The first official photos of the next generation Picanto! January 4th, 2011

Here are the first official photos of the next generation of Picanto which will offer a bolder, more mature and more self confident look.

Completely redesigned and re-engineered, the new car has grown in overall length and wheelbase and is set to redefine its position as one of the most competitive vehicles in its segment.

While the current Picanto is available only as a five-door hatchback, the next generation version will be offered as a five-door globally while a sportier three-door body style will also be marketed in Europe.

The new Picanto will feature four all-new powertrains in 1.0- and 1.2-liter displacements, all boasting class leading CO2 emissions levels. In addition to petrol engines, LPG bi-fuel and flex fuel variations will be available depending on market.

The next generation Picanto will be officially unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2011.

  • “the next generation version will be offered as a five-door globally”

    Will it be available in the US? I hope it will, small cars make a lot of sense in the city.

  • Jameson Chia

    This new Picanto has not only grown in design, it has finally started to show it’s class and style in the 1.0- to 1.2-litre segment.
    Although I have yet to test drive one, the look alone has much to offer and it definitely look promising.
    I have previously owned a first generation Picanto but to be honest, this Caren lookalike is more appealing to me.
    Hopefully, the interior will look as good as it’s exterior and that it will sit more comfortably at the rear for the passengers.
    Definitely gonna give the new Picanto a good test drive and own it if possible.

  • Fares

    Awesome ! .. but looks a lot like Citroen C1

  • This will hit the market.

  • Greg

    Offered as a five-door globally!? Finally Kia has come to its senses and will offer this car in the US! This must be approximately the size of the Aveo, which sells pretty well. Can’t wait, it will look good next to my Sedona, Amanti, Optima, and Rondo.

  • jonny

    Will this model be released in Australia?

  • himi

    Looks great!! May I ask, when do you plan to unveil a 3-door variant?

  • jtz

    That is one heck of a design one heck of a design indeed. You guys got something planned for the 3 door I can tell because we have not seen it on spy shots or revealed. You guys have something big, something mean somethingscary somthing I don’t know what it is yet but I’m going to find out or my name ain’t JTZ.

  • Colin @ Kia H.Q.

    @ Laurent J. Masson and Greg,

    I’m sorry to make you disappointed, but new Picanto won’t be available in the U.S., Canada and Australia.
    Those subsidiaries haven’t been considering the new Picanto for their market.

    I will forward your comment them though.

  • Colin @ Kia H.Q.

    @ Himi,

    The 3-door new Picanto will be unveiled at the Geneva motor show. :-)
    Thank you for your comment.

  • Faisal

    pls bring those to Bangladesh. i think KIA will get good market in Bangladesh.

  • Mody

    is new Picanto will be available in the M.East Market and when ?

  • himi

    Thanx for the information Colin! Looking forward to the official unveiling of the three-door Picanto. I might visit the show in March.

  • I love green

  • Sowapl

    when we be able to see interior?

  • Colin @ Kia H.Q.

    It will be 1st March at the Geneva motor show.

  • @Sowapl
    It will be 1st March at the Geneva motor show.

  • What specific countries is it set for? South Korea and the Far-East or are you planning on Europe too?

  • ReptileSoul

    Kia Canada, needs to be proactive in bringing this model to Canada, with the smart and now the new Fiat 500, I think there is proof that there is a market for this car, especially in highly populated areas, such as the downtown cores where cars aren’t a necessity and the trend for smaller cars is gaining popularity.

  • Makes sense, and it should do pretty well in emerging economies in Asia and South Africa.

  • Zanele

    When will this car be available in South Africa?

  • Eljorgeandres

    When will this car be available in Colombia – South America?

  • Annawarren

    would like to know why some kia dealers do false advertising in sherwood park canada