Geneva 2015 Preview: Kia to reveal updated Picanto

Geneva 2015 Preview: Kia to reveal updated Picanto image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Kia Press | posted February 03, 2015 14:28

The 1.0-liter engine now meets Euro 6 standards

Kia recently announced that they will be showing the facelifted Picanto at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show come March. The Korean automaker stated that it will have added exterior and interior equipment, optional larger brakes and a refined 1.0-liter Kappa II three-cylinder engine.

The rear and side of the Kia Picanto

The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned, as well as the brand's signature tiger nose grill. A new 14-inch wheel design is now available along with an optional Sport Pack that further enhances the appearance of the Picanto according to the Korean automaker.

Inside, new chrome accents adorn the air vents and instrument panel while a newly-designed fascia surrounds the Picanto's infotainment system. Three interior color packs will be available for the updated Picanto: the Yellow, Red and Brown Pack. Other optional equipment available for the new Picanto include cruise control and a speed limiter system.

Those who prefer better stopping power for the updated Picanto can avail bigger front brakes that measure 252mm compared to 241mm stock disc rotors. The larger rotors can stop the Picanto from 100 km/h to 0 km/h in just 37 meters, 2 meters shorter than stock brakes. The 1.0-liter Kappa II engine gets minor modifications to meet Euro 6 emission standards.

The 2015 Kia Picanto will go on sale across Europe first by the end of March 2015.