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New 1.0L three-cylinder turbo to debut in all-new Kia Picanto
The next-generation Kia Picanto is scheduled to make its world debut at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. To give the motoring public a taste of things to come, the automaker recently revealed new details about the new A-segment hatchback.
For starters, a new 1.0-liter turbo inline-three will be available in top-of-the-line GT Line. It gets an integrated exhaust manifold and laser-drilled fuel injectors that deliver the right amount of fuel for improved acceleration and power. The engine produces 100 PS along with 172 Nm of torque.
Lesser variants, on the other hand can be specified with either a 1.25-liter MPI or a 1.0-liter MPI. Both of the engines are naturally-aspirated, with the former receiving a mild upgrade courtesy of a tweaked cotinuously variable valve timing (C-VVT) and low-friction coated piston rings. The bigger 1.25-liter puts out 84 PS with 122 Nm of torque while the smaller 1.0-liter delivers 67 PS and 96 Nm of torque.
In Europe, all of the engines come with a 5-speed manual as standard. The 1.25-liter mill can be connected to an optional 4-speed automatic.
Over to in-car amenities, a new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment will be available on the 2017 Picanto. It will come with Apple CarPlay, Anrdroid Auto, wireless smarthphone charging, USB support and other connectivity features.
Safety features that come as standard equipment on the new Picanto include: six airbags, stability control, tire pressure monitoring and autonomous emergency braking.
The 2017 Kia Picanto will go on sale in Q2 of 2017 in Europe.