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    Press Release:

    Next generation Kia Picanto - a design that's small but grown-up

    •Kia releases first official photos of 'mature' and 'sculpted' new model
    •Next generation offered in two body styles with four all-new powertrains
    •Production vehicle to be revealed at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    (SEOUL) January 4, 2011 - Kia Motors Corporation has released the first official photos of the next generation Picanto city car, which now offers a bolder, more mature and more self confident look.

    Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

    Kia's Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer, said, "In profile, new Picanto features significant sculpting and a very prominent rising character line. The result is a layering of light and shadow and this breaks up the height, giving the car a more sure-footed stance."

    Picanto has never been sold in Australia but Kia Motors Australia has not shut the door on the latest generation.

    "While there are no immediate plans to bring Picanto to Australia we have been, and will continue, to look at opportunities in areas in which we do not currently compete," Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Mr Tony Barlow, said. "The Picanto now has the advantage of being an all-new car and if it makes sense as a business case then it is certainly not off the agenda."

    While the current Picanto is available only as a five-door hatchback, the new generation version will be offered as a five-door globally while a sportier three-door body style will also be marketed in Europe.

    The new Picanto will feature four all-new powertrains in 1.0- and 1.2-litre displacements, all boasting class leading CO2 emissions levels. In addition to petrol engines, LPG bi-fuel and flex fuel variations will be available depending on market.

    The next generation Picanto will be officially unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March when further technical specifications will be available.
    - http://www.worldcarfans.com/11101043...#ixzz1A66lbIpp
    Last edited by AG4; January 5th, 2011 at 04:53 AM.

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    Bigger pics:


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    Wow! not bad! definitely better than the current one. i think this will be a good rival for Suzuki Celerio in terms of looks. =)

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    ganda pero :yung likod parang sa carens

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    it doesnt have that cute vibe anymore, but looks good so far and more inline with the rest of Kia's lineup, probably better seen in the flesh.

    kinda looks awkward with that scrapper-like bumpers (crash safety?). Sana ganito nalang bumpers like they used in the Kia Venga:



    concept art (frm tgph):






    hopes to see more photos

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    i can clearly imagine how the next i10 will look like

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    2012 Red Picanto








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    Quote Originally Posted by the one View Post
    Damn... that front bumper doesn't blend well with the shape of the car.
    Front bumper looks like Jay Leno's chin.



    I would have moved the front upper grill forward a bit.
    Last edited by AG4; January 7th, 2011 at 03:57 PM.

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    milliones nanaman to. ganda way to go KIA designer nang AUDI.

    Notice already na yung front nang new picanto may kahawig sa new sportage. Iisa lang talaga designer nito.

    Nice design. How about the specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rog69 View Post
    Notice already na yung front nang new picanto may kahawig sa new sportage. Iisa lang talaga designer nito.
    Its the shape/proportions of the front bumper, its sticking out forward too much, while the upper grill is pushed far back.

    Overall the styling of the car is nice, the details of the front bumper are nice, its just the shape/proportions of the front bumper in relation to the rest of the car. It looks like an afterthought, as if they decided last minute to extend the front bumpers.


    I agree with foifoi05, the Venga has a better proportioned nose+bumper.
    Last edited by AG4; January 7th, 2011 at 06:01 PM.

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