Kia Motors Officially Releases First Sketches Of The 2017 Picanto

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South Korean manufacturer Kia Motors has released the official design sketches of the all-new Picanto. The current-gen model was introduced back in 2011 and it is going to be replaced by the third-gen model pictured here.

The Picanto is one of Kia's global best-selling cars and the motoring world was expecting the new model for some time now. With the released pictures, we know how it will look.

The company said in a statement, "The new Picanto combines a youthful and energetic new exterior and interior design with greater potential for customer personalization, inside and out."

"Retaining its characteristically compact dimensions, the new Picanto conveys a more assertive stance through bolder body lines and a vibrant colour palette."

Kia added, "Inside, the car's suite of high-tech comfort, convenience and safety features is underscored by a modern and refined new cabin design, with smarter packaging efficiency than ever before."

The stylistically designed Picanto includes some red accents and flared wheel arches to give it the look of a hot hatch. The main concern for many would be the tiny 1.0-1.2-litre engine which is not even capable of producing a three-figure horsepower.

The manufacturer says that the third-gen Picanto will be revealed early in 2017. It will come with a price tag of £8,500 (Rs 7.06 lakh). We can expect it to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show scheduled in March 2017.

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Story first published: Friday, December 23, 2016, 17:52 [IST]
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