Kia Motors has revealed the first official design details of its upcoming third-generation Kia Picanto model. Three detail sketches of the company’s A-Segment hatch, have been released ahead of its global debut at the 2017 Geneva Motorshow in March of next year.
The all-new Kia Picanto, a global bestseller for the company, is scheduled to go on sale late 2017 and promises to be more spacious than the outgoing model, while still sporting a sporty overall outlook.
The sketches feature Kia’s trademark ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, and much like the previous version features a meaty front fascia. A prominent waistline draws itself along the flanks and meets the tail lamps, which is observed to have tube-style LED graphics.
On the inside, the interior architecture takes cues from its larger Kia Rio brother, noticeably integrating a centrally mounted touchscreen infotainment system crowning the centre console.
UK based, AutoExpress also reports that the new car’s interior will receive better materials, such fabric and leather combination seats in the high-spec variants.
Power is likely to come from a 1.0-litre delivering 65bhp or the 1.25-litre (85bhp) four-cylinder found in the latest generation Hyundai i10 sister-car. A five-speed manual is likely to be offered, as is an automatic transmission – as seen in the sketches.