2012 Kia Picanto Completely Redesigned and Re-engineered

Kia has announced the redesigned Picanto will be available with four "super-efficient" engines, its world debut in March 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. The next generation Kia Picanto city car, offers a bolder, more
mature and more self confident look. Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said "In profile, new Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line. The result is a layering of light and shadow and this breaks up the height, giving the car a more sure-footed stance".

Spec engine won't be revealed until the Geneva Motor Show, the Picanto will be offered with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine (in petrol, flex fuel and bi-fuel guises) as well as a 1.2-liter four-cylinder petrol.

Regardless of what engine is selected, it will be mated to a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. While the current Kia Picanto is available only as a five-door hatchback, the new generation version will be offered as a five-door globally while a sportier three-door body style will also be marketed in Europe.

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