Russia Started Producing New Kia Picanto

The “Avtotor” Kaliningrad plant has begun production of the KIA Picanto updated compact hatchback which will go on sale from March 5, 2021, the press service of the enterprise reports. 

Picture: Avtotor Official Website

It is noted that the updated KIA Picanto will be available in five trim levels, including the new Style trim level and the GT Line version equipped with a sport design package. The cost of new items will be from 819 thousand 900 rubles to 1 million 114 thousand 900 rubles. In the interior of the Picanto, the most visible element is the 8” screen of the new infotainment system. The new Supervision dashboard now features a 4.2-inch high-resolution TFT digital display.

The security level of the updated Picanto has been improved. The model can now be equipped with the BCW Blind-spot Collision Warning and the RCCW Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, in addition to previous solutions. It is specified that for the updated Picanto, two variants of atmospheric gasoline engines of the Kappa family will be offered, namely, 1.0 L MPI (67 HP, 95.2 Nm) and 1.2 L MPI (84 HP, 121, 6 Nm). An additional advantage of the updated car for the Russian market is the ground clearance increased to 161 mm.

Ru-Main, 22.02.2021

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