A new compact car by Kia, Kia Picanto 2012 images and specification taken during international autoshow by KDI. It has 1.0 litre and 1.2 litre engine with new design concept for exterior and additional fun features for a small and affordable car. Below are the specification of Kia Picanto. Not sure when the latest model will hit into Malaysia market as New kia Picanto Malaysia.











2012 Kia Picanto EX  1.0 Litre Technical Specifications


EX – M/T   EX – A/T

Engine   Kappa I-3 D-CVVT MPI 12V   Kappa I-3 D-CVVT MPI 12V


1.0 litre – 998 cc

Maximum power   [email protected],200 rpm   [email protected],200 rpm

Maximum torque   [email protected],500 rpm   [email protected],500 rpm


EX – M/T   EX – A/T

Transmission   5-Speed Manual Transmission   4-Speed (Gate-Type) with Shift Lock

Front Suspension   MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer  and Coil Spring   MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer  and Coil Spring

Rear Suspension   Coupled Torsion Beam Axle  with Coil Spring   Coupled Torsion Beam Axle  with Coil Spring

Tire Size   165/60 R14   175/50 R15

Wheel Type   Steel with Full Sheel Cover   Alloy Wheels

Side Door Handle   Body Color   Body Color

Rear View Mirror   Day and Night   Day and Night

Seats  – Front   – Rear   Bucket Type with Sliding  and Reclining  60/40 with Double Folding,  Fold Flat   Bucket Type with Sliding  and Reclining  60/40 with Double Folding,  Fold Flat

Seat Material   Fabric   Fabric

Power Features  – Windows  – Door Locks  – Steering  – Outside View Mirrors   with Tilt Adjustable and MDPS  with Heated and Body Color   with Tilt Adjustable and MDPS  with Heated and Body Color

Audio System   CD/AM/FM/MP3/AUX/USB/4 Speakers   CD/AM/FM/MP3/AUX/USB/4 Speakers

Aircon   Manual Climate Control System   Manual Climate Control System

Seating Capacity   5   5

Seatbelts  – Front  – Rear   3-pt. ELR x2  3-pt. ELR x2 & Lapbelt   3-pt. ELR x2  3-pt. ELR x2 & Lapbelt

Impact Absorbing Body   Body Color   Body Color

Length (mm)   3,595   3,595

Width (mm)   1,595   1,595

Height (mm)   1,490   1,490

Wheelbase (mm)   2,385   2,385

Wheel Tread (mm)  – Front  – Rear   1,415  1,418   1,415  1,418

Curb Weight (kg)   845   865

Gross Vehicle Weight (kg)   1,340   1,370



KIA PICANTO 1.2 Litre 2012

Kia offers the Picanto with the 1.2-litre 4 cylinder KAPPA engine that delivers a useful 87PS i.e. 86bhp in old money and 121 Nm of torque.

Picanto in “Alice blue”   A conventional 4 speed automatic transmission gets the power to the front wheels. The claimed fuel economy figure of 18.7 kms to the litre or 5.4 ltrs/100km, seems achievable. For drivers needing a little more involvement, a 5 speed manual transmission is available on the cheapest trim level, the LX.   For a compact, the insides of the Picanto are welcoming in terms of space, seating comfort and general ergonomics. A sporty 2 spoke steering wheel and faux aluminium accents keep things interesting in the otherwise conventional interiors. Expect it to accommodate 4 average sized adults in relative comfort, but a fifth person would be a squeeze. The 60:40 folding seats complement the minimal boot capacity. The plastics are soft to touch and tightly put together but only a road test would reveal the squeaks and rattles and general fit and finish concerns.

Picanto’s aggressive front end   The fully loaded EX model is a festival of features. It comes with a CD player with mp3 capability, USB port, aux input, fog lamps, alloy wheels, keyless entry system,  leather wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, Bluetooth, day time running lights, escort and welcome lamp, electric folding mirrors, airbag, ABS and sunroof. Also Kia promises a host of complex safety features not found on small cars such as Hill Start Assist Control (HAC),  Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) etc.   Prices for the LX start at Dhs. 36500, while the mid range EX model and full options EX, comes in at Dhs. 38,500 and Dhs. 43,000 respectively.

Nissan Micra???   Kia is likely to find buyers amongst young women mostly college going, who will appreciate the compact dimensions for city trotting, creature comforts and a dash of style. Prospective Chevrolet Spark and Daihatsu Sirion buyers should entertain their thoughts, with this exciting new car before making a purchase.   We look forward to putting this little city slicker through some mountain road and some highway and will get our impressions to you soon.

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