Kia has published that it’s going to upload a soft-roader to the Picanto line-up with a crossover impressed model of its town automotive, known as the Picanto X-Line. It’ll make its complete debut on the Frankfurt Motor Show subsequent week, ahead of happening sale in Britain later this 12 months.
The automotive’s crossover credentials are fleshed out via chunky taking a look black plastic cladding, fake bash plates beneath the entrance and rear bumpers, plus a raised journey peak – with a flooring clearance of 156m, it rides 15mm taller than same old variations of the Picanto.
Contrasting color packs, introducing brilliant splodges of color across the automotive’s external, spherical off the design tweaks – silver or lime inexperienced finishes are to be had at the grille and fog lamp surrounds.
Under the bonnet, the Picanto X-Line will get a turbocharged 1.Zero-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, generating 99bhp and 172Nm of torque. It’s the primary time the brand new era 1.Zero-litre T-GDI engine has been fitted within the Picanto, unlocking a Zero-62mph time of 10.1 seconds, plus claimed gas economic system of 62.8mpg with tailpipe emissions of 104g/km CO2.
Kia intends to roll out the 1.Zero T-GDI to GT Line specification variations of the Picanto too, alternatively, no timeline has been issued referring to this. We’ll see the brand new Picanto X-Line in showrooms within the fourth quarter of 2017.
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New Kia Picanto X-Line adds crossover kudos to Picanto range