A facelifted adaptation of the Kia Picanto has been launched, with the adapted burghal car set to battling the afresh appear third-generation Hyundai i10. Kia has now accepted the Picanto’s UK prices and blueprint with the ambit blame off from £10,745, and adjustment books accessible now.
On the outside, the new Picanto assets adapted headlamp units with restyled LED daytime active lights, beginning LED appendage lights and an adapted adaptation of the brand’s brand “Tiger Nose” radiator grille. Buyers will additionally accept their best of 10 acrylic finishes and two admixture caster designs, in either 14-inch or 16-inch sizes.
Kia has additionally adapted the Picanto’s adventurous GT-Line archetypal and SUV-inspired X-Line trim, applicable new advanced and rear bumpers to both models. The above archetypal appearance a broader advanced air intake, appearance atramentous trim and new LED fog lamps, while the closing comes with new careful drift plates and beginning metal-effect trim.
Inside, the Picanto gets a new 4.2-inch agenda apparatus array and an eight-inch infotainment arrangement with abutment for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The closing is an inch beyond than the old Picanto’s touchscreen and can brace with two accessories at the aforementioned time – one via Bluetooth and one through a USB connection.
Buyers additionally accept a best of either bolt or faux-leather bank upholstery and a ambit of autogenous colour packs, which add allegory bank stitching, bank bolsters and dashboard trim. Four options are accessible – lime, orange, red and blooming – with the closing abacus an abnormal denim-effect accomplishment to the bank upholstery.
The agent agency has been adapted to accommodated the latest emissions standards. The access point to the adapted Picanto ambit is a artlessly aspirated 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit, which develops 66bhp and 96Nm of torque. At the top of the Picanto agency sits a revised adaptation of the approachable car’s turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder unit, which produces 99bhp and 172Nm of torque and is alone accessible in GT-Line models.
A five-speed chiral gearbox as standard, although Kia’s new five-speed automated gearbox is accessible as an alternative added on 66bhp cars.
Kia has adapted a host of added disciplinarian abetment technology to the Picanto. Upgrades accommodate advanced blow abstention assist, blind-spot blow abstention assist, lane-keeping assist, a disciplinarian absorption admonishing arrangement and lane afterward assist, which can accept ascendancy of the vehicle’s steering, braking and burke on the motorway.
Buyers additionally get seven airbags, a ambit of ISOFIX child-seat ballast points, hill-start assist, a revised absorption ascendancy arrangement and an emergency stop signal, which automatically flashes the car’s hazard lights if the disciplinarian brakes suddenly.
The £10,745 starting amount is for the actual basal Picanto ‘1’ with a 66bhp 1.0-litre agent and five-speed chiral gearbox. Accepted accessories includes 14-inch animate wheels, automated headlights, a DAB radio arrangement with bluetooth and a baby 2.6-inch disciplinarian advice display.
The Picanto ‘2’ is priced from £12,245, ascent to £12,915 if barter opt for an automated gearbox. It builds on the abject blueprint archetypal with 14-inch admixture wheels, anatomy coloured mirrors, aperture handles, exceptional atramentous bolt upholstery, a acme adjustable driver’s seat, covering akin council wheel, aerial appearance autogenous trim pieces, advanced and rear electric windows, an upgraded four-speaker DAB radio arrangement with bluetooth, the new 4.2-inch disciplinarian advice array and advanced blow assist. This archetypal additionally appearance air conditioning – article the Picanto 1 doesn’t offer.
Picanto ‘3’ trim begins from £14,415 and is offered alone with an automated gearbox. 15-inch admixture auto are activated alongside advanced fog lights, automated air conditioning and cruise control. The eight-inch touchscreen arrangement is alien with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and navigation.
X-Line and X-Line S models are different in that they affection a three-seat rear bank and are priced from £13,395 and £14,795 respectively. The X-Line models affection faux covering autogenous and the new eight-inch affectation but after navigation. Opting for X-Line S ups the akin of animal comforts, abacus navigation, acrimonious seats and council caster and more.
It’s the aforementioned adventure for the GT-Line and GT-Line S models, which alpha from £13,395 for the 66bhp car, £14,395 for the 99bhp adaptation and £15,795 for the GT-Line S, offered alone with the added able adaptation of the Picanto’s 1.0-litre engine.
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