The new cross-hatch Kia Picanto X-Line in 2020 will replenish the model line of the Korean company Kia motors in the Russian market. The world premiere of the subcompact hatchback Kia Picanto H-line with a 15 mm increase in comparison with the usual versions of Kia Picanto ground clearance and stylish off-road body kit around the perimeter of the body took place in the fall of 2019 as part of the Frankfurt Motor Show . And now, a few months later, the Russian representative office of Kia company announced the imminent start of sales of new items in the domestic market.
We offer our readers an overview of the new cross-hatch Kia Picanto X-Line 2019-2020 with photo and video, price and specifications, specifications of the second model of the X-Line line from Kia. Recall that the first-born of all-road versions of the Korean car manufacturer was on the Russian market KIA Rio X-Line . The launch of the new cross-hatch Kia Picanto H-line in Russia is scheduled for February-March 2020 at a price of 850-870 thousand rubles, which is much more expensive than the price of Kia Picanto GT Line, offered for 841 thousand rubles, but also the initial cost of the KIA Rio X-Line at 750,000 rubles.
We want to note that with this price tag, a novelty, in all probability, it will be very difficult to attract attention to one’s person. So the best seller of the new Kia Picanto X-Line clearly does not become, but its customers still find the car. Moreover, the competitors of the new Korean mini cross-hatch simply do not. Perhaps this is precisely the clever plan of Kia. European sales of Kia Pikanto H-line, by the way, began in the fall of 2019, a mini cross-hatch is offered with two gasoline engines atmospheric 1.2 MPI (84 hp) in the company with 5 manual gearboxes or available as an option 4 automatic transmission and turbocharged 1.0 T- GDI (100 HP) in tandem with 5 manual transmissions. I would like to note at once that in the European market the cost of versions of Kia Picanto X-Line exactly corresponds to the cost of modifications of the Picanto GT Line, and also the fact that the Russian car enthusiasts will only be available with a 1.2-liter atmospheric 84- turbo triples, of course, will not.
All-road version of the Kia Picanto X-line is created on the basis of modification of the Picanto GT Line, and, frankly, pleases with its stylish, charismatic and even aggressive appearance. Before us is a sporty compact hatchback styled for the crossover, with a powerful plastic protection along the perimeter of the body and a solid 156 mm ground clearance, supported by large 16-inch wheels (light alloy wheels and rubber 195/45 R16).
Raised baby Picanto in the X-Line version front flaunts a massive front bumper with large air intakes and stylish fog-lights in organic boxes, a neat falshradiator grille and compact headlights with optics lenses and LED daytime running lights.
On the side, the mini cross-hatch body exposes large wheels placed in arches with plastic expanders, solid protection of the car’s thresholds and neat inserts (plastic moldings) on the lower parts of the side doors. The body of the Korean super mini looks solid, collected and athletic.
The new X-Line range of products from Kia shows chic dimensional lights with 3-dimensional LED graphics, stylish tailgate with fanciful bends emphasizing the shape of overall lighting, and a powerful bumper, supplemented by large fog lamps, metal insert and dual exhaust nozzle .
- The external dimensions of the body of the Kia Picanto X-Line 2019-2020 are 3595 mm in length, 1605 mm in width, 1510 mm in height, with 2400 mm of wheelbase and 156 mm of ground clearance.
We specify the dimensions of the ground clearance and immediately remember that the clearance for the usual versions of Kia Picanto offered in Russia is 161 mm, that is, as much as 20 mm more than the cars offered in Europe. Thus, if the road clearance of the Kia Picanto H-line for the European market is 156 mm, the Russian versions of the model will be 176 mm. If so, then a very decent clearance for a compact hatchback. If the ground clearance is only 156 mm, then why such an all-terrain vehicle is needed, when under the bottom clearance is less than the usual Picanto in the Russian specification.
Salon cross-hatch Kia Picanto X-Line almost exactly copies the interior design versions Kia Picanto GT Line, with the only difference that there is a sports steering wheel with a rim cut from below. In the rest it is a high-quality and stylish interior with a rich set of modern equipment. In the presence of a multifunctional steering wheel with leather trim, a highly informative dashboard Supervision with LCD display, heated front seats and rim, a multimedia system with 7-inch color touch screen (Bluetooth, voice control, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, navigation, rear camera type), 6 airbags, climate control, cruise control, power windows on all doors, aluminum pedal pads, bright inserts around the perimeter of the cabin in tone with the color of stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door cards.
In the arsenal is also an electric drive for adjusting the rear-view mirrors with heating and automatic folding function, cast 16-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights, fog lights, parking lights with LED filling, heated windshield washer nozzles.
Kia Picanto H-line is a typical representative of the European A-class with all the ensuing consequences. If in the first row on the seat of the driver and the front passenger can comfortably accommodate people with growth under 180 cm, then in the back places there is not enough space. The luggage compartment can accept from 255 liters at the standard position of the backs of the second row to 1010 liters at their addition.
Specifications Kia Picanto X-Line 2019-2020 year.
Russian motorists, the second model of the X-Line line, based on the platform of the subcompact five-door hatchback Kia Picanto, will get only one petrol four-cylinder atmospheric 1.2-liter engine (84 hp 121.6 Nm) in the company with a choice of 5 MKPP or 4 automatic transmissions .
Front suspension independent McPherson, rear semi-independent with torsion bar. Front wheel brakes ventilated discs, rear with conventional disks, electric power steering is available.
The mass of the automobile in running order is 913-980 kg, the total weight with a fuel reserve of 35 liters, the driver and passengers in the cabin does not exceed 1370 kg.