Overview of new items Kia 2018-2019, the new Kia Picanto 3 generations – the first news and photos, price and specifications, specifications and reviews of owners of the subcompact hatchback Kia Picanto.
The official premiere of the new generation Kia Picanto is scheduled for early March 2017 as part of the annual Geneva International Motor Show . But already in early January, the Korean manufacturer declassified the exterior of the model on the network by presenting a hatchback in the performance of GT Line, and revealed some details concerning the equipment and equipment of the new Kia Picanto 3. Sales of the third generation Kia Picanto in Europe and Russia will start in May 2017 at a price From 9500 euros.
For the creation of a new stylish image of Picanto subcompact representing Kia Motors’ interests in the European A-class, there are specialists of design centers in Namyang (Korea) and Frankfurt (Germany). So the autonewatch has obviously received the international design of an exterior of a body, capable to cause interest both at European motorists, and at motorists from Asia.
In front of us is the new Kia Picanto in the performance of the GT Line (we can say, sports version of the hatback), and the CD looks very serious and aggressive. In the presence of solid parts of the aerodynamic body kit, a huge bumper, stylish headlights and light alloy wheels, bright red accents. In a word, a bright sports compact that can attract attention to its person in the stream is only an appearance.
The external dimensions of the body of the Kia Picanto 3 2018-2019 year are 3595 mm in length, 1605 mm in width, 1495 mm in height, with 2400 mm of wheelbase.
Compared with its predecessor, the new Kia Picanto has become a little wider and higher, while the body of the hatchback has not changed in length, but the size of the wheelbase has grown by as much as 15 mm.
Increasing the distance between the axles of the car, apparently, will result in an increase in the space for passengers of the second row. That’s just to reveal a 1.5 cm bonus will not be easy. So we suggest to concentrate our attention on the modern equipment offered as standard and additional for a hatchback of the European A-class. By the way, in the interior of the third Kia Picanto there are quite details and equipment from the older model of Kia Rio hatchback of the fourth generation .
There is an identical steering wheel and dashboard, multimedia system screen and air conditioning unit … chairs and door cards – they are similar. From the original in the salon of the new Picanto we see only the vertical ovals of the side ventilation deflectors and the silver horizontal bar, dividing the front panel into two equal halves.
Interestingly, the center console is slightly deployed in the driver’s side, and it’s very convenient to look at the 7-inch color screen (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, rear view camera), and operate with the settings of the air conditioner. Multifunctional steering wheel with a set of all necessary buttons, a puffy rim and tides in the right places. The instrument panel in German is strict and pleases with high informativeness, and the chairs of the first row are excellent and comfortable fit.
By default, that is, as standard equipment, the new generation of compact hatchback Kia Picanto is equipped with a driver’s warning system about the threat of a front collision (Front Collision Warning System). And as a paid option, the Lane Departure Warning System (Lane Departure Warning System), which works, however, with the speed of movement over 60 km / h.
Technical specifications Kia Picanto 2018-2019
The third generation of Picanto hatchback is based on the budget front-wheel drive platform and, of course, has a sibling brother in the Hyundai Motor Company line – this is a compact hatchback Hyundai ai 10 . Cars not only divide the platform, but also are equipped with identical petrol engines of the Kappa series.
So under the hood of the new Kia Picanto three-cylinder 1.0-liter (67 hp 90 Nm) and four-cylinder 1,2-liter (87 hp 120 Nm) will be prescribed. Gearbox to choose from: 5 manual transmission or 4 automatic transmission.
Probably for the new generation of Kia Pikanto hatchback, a turbocharged 1,0-liter three-cylinder engine (two variants of 100 and 120 power) will be offered in the company with 6 MKPP, available, by the way, for the older brother – the new hatch Kia Rio.