KIA Confirms Picanto Facelift for Geneva

by SpeedLux

For those who are not aware, the Picanto from KIA, a South Korean automaker, has been around for years. With that being said, it is high time that the car is replaced with a newer model, or at least a facelift. Well, the South Korean automaker in question has actually now taken the liberty of confirming that a facelift for the model is indeed in the work and it will be due in the upcoming Geneva Motor Show event this year.

Just some time ago, KIA previewed the Morning facelift. Well, the upcoming facelift for the Picanto will look very identical to the Morning. The only difference is that whereas Picanto is designated for most markets around the world, the Morning is only available in the South Korea. Since it will be a facelift, there will not be too many changes noticeable on the vehicle. Sure, its headlamps and taillights have been slightly redesigned, its front and rear bumpers have been slightly tweaked and the front tiger nose grille has been treated with very slight modifications but those are about all. The same can also be said about the interior of the vehicle. Very few changes are noticeable.

KIA is planning to offer the Picanto facelift as either a 3- or a 5-door hatchback model. The car will also have chrome accents around the instrument panel as well as the dashboard air vents. A new pattern for its cloth upholstery will also be made available to rejuvenate the look of the South Korean hatchback. Additionally, a sport package will be available as an option.

On the inside of the vehicle, buyers can also expect an audio navigation system from the company, featuring a 7-inch display. However, this will not be available until at least the third quarter of this year. Other amenities that keen customers will be able to choose as well include a speed limiter, cruise control and also three color options for the interior, complete with illuminated footwell.

As for the performance, the 2015 KIA Picanto facelift will have slight modifications to its 1.0L 3-cylinder MPI engine. This is to meet the new EU6 emission standard, which is very strict.

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