Kia Picanto facelift announced for Geneva image

Kia will be officially presenting to the public the facelifted version of the Picanto, during the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, which will be opening its gates next month.

There is only a month left until the 2015 Geneva Motor Show will kick off and most carmakers are getting ready for the Swiss automotive event, including Kia, which is announcing the debut of the facelifted Picanto. According to the South Korean based automaker, the “new” model will be looking pretty much the same and it will be coming with the optional sport pack, for the 3- and 5-door body styles, along with the 14-inch alloy wheels, with a fresh design.

The interior design of the 2016 Kia Picanto will not be left unchanged either as the car company is promising new upholstery pattern, chrome accents for the air vent surrounds, a new upholstery pattern, a 7-inch touch screen display, the audio video navigation system, the speed limiter, cruise control, new interior colors and several other tweaks which should be putting some space between it and the current variant.

The 2016 Kia Picanto has larger front brakes, available as an option, 252 mm compared to the 241 mm, which is said to allow it to stop from 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 37 meters, 2 meters of improvement. As far as the engine lineup goes, the updated vehicle will be using the 1.0 liter MPI naturally aspirated gasoline burner, which is now meeting the Euro 6 emission standard and it has 69 HP. Deliveries of the car will begin in late March.

Source: The Korean Car Blog