close to 90% of all cinemas in the nation. From June 17 to September 8, this new ad will be shown in new film releases like Transformers 3, Bad Teacher, Green Lantern, and the last Harry Potter movie.

Read the entire article Kia announces marketing campaign for the 2012 Picanto

Kia Motors’ next-generation Picanto, which is the company’s latest A-segment hatchback, will go on sale in the United Kingdom in late spring 2010. The Picanto, which makes its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011, has been re-engineered and redesigned with stand-out styling, delivering a sense of maturity and solidity.

The new Picanto, which is longer than the previous model and which comes with an extended wheelbase, guarantees more passenger comfort and 27% increased cargo space.

Offered for the first time with a choice of three-door and five-door body styles, the three-door vehicle will not arrive in the U.K. until the autumn. Kia is poised to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in the “city car” A-segment.

Read the entire article 2012 Kia Picanto to receive four new fuel-efficient engines

Kia released today the first photos with the next-generation Picanto city car, which will be officially unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Set to make its debut on the market in 2012, the new car follows the same design philosophy as the new vehicles from the Korean manufacturer, showing a bolder, more mature and more self confident look.

According to Kia, the 2012 Picanto was completely redesigned and re-engineered, and promises to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

As you may know already, the current Picanto model is available only as a five-door hatchback, but things will change as the new generation will be offered as a five-door globally but a sportier three-door body style will also be made available in the United Kingdom and the European markets.

Read the entire article 2012 Kia Picanto: details, photos and specs

The Kia Picanto gets a new look! At the recent Bologna Auto Show, Kia unveiled the so-called "!" design study, which revealed a more dynamic and sculptured version of its best-selling minicar.

Kia also released design sketches of the next-generation Picanto. Kia says the Picanto's fresh look aims to make the car stand out in the crowded minicar segment and "is designed to break the city car mould."

The 3200mm long, 1600mm wide glossy silver design study, which does not have headlamps or windows, was styled by Kia’s European design team based in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.

Read the entire article Kia reveals the first sketches with the 2012 Picanto
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