2012 Kia Picanto to Debut at Geneva Show

Kia Motors will unveil the all new Picanto at the Geneva Motor Show this March. The 2012 Picanto has been re-designed and re-engineered and is aimed at the A segment in the market.

The new model is longer and has increased wheelbase than its predecessor. The cargo area gets 27% more space. Picanto will have 5-door and 3-door variants for the first time.

The car will have lesser CO2 emissions between 95 and 105 g/Km and increased fuel efficiency of 40-56 mpg (U.S). The engine options include: – three cylinder 1 Liter Kappa engine with gasoline, flex fuel or bi-fuel versions and a four cylinder 1.2 Liter Kappa petrol engine.

Availability of these engines depend on individual markets. Power generated with the above said engine options range from 69 to 85 ps and torque between 94 and 121 Nm. Depending on the region the car will either have a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission

The cars to be sold in Europe will feature Kia’s fuel saving ISG (Idle Stop Go) technologies. Other cool stuff like the LED day time running lights, button start with smart key, grip type outside door handles, airbags (6 or 7 based on region) make this car all the more appealing.

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