The all new Kia Picanto GT-Line, adds turbo power to its rev happy 1.0L inline 3 engine, providing more fun in a small form factor. This is the first time the Picanto has used a turbocharged engine, making it the most powerful to date. The GT-Line will be available with a 5-speed manual transmission and drive power through the front wheels only. The steering and suspension setup has been tuned to offer a combination of immediate handling responses and a comfortable ride.
Michael Cole, Chief Operating Officer of Kia Motors Europe, comments: "The Picanto is one of Kia's best-selling models around the world, and has a particularly strong fan base here in Europe. Our European customers have told us that they love the design of the outgoing Picanto. They love its low running costs, its compact dimensions for city driving, and the high level of equipment available for the money. The new model retains these strengths, and now offers a new level of dynamism and performance, as well as introducing the latest technologies for in-car connectivity and enhanced safety. For these reasons we are confident that the new Picanto will help us further build our profile and market share in this very competitive segment."