Well look what we have here. Our colleague Aswan spotted these Kia Picanto models on the back of a trailer, indicating that Naza Kia Malaysia’s plan to introduce the new model early next year is well on track.
The company has also set up a teaser site, giving us a good idea of what the new Picanto will be equipped with.
Amongst the equipment are:
- Projector headlights
- LED DRLs
- Front fog lights with integrated air curtain
- Chrome door handles
- LED rear combination lights
- Keyless entry
- 7-inch infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
- Reverse camera
- ABS, HAC, ESC
- 6 airbags
- 5-year warranty
From the photos, we can also see that the new Picanto gets rear disc brakes, wing mirror-mounted turn signals and a single rear fog light.
Powertrain wise, we expect to see Naza Kia Malaysia offering the proven 1.25-litre petrol engine paired to a four-speed automatic. It is possible that the five-speed manual might be dropped for the Malaysian market.
Naza Kia Malaysia has not confirmed the Picanto’s launch date, though we can expect the new model to go on sale early next year.