Kia Picanto is one of the extremely popular hatch-type in foreign markets. The car has been in market and on sale since the year 2004, and has been in its 3rd-generation avatar since the year 2017. Now since its been more than 2-3 years, the hatch type was up for refresh to stay in the market and relevance, & now Kia Motors India has launched the Picanto facelift in South Korea for a base price of KRW 1,17,50,000, which translates to about Rs 7.27 lakh in Indian currency.
The 2020 Kia Picanto Facelift launched in South Korea at a base price of KRW 1,17,50,000 translating to about Rs. 7.27 lakh. The product features a refreshed look and design, new comfort interior & convenient features, new safety features and an better & enhanced engine. The hatch-type car sports new designed front & rear bumpers, altered tiger-nose grille, redesigned lower grille, 16-inch alloy wheels & headlamps and tail lamps. In a nutshell, the new launched car has more stylish exterior. There’s new Honeybee colour option available this time.
The 2020 Kia Picanto interior has no change and is same. But, sports a 4.2-inch colour MID and 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The new infotainment system allows you to connect to 2 Bluetooth devices at the same time & has cloud-based voice recognition based on Kakao’s AI platform, wireless navigation & lot more similar car services like remote vehicle start, door locking/unlocking, remote operated AC control, etc. Adding on, the new car offers Car to Home features, which can operate home IoT devices such as light bulbs, plugs, Air Conditioner, boilers and gas switches.
Kia Picanto Engine and Exterior
The Kia Picanto facelift is launched with an improved 1.0-litre MPI petrol engine linked to Four-speed automatic transmission. This engine returns fuel efficiency of up to 15.7 km/l rather than up to 15.4 km/l. Its most extreme power and greatest torque, much the same as those of the old model, are 76 PS and 9.7 kgf.m (95.12 Nm) resp.
The old 1.0-liter MPI motor in the old model had 5-speed automatic transmission too, with which it restored an efficiency of up to 16.0 km/l. In the old model, there was a 1.0-liter LPi LPG motor also, with most extreme force and greatest torque of 74 PS and 9.6 kgf.m (94.14 Nm) individually. It was accessible with just a 4-speed programmed transmission.
In different markets, Kia offers the old Picanto with a 1.25-liter MPi N/A petroleum motor and a 1.0-liter T-GDi turbocharged petroleum motor too. We’ll need to hold up until the organization declares the new model for its abroad markets to know whether they’re being continued.