Kia has released the first official images of its all-new 2017 Kia Picanto city car which will bow in at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show in March.
Created by Kia’s design studios in Namyang, Korea and Frankfurt, Germany, the new model is revealed in Kia’s sports-inspired ‘GT-Line’ specification with an aggressive front fascia, side skirts and chunky rear bumper complete with diffuser.
The new Picanto is the same length (3,595mm) as the outgoing model but sits on a 15mm longer wheelbase (2,385mm to 2,400mm) and also pushes it wheels out further into each corner for a more confident stance and improved cabin space. To appeal to younger audiences, the Picanto’s colour palette is said to be more vibrant than ever, with a choice of 11 bright paint options.
Inside, Picanto’s suite of high-tech comfort, convenience and safety features is underscored by a modern and refined new cabin design. At the heart of the cabin is a new ‘floating’ touchscreen infotainment system, making the latest in-car technology available to occupants. The Picanto offers greater potential for customer personalisation, with buyers able to choose from a range of colours for trim and upholstery.
The 2017 Kia Picanto will hit Australian showrooms in the second quarter of the year.