Three-door Kia Picanto revealed image

The South Korean car manufacturer Kia has just revealed its first-ever version of the three-door Picanto model, ahead of the UK sales in September, with a fresh dynamic appearance and a new “eco-friendly” engine range.

The new generation of the three-door Picanto is available in three trim levels, the “1”, the “Halo” and the “Equinox”. According to the manufacturer, the Halo and the Equinox will get automatic LED lights, side skirts, red front grill surround and Bluetooth connectivity as standard.

The Halo version will also be fitted with heated front seats, heated steering wheel, reverse parking sensors, electronic instrument binnacle, Lunar Glow metallic paint and 14 inch alloy rims, while the Equinox will have Kia’s red interior, automatic AC, smart key with starter button, the Galaxy Black metallic paint and 15 inch alloys.

The three-door Picanto will be equipped with a 1.0 liter three-cylinder engine, which will be developing 68 BHP and will be emitting just 99g of CO2 per km, or a larger four-cylinder unit, 84 BHP and 100g of CO2 per kilometer if fitted with the stop/start system.

The entry-level “1” is priced at 7.795 pounds, 200 less than the five-door version, the Halo with a four-speed automatic gearbox costs 12.295 pounds and the Equinox with a manual transmission is priced at 11.695.