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2012 Kia Picanto Announced

2012 Kia Picanto

The Korean automaker Kia has just unveiled their new generation of the Picanto model which will be first seen on March 1st at the 2011 edition of the Geneva International Motor Show. It will be available for sale a couple of months later in several European countries. According to the people over at Kia, the Picanto has been entirely re-engineered and redesigned and it offers a lot more space.

The 2012 Kia Picanto will be longer and will have a wider wheelbase in comparison with the outgoing generation. The car will be available in 5-door and 3-door variations, unlike the current generation which is available only in a 5-door configuration. According to the company’s chief designer officer, Peter Schreyer, “in profile, 2012 Kia Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line.”

2012 Kia Picanto

The 2012 generation will be available with four new engines in 1.0- and 1.2-litre configurations, all of them offering low-level CO2 emissions. Depending on the requirements of the local markets, the Rio will be available in bi-fuel, LPG and flex-fuel variations.

After its official debut at Geneva, we will be able to provide more information about the 2012 Kia Picanto, a car that looks like a serious step forward over the outgoing model which looks very outdated.


2 Responses to 2012 Kia Picanto Announced

  1. Old cars says:

    The front looks a bit ricey and the rear is quite messy, not really good compared to other modern Kias

  2. I like the design of the car, except for the taillights. Anyway, it will probably be another ubercheap car :)

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