Kia Picanto: The Stunning Car

All the details about Kia Picanto

Manufactured hugely by Kia Motors from the year 2004, this car Kia Picanto is a hit. For different countries the car is known by several names. In South Korea, Chile and Hong Kong the car is also referred as Kia Morning. In Taiwan the car is known as Kia EuroStar. In Vietnam it is called as Kia new Morning and referred to as Naza Picanto or NazaSuria in Malasiya. The manufacture of Picanto took place in a plant which was a joint venture with Donghee, South Korea.

Second generation begins

Picanto of second generation made its first presence at Motor show in Geneva in 2011.The vehicle was designed by a team of Kia European designers based in Germany directed by Peter Schreyer. The latest model was fresh and longer in overall length and wheelbase compared to its predecessor.

Picanto has option of 2 engines, one being three cylinders, 1.0 liter and another with four cylinders, 1.25 liter. The European specifications include engine eco dynamics of 1.25 liter with start stop mechanism of Kia.

Adding to these features, there is availability of LPG version of 1 liter engine. The manual as well as the automatic transmissions are same as the original. One can find Picanto everywhere globally except for few places such as Malaysia, China, Singapore, North America, Venezuela and Australia with five door hatchback while in European market it receives 3 door hatchback. This version is similar in length as five door edition but with new doors and windows, separate bumpers as well as availability of front grille in red or silver trim.

In few countries, the name Picanto is followed by modifier for several marketing reasons. Some instances include Picanto R in Ecuador or Picanto K1 in Thailand.

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Technical Characteristics of Kia Picanto

Technical Characteristics of 2007 Kia Picanto 1.1 CRDi produced by Kia (KR).

Body Type Hatchback 5 doors / 4 seats
Weight 984 Kg
Length 3535 mm
Height 1480 mm
Wheelbase 2370 mm
Front Track 1400 mm
Rear Track 1385 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Fuel Capacity 35 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System common rail direct diesel injection
Max Power 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm
Max Torque 153Nm @ 1900 rpm
CO2 Emissions 112 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1120 cc
Bore 75 mm
Stroke 84 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 3 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 12
Compression Ratio n/a
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Dr-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 5.0 x 14 / 5.0 x 14
Standard Tyres 175/60 R 14 / 175/60 R 14
Suspension Front I.MS.CS.ARB.
Suspension Rear TBAx.CS.
Transmission manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 15.7 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 4.9 l/100km
Road 3.8 l/100km
Mixt 4.2 l/100km