2015 kia picanto facelift press release

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  1. 1. KiatorevealnewPicantoat2015GenevaShow Updatedexteriorandinteriordesignwithnewcustomisationoptions Newpremiumfeaturesincludecruisecontrolandtouchscreeninfotainment Updatesto1.0litrepetrolengineandreducedstoppingdistance OnsaleacrossEuropebytheendofQ12015 (SEOUL)February2,2015KiaMotorsEuropewillunveiltheenhancedKiaPicanto atthe85thSalonInternationaldelAutomobileinGenevaonMarch3,2015.Kias stylishAsegmentcityhatchbackfeaturesarangeofdynamicandvisualimprovements tomaintainitscompetitiveness. TheenhancedKiaPicantoboastsredesignedfrontandrearbumperstoenhancethe carsboldlooks,aswellasupdatestoKiashallmarktigernosegrille.Buyerscannow chooseanew14inchalloywheeldesign,andtheinclusionofanoptionalsportpack makestheupgradedcarstandoutasoneofthebestlookingvehiclesintheAsegment, inboththreeandfivedoorvariants. Inside,thePicantoisnowfittedwithnewchromeaccentssurroundingthedrivers instrumentbinnacleanddashboardairvents,andanewclothupholsterypatternboosts thecarsyouthfulappeal.Atthecentreofthedashboard,amoremodernfascianow surroundsthePicantosaudiosystem. Premiumfeaturesandgreatercustomisation ArangeofoptionalpremiumfeaturesarebeingintroducedtotheKiaPicantoforthefirst time,includingthelatestgenerationofKiasAVN(audiovideonavigation)systemwitha large7.0inchdisplayscreen(availablefromQ3).Customerscanalsospecifyacruise controlandspeedlimitersystemtoimprovelongdistancecomfortforthedriver.
  2. 2. Inaddition,theenhancedmodelnowoffersaseriesofthreeinteriorcolourpacks, allowingownerstocustomisetheirPicantoandstandoutfromthecrowd.The sportylookingRedPackfeaturesblackartificialleatherandredclothseatsand highglossredandblackdoorpanelinserts.Thevibrant,trendyYellowPackfeatures blackartificialleatherandclothseatupholsterywithyellowstitching,aswellasabright yellowdashboardandsteeringwheeltrim.Finally,thepremiumBrownPackoffers classybrownartificialleatherseats,browndoortrimandhighglosspianoblack dashboardtrim.FootwellilluminationisfittedtothePicantowhenbuyersspecifyoneof thethreecolourpacks. ImprovedbrakingperformanceandEuro6compliantengines OccupantsafetyisfurtherimprovedintheenhancedPicanto,withlargerbrakes reducingthecarsstoppingdistance.Newlarger252mmfrontbrakes(increasedfrom 241mm)areavailableasanoption,allowingthecartostopfrom100km/hinjust37 metresanimprovementof2metres. TheupgradedPicantohasreceivedaseriesofsmallmodificationstoits1.0litreMPI (MultiPointInjection)engine,ensuringthecarmeetsstrictEuro6emissionsstandards. EnhancedPicantoonsaleinQ12015 ThePicantoismanufacturedatKiasSeosanmanufacturingfacilityinKorea,andis amongthebrandsbestsellingmodelsinEurope,with51,102unitssoldin2014. TheenhancedmodelwillgoonsaleacrossEuropeinbytheendofMarch2015,and willbesoldwithKiasunique7Year,150,000kmwarrantyforcompletepeaceofmind.