2017 Kia Picanto vs. 2015 Kia Picanto – Old vs. New
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Features a revised exterior and all-new interior.
Kia had unveiled the third generation Kia Picanto (known as the Kia Morning in some markets) earlier this week, featuring a revised exterior and an all-new interior. It will make its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March, and its Korean launch will be held later this month.
Here’s a brief pictorial comparison between the new Picanto and the outgoing model, with the information that is released by Kia Motors.
The new Kia Picanto features an evolutionary exterior redesign that looks more aggressive and dynamic than the outgoing model. It features bulbous headlamps (optional) with LED lighting, LED DRLs, new projector fog lamps located in the large central intake and a hood-wide ‘tiger-nose’ grille.
Although it retains the same overall length (3595 mm) of the outgoing model, Kia has increased the wheelbase by 15 mm, which should translate to more cabin space for occupants. The front and rear overhangs have been reduced, and character lines across the side profile are more defined. At the back, it features C-shaped taillamps with LED lighting, and a sportier bumper with chrome-finished exhaust pipes.
The interior has been completely overhauled with cues borrowed from Kia’s latest generation of cars. Compared to the outgoing mode, it looks more elegant and contemporary.
The black vertical floating dashboard is contrasted by silver trim around the new HVAC vents and dashboard itself. It houses new HVAC controls beside a red-backlit display, a freestanding touchscreen infotainment system (2-DIN audio system for lower variants), sportier 3-spoke steering wheel and new instrument dials flanking a multi-info display.