Back in December we showed you an artist’s impression of the new Kia Picanto that’s due for its first public showing at the Geneva motor show in March (you can see those impressions here). Now Kia have release some real photos as well as some further information about what may become a very interesting little vehicle.
While the current Picanto is available only as a five-door hatchback, the new generation version will be offered as a five-door globally while a sportier three-door body style will also be marketed in Europe.
The new Picanto will feature four all-new powertrains in 1.0- and 1.2-litre displacements, all boasting class leading CO2 emissions levels. In addition to petrol engines, LPG bi-fuel and flex fuel variations will be available depending on market.
Kia Australia continues to be a little coy about whether or not we will see the new Picanto on the market here in Australia but with all those possible fuel options I think there’s a good chance that it may make an appearance before too long. It certainly has some green credentials that may make it rather appealing to some city motorists.