Kia releases first official photos of next-gen Picanto

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Jan 5, 2011
CAR MODELS IN THIS ARTICLE Car News - Next-generation Kia PicantoKia Motors has released the first official photos of the next-generation Picanto, which comes with a "bolder, more mature and more self-confident look."

"Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase, and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment," Kia said in a statement.

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The Kia Picanto currently sold in the Philippines is 3,495mm long, 1,595mm wide and 1,480mm tall. Its wheelbase is 2,370mm.

Available Picanto units in the Philippines are equipped with a 1.0-liter engine. Kia said, however, that the "grown-up" Picanto will be offered in all-new powertrains whose gasoline-fed engines come in 1.0- and 1.2-liter displacements. The Korean carmaker said "LPG, bi-fuel and flex-fuel variations" will also be available depending on market requirements.

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Kia has yet to announce the market release of the Picanto but the next-generation city car will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Check out the gallery below for more images of the new Kia Picanto or click this link for the sketches released in December, as well as a photo of the car that is currently available in the Philippines.

The Picanto is being sold starting at P595,000. How much do you think will the next-gen version cost?

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