Kia Picanto

Foreign automobile manufacturers tend to enter the Indian car market with a small car which is most popular with middle-class families. Kia Motors is the second largest automobile manufacturer in South Korea, closely following Hyundai Motors who partly own the Kia Motors.

Kia Picanto was the same version which made its global debut at 2011 Geneva Motor Show. An i10 engine under the hood, the car offers more sporty feeling with racy exterior, long flowing lines on the doors and dynamic design. The chic and cute tagged Picanto seems to have grown up and the all new car has sharp and step-cut front end and an unmistakable front grill which gives Picanto its unique form and identity.

The car comes to the Indian shores, it is supposed to be powered by 1.2 Kappa2 engine from the Hyundai stable. Picanto is equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission across its variants, while 4-speed automatic gearbox is found in the top of the line variant only.

With Hyundai and Kia already co-existing in different international markets successfully, there is a strong possibility that the group will share its strategy in India too.

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