Kia Picanto: The Stunning Car
All the details about Kia Picanto
Manufactured hugely by Kia Motors from the year 2004, this car Kia Picanto is a hit. For different countries the car is known by several names. In South Korea, Chile and Hong Kong the car is also referred as Kia Morning. In Taiwan the car is known as Kia EuroStar. In Vietnam it is called as Kia new Morning and referred to as Naza Picanto or NazaSuria in Malasiya. The manufacture of Picanto took place in a plant which was a joint venture with Donghee, South Korea.
Second generation begins
Picanto of second generation made its first presence at Motor show in Geneva in 2011.The vehicle was designed by a team of Kia European designers based in Germany directed by Peter Schreyer. The latest model was fresh and longer in overall length and wheelbase compared to its predecessor.
Picanto has option of 2 engines, one being three cylinders, 1.0 liter and another with four cylinders, 1.25 liter. The European specifications include engine eco dynamics of 1.25 liter with start stop mechanism of Kia.
Adding to these features, there is availability of LPG version of 1 liter engine. The manual as well as the automatic transmissions are same as the original. One can find Picanto everywhere globally except for few places such as Malaysia, China, Singapore, North America, Venezuela and Australia with five door hatchback while in European market it receives 3 door hatchback. This version is similar in length as five door edition but with new doors and windows, separate bumpers as well as availability of front grille in red or silver trim.
In few countries, the name Picanto is followed by modifier for several marketing reasons. Some instances include Picanto R in Ecuador or Picanto K1 in Thailand.
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Technical Characteristics of Kia Picanto
Technical Characteristics of 2007 Kia Picanto 1.1 CRDi produced by Kia (KR).
|Body Type||Hatchback 5 doors / 4 seats|
|Front Track||1400 mm|
|Rear Track||1385 mm|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||35 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Front wheel drive|
|Steering||rack & pinion PAS|
|Fuel Supply System||common rail direct diesel injection|
|Max Power||75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm|
|Max Torque||153Nm @ 1900 rpm|
|CO2 Emissions||112 g/Km|
|Cam Design||DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||5.0 x 14 / 5.0 x 14|
|Standard Tyres||175/60 R 14 / 175/60 R 14|
|Number of gears||5|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||15.7 seconds|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|