The Kia Picanto is undergoing its first major facelift. Both the front and rear area were renovated while in the South Korean market updates on mechanical incorporating more powerful drivers and even a 106 hp turbocharged TCI.
With a touch on the bumpers and wheel options Kia is renewing these days its smaller and accessible model the Picanto. Called Morning in their home country South Korea this CITYC now sporting a redesigned front LED technology for the daytime running lights in equipped versions the rear bumper was renovated subsequent optics have new design while the catalog tires and plastic cups plus body colors were also updated.
Inside the cabin does not change his style at all slightly -changes the steering wheel in Korea but now adds more equipment than before can now count on a touch screen that incorporates satellite navigation system plus internet connection and Bluetooth and the possibility of generating a Wi-FI point or use applications that work in partnership with a smartphone to the weather or transit for example.
This facelift also has among its equipment there are elements such as heated front seats and steering wheel automatic climate control photosensitive rearview mirror folding mirrors sunroof leather upholstery keyless access and starting backup camera etc.On security features seven airbags traction and stability control hill start assistant tire pressure monitoring plus ISOFIX child seats.
The engines are also new. The smallest drive with a 1.0-liter three-cylinder increases its power to 78 hp (previously 69). Develops a maximum torque of 96 Nm and can apply in South Korea to also run on liquefied petroleum gas or also known as LPG.
In turn the driver retires Kia 1.2i 16v 85 hp four-cylinder to let him pass the three-cylinder 1.0-liter Kappa belonging to the family adding a turbocharger takes its power to 106 hp. This new TCI engine is based on the known 1.0 aspirated in the previous Picanto and Hyundai i10 and i10 Grand.
The choice for this mechanical transmission is an automatic CVT which replaces the automatic veteran of four relationships with torque converter. The impeller 78 1.0 cv now holds five-speed transmissions for the case of manual and the four automatic.
In relation to our market there are no specific arrival nor prices or equipment offered by the Kia Picanto renovated. Indeed by the time this facelift is only for South Korea and even there are estimated for regions like Europe dates.
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