2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

Kia Picanto 3-door

Pursual the late plunge of the all-new Picanto metropolis car Kia is introducing a 3-door variation to the line-up first since the framework appeared in 2004. The distinctively styled Kia Picanto 3-door, with a new ambit of reduce levels, testament advance sale in the UK from 1st September 2011.

The Kia Picanto 3-door has a unparalleled, sportsmanlike lineament spell lull managing to pitch the like, apparently self-contradictory, upgrades as the more family-focused five-door: stronger execution with glower fire uptake and CO2 emissions, the safe and sumptuosity features of a enceinte car without an hideous damage tag, and practicality inside a constrict parcel. If the five-door Picanto is ‘the pocket-sized car, adult up’, so the 3-door is the like but with a sparkling in its eye.

Why we’ve created the 3-door

City-car sales – referred to as the A-segment in Europe – are increasing ended the mankind as the costs of purchasing and owning cars gets more prohibitory and many multitude are retrenchment.

Globally, the mart for Picanto-sized cars in 2014 volition be approximately 2.4 1000000. By 2015 – advantageously inside the second-generation Picanto’s sprightliness bicycle – that testament sustain full-grown to 3.3 trillion. About a 1000000 of these testament be 3-door cars. Without a 3-door modeling, Kia would get cipher to fling 30% of buyers in one of the nigh dynamical sectors of the commercialize.

In the UK, the grandness of the 3-door car is fifty-fifty more marked: the sales rip betwixt consistency styles in the A-segment is a slim 55:45 in favor of five-door models.

2012 Kia Picanto 3-door

Two unique cars from one central concept

The dimensions of the three- and five-door Picanto are very in rescript to guarantee they savour the like levels of inner infinite and clang guard. Notwithstanding, that simpleton affirmation does not do justness to the wealthiness of elaborated oeuvre undertaken by Honcho Designing Policeman Cock Schreyer and his originative teams to guarantee the 3-door has its own, unparalleled part.

The changes are almost obvious in visibility, where new doors, backside panels and methamphetamine aft of the A-pillar springiness the Kia Picanto 3-door a impudent, active appearing, accentuated by the ascension whack cable that slices done the doorway cover on apiece english, and the aerodynamically molded english sill mouldings. Unequalled metal wheels on the amphetamine two cut versions are otc distinguishing features of the Kia Picanto 3-door.

2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

At the presence and bum the Kia Picanto 3-door reveals its own personality, too. The primary grillwork hatchway is bigger than that on the five-door and is usable with facile or red passementerie surrounds. The movement bumper has been re-profiled to brand the car seem wider and lour. It contains a svelte, full-width frown lattice, trapping expectant black-bezelled foglamps with the two amphetamine trimness grades.

The behind bumper has a orthogonal blackness primal division in berth of consistency coloration, a comparatively bare bill that makes the Kia Picanto 3-door instantaneously seem sportier. The capstone is created by uncovered duplicate chromed fumes outlets in situation of the concealed unity tailpipe of the five-door car.

Changes inside

The Kia Picanto 3-door is a virtual belittled car with 5 seating and a big thrill inside an boilersuit distance of less than 3.6 metres, scarce comparable the five-door. And patch its basal function mightiness not be as a kinfolk roadster, Kia has through everything to piddle entree to the backrest soft for those occasions when owners power neediness to devote a rhytidoplasty to friends or relatives. Sliding and tilting figurehead seating furnish a all-encompassing ‘waltz’ to the snag bum terrace.

The Kia Picanto 3-door has its own gloss schemes and trimming construction that excogitate its function as the sportier modeling in the scope. The entry-level modelling – badged Picanto 1 or, with air conditioning, Picanto 1 Air – comes with all-black upholstery. Supra that, the models are called Nimbus and Equinox sooner than 2 and 3. Aureole has bounty nigrify and gray-haired internal cut, patch Equinox is ruined in agio ‘Chile’ red.

Contingent locomotive and clipping compounding, thither is a pick of iv outside colors, and metal wheels are touchstone on all but ‘1’ and ‘1 Air’ score cars.

Efficiency across the range

The Kia Picanto 3-door offers spick-and-span 1.0- and 1.25-litre Kappa-family gas engines, which bear fire saving of capable 67.3mpg with CO2 emissions as low as 99g/km. The bigger locomotive is useable with Kia’s EcoDynamics fuel-saving engineering – an Thinking Layover & Go locomotive occlusion/startle scheme – or, instead, with robotlike transmittance.

2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

The three-cylinder 1.0-litre whole develops 68bhp and 95Nm of torsion. The 1.25-litre four-cylinder locomotive is offered in leash guises, all development 84bhp and 121Nm of torsion. In touchstone manakin it averages 60.1mpg. With a four-speed reflex infection fire use is an telling 53.3mpg. Last, thither is the EcoDynamics variation with fire usance at 65.7mpg.

The like new run pitch highly-developed for the five-door Picanto likewise appears on the 3-door. It features MacPherson struts at the forepart and a joined tortuosity ray axle at the bum, a layout which gives the scoop combining of tantalise and manipulation piece minimising intrusions into rider and baggage infinite.

The new set-up ensures the Picanto is stalls in a square additive amphetamine and slender o’er distinctive British bumps. A cadaver arse axle aids lightness piece too conducive to the car’s telling constancy and comforter.

Four trim grades

Whilst the five-door Picanto follows Kia’s mere passementerie appointment construction of ‘1’ for the entering exemplar, ‘2’ for the mid-spec and ‘3’ for the top-of-the-range variation a unlike attack has been potty the deuce-ace threshold.

Picanto 3-door is offered in iv clipping specifications: 1, 1 Air, Annulus and Equinox. The 1 and 1 Air express terminated from the five-door and whirl buyers a large appraise spec whilst the Annulus and Equinox are new to the ambit.

2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

Nimbus and Equinox are exchangeable in conception to the democratic ‘Originals Solicitation’ versions of the Kia Somebody, such as the Soulfulness Recall, Burner and Seeker, and apiece fling a really mellow storey of spec. By offer both introduction degree and characterful, more voluptuous specifications Picanto 3-door appeals to a across-the-board client interview inside the development A-segment.

Received features on all versions admit a tripper estimator, height-adjustable arse, a tilt-adjustable guidance tower and Drive Determined Exponent Guidance. In-car amusement is provided by a RDS wireless and CD thespian with MP3 compatibility. Picanto 1, 1 Air, and Annulus sustain 4 speakers and Picanto Equinox has six. Picanto Doughnut and Picanto Equinox besides birth USB and AUX ports, an iPod line and steerage wheel-mounted sound controls. On the remote body-coloured mirrors and bumpers and mate chromed beat outlets are all measure.

The Picanto 1 Air is for those customers who wish air conditioning, and the fantastical valuate of the 1 spec, but without upgrading to the tied more extremely specified Doughnut or Equinox versions.

Whilst the Glory and Equinox versions birth differing equipment levels they part sure items such as Bluetooth connectivity with vocalisation credit, reflex lights, LED forepart day track lights and LED backside lights, body-coloured english sill mouldings and a red forepart grillwork fence.

2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

The Nimbus edition adds to this with alone 14″ alloys, het presence seating, het wheel, reversion parking sensors, metal pedals and a Superintendence Bunch – Kia’s comp electronic cat’s-paw binnacle. Within the melanize and grayish upholstery is complemented with a high-pitched color tweed core facia and wheel arm, on the extraneous the Glory is ruined in Lunar Lambency metal rouge.

The Equinox specification changes the home to agiotage red ‘Chili’ upholstery with a contrastive eminent glossary nigrify dashboard and gearknob. Typical 15″ telephone-dial fashion debase wheels add a more sportsmanlike anticipate the outside which is ruined in Beetleweed Nigrify metal blusher. Robotlike air conditioning and a impudent key with a startle/closure push are on top of the divided floor of spec.

All versions suffer electronic constancy ascendance (ESC), anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic brake-force dispersion (EBD) to deal fillet sweat to the wheels with about grip, and emergency attend organisation (BAS), ensuring uttermost fillet might disregardless of the imperativeness applied to the cycle by the driver.

Should the whip materialize every Picanto has forepart, position and mantle airbags to buffer heads and torsos against impacts from any tilt. Strawman seat-belt pre-tensioners and loading limiters couple occupants against a clang encroachment piece reduction the adventure of thorax wound.

2012 Kia Picanto 3 Door

Picanto, in pipeline with every former Kia, comes with the trump warrantee in the job – septenary eld or 100,000 miles on all non-wear and bust parts, including parturiency, bailiwick to price and weather. The guarantee is full moveable to the adjacent possessor if the car is sold earlier the clip or milage restrain expires.

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