2017 Kia Picanto spotted with LED headlamp at winter tests

Posted on: Oct 19, 2016 - 6:58pm IST

Will debut early next year.

The second-gen Kia Picanto introduced in 2011 was given a facelift in 2015, and next year, will be replaced by the third generation model. The 2017 Kia Picanto is currently undergoing winter weather testing in Northern Europe, spy shots published by Auto Express have revealed.

2017 Kia Picanto spy shot winter testing
The 2017 Kia Picanto is expected to be offered with the 65 bhp 1.0-litre and 85 bhp 1.25-litre petrol engines from the Hyundai i10.

Two things that can be noted are the new LED headlamps and the new C-shaped tail lamps. The profile, which is visible to an extent, doesn’t seem to have changed much. The current model is available as 3-door and 5-door, but it remains to be seen if the next-gen model have a 3-door layout, an option that is fast loosing favour in the B-Segment.

The third generation Kia Picanto is expected to be more spacious than the outgoing model. An interior spy shot shows that the 2017 Kia Picanto will feature a new three-spoke steering wheel, redesigned dashboard and centre console and horizontal HVAC vents.

2015 Kia Picanto front three quarter view at 2015 Geneva Motor Show
The next-gen Picanto could be the company’s first car to be launched in India. Pictured is the current gen model.

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The 2017 Kia Picanto is expected to be offered with the 65 bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder and 85 bhp 1.25-litre four-cylinder petrol engines from the Hyundai i10. The test mule has a 5-speed manual transmission, but an automatic transmission will be available as well.

The 2017 Kia Picanto is said to debut in early 2017 and go on sale later the same year. The Maruti Celerio competitor could feature in the business plan for India when Kia enters the market towards the end of the decade.

Kia Picanto – Image Gallery

[Image Source: Auto Express]

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