Friday, June 22, 2007

Kia Picanto Facelift

Kia Motors unveiled updated for 2007 model year Kia Picanto at the motor show in Barcelona, which started June 7.

Korean car facelift was done not only by Asian designers, but also their counterparts from the European bureau of the company. As a result, it has more rounded and cute shape. Although there are no serious changes except it has become longer than the predecessor by 40 mm (the other dimensions remain the same). Additionaly, slightly transformed bumper, hood and front fenders. Radical changes have touched radiator grill and optics only - front and rear.

Some innovations are inside - more expensive plastic and slightly modified design, color palette is expanded - instead of original 10, the buyer can choose from 14 colors. With updated Picanto version Koreans expect sales to increase to 90 thousand annually.