New Kia Picanto facelift images leaked

    While the mid-life facelift for the Picanto hatchback will feature a number of design changes, it is expected to carry forward the current petrol engines.

    Published On May 02, 2020 09:00:00 AM


    The Kia Picanto hatchback has been around in international markets in its current, third-gen form since 2017. Now, images have surfaced online that showcase the mid-cycle facelift of the Picanto completely undisguised. 

    A quick refresher for those who aren’t aware, the Kia Picanto shares its platform with the Hyundai i10 sold internationally. Hence, it has near identical dimensions, making it slightly smaller than the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios that’s on sale in India.

    From these images, we can see that the new Picanto features a number of changes up front, including new headlight design, ‘Tiger nose’ grille, air intakes, fog lights, and a more aggressive bumper. The rear of the hatchback also sports some subtle changes like the new LED elements in the tail-light units, a new bumper and exhaust layout. The overall design of the hatchback, however, has remained intact. 

    Not much is known about the mechanicals of the facelifted Picanto. However, Kia will likely carry forward the engines currently available on hatchback in international markets. These include a 67hp/95Nm, 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine, a 83hp, 1.25-litre four-cylinder unit and a 99hp, 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged engine. In terms of gearbox options, the three-cylinder mills only get a 5-speed manual, while the four-cylinder unit gets the option of a 4-speed automatic as well.

    While Kia did showcase the Picanto hatchback in India at the 2018 Auto Expo, Kia has made no announcements regarding the hatchback and is unlikely to bring the Picanto to our market right now, as the brand currently is focusing on SUVs and MPVs in our market. Kia has already launched the well-received Seltos SUV and Carnival MPV, with the next major launch being the Sonet compact SUV, which will arrive later this year


     Also see:

    Kia Picanto: 5 things to know

    Kia Sonet spy image reveals plush interior

    Next-gen Kia Carnival to get a 4-seater option

    Kia Cars

    Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.



    No comments yet. Be the first to comment.

    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now

    Search By Car Price

    Poll of the month

    The Mahindra XUV 300 facelift will be called the XUV 3XO. Should more brands rename models for facelifts?

    Yes, it could give new life to a slow-selling car



    Yes, but only if there are significant changes



    No, it's confusing and dilutes the brand name



    No difference, the product speaks for itself



    Total Votes : 617
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe