Kia Picanto was launched in 2019 in Pakistan, and the company has now again started to take the bookings for the new model. The car comes in two variants: Manual and Automatic with a unique interior and exquisite exterior.
The model has a compact design with a signature tiger-nose grille in black mesh and chrome outline. Likewise, the front end incorporates multi-focus reflector headlamps with electrically adjustable and heated side mirrors.
Moreover, the models have a comfortable interior space for five passengers with headrests on rear seats, seatbelts for all three passengers, and ISOFIX. Along with a motor-driven power steering, the instrument cluster displays a tachometer, trip computer & manual transmission shift indicator.
KIA Picanto is integrated with MP3 radio, AUX, USB, digital clock, Bluetooth audio, and call function. The models have four speakers for an excellent audio experience and an option of a 9-inch LCD player is also available.
Additionally, the models have advanced security features of central door locking and burglar alarm system. Likewise, KIA Picanto has airbags on front seats and an Anti-lock braking system (ABS) to further enhance the safety of passengers. Other standard features of the car include; cup holders, assist grips, 12 volts interior accessory socket, an ashtray, and a sunglasses holder.
Furthermore, the variant has a Euro 2 compliant 998cc MPI inline 3-cylinder gasoline power engine, which generates maximum output of 69/6,200 hp/rpm and torque of 9.6/3,500 Nm/rpm. However, the car has a little mileage of 12-15km/l compared to Suzuki and other competitors in the market. In addition to this, poor fuel economy, less legroom, and expensive spare parts along with discontinued generation have affected the popularity of KIA Picanto.
On the other hand, the re-launch of the model is likely to give tough competition to its competitors in the local market as it comes with the excellent build quality, attractive shape, and modern features.