Kia Motors, has formally unveiled the facelifted model of the Picanto hatchback in its dwelling market, South Korea. The hatchback now comes with up to date options. It is predicated on the brand new Hyundai i10 platform which is offered within the worldwide markets. However, the automobile is smaller than the Grand i10 and Grand i10 Nios which can be at present on sale in India.
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The new Picanto facelift comes with the corporate’s signature tiger-nose grille with chrome accents which is flanked by revised projector headlamps and 4 LED DRLs. The automobile additionally will get dual-tone entrance bumper with massive vents on both facet that includes silver inserts. It additionally will get fog lamps, shark fin antenna, new LED taillights, redesigned rear bumper, chrome exhaust tip, dual-tone alloy wheels and way more.
Inside the cabin, the facelifted Picanto borrows the vast majority of the gear from the outgoing mannequin. It now will get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment head-unit with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, 4.2-inch TFT LCD cluster, full Auto AC, sliding middle console armrest, engine start-stop button, sensible key system and several other options.
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As far because the mechanicals are involved, the small automobile comes powered by a 1.0-litre, naturally aspirated petrol mill. The unit is able to producing 75 bhp of most energy with 95 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated with both a 5-speed guide gearbox or a 4-speed automated transmission.
With the quantity of success that the carmaker has bagged with Seltos and Carnival, the corporate actually is trying to develop its product portfolio for the Indian market. However, Kia has no plans to launch the Picanto hatchback in India. On the opposite, Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV will probably be carmaker’s subsequent product for the Indian market, which is prone to be launched across the festive season.