2021 Kia Picanto facelift will soon launch in the international market. The updated model is expected to carry some minor cosmetic updates inside and out
The upcoming Kia Picanto has been leaked online before its official launch. Kia Picanto will be a 5-door small car like the Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. The hatchback was first introduced back in 2017, and now, the automaker is planning to introduce the facelift model of the car. The new Kia Picanto will feature revised headlights identical to the one offered with the Kia Xceed, new grille inserts, sporty looking bumper upfront along with updated fog lamps. It seems like the carmaker has redesigned the front fascia of the hatchback to make it look edgier and more appealing.
The rear profile of the car will also feature subtle cosmetical updates. The hatchback gets a new sportier rear bumper, C-shaped LED taillights, new light reflectors and also a new exhaust pipe. The interior and specs of the car are still under covers. The hatchback will also feature Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) for advance driver assistance. The ongoing Kia Picanto is powered by a 1.0-litre, NA, petrol mill, which is offered in two states of tune producing 67 PS and 74 PS of peak power.
Kia has also plans to introduce an all-electric model the 2021 Picanto
The hatchback is also being offered with a more efficient 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol-LPG unit, which shreds out 84 PS of power output. Moreover, for performance lovers, the car is also retailed with a more potent 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol unit which shreds out 100 PS of power.
The hatchback will be powered by four different powertrain options
Transmission options include a 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions. The new model will be offered with the same powertrain options. The carmaker is also planning to launch the car with an electric powertrain, but it’s not likely to happen with the current-gen model. In our market, Kia is more focused on launching new SUVs and MPVs rather than introducing a hatchback.