2017 Kia Picanto to be unveiled at Geneva Auto Show

The facelifted 2017 Kia Picanto indeed seems like a great hatchback for India. The 2017 model will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show and will showcase some new additions like the sporty GT-line and S trims for the first time.

The new Kia Picanto, gets new bodykits, unique paint shades and a new engine option.  The new model will only be sold as a five-door even though it features a longer wheelbase and a shorter overhang

Coming to the engine options, the new Picanto will arrive with three engine options. There will be a three-cylinder 67hp 1.0-litre petrol engine, a four-cylinder 84.1hp 1.2-litre petrol engine and a new turbocharged 100hp 1.0-litre petrol. The new 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol as per Kia’s claims is good enough to propel this hatch from 0-100kmph in 10.1 seconds.

Kia has even worked on reducing engine vibrations and noise by adding more soundproofing materials.

Inside, the new Picanto gets a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The new system is expected to be a standard fitment in all markets. The new infortainment system sync with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Safety is also an important aspect of the new Kia Picanto. The company in its release states that while six airbags are standard, the new model can also be fitted with a knee airbag which along with automatic emergency braking should get it some brownie points in the NCAP safety tests.

 

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