Kia Announces New Engines For New Picanto

Kia announces new engines for new Picanto

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Ahead of its scheduled premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on 1 March 2011, Kia has revealed the all-new line-up of engines for the next-generation Picanto.

The next iteration of the city car, which will be available in both three- and five-door formats for the first time in the UK, will come with a choice of four petrol engines, with flex fuel and bi-fuel versions currently awaiting confirmation.

The powertrain range comprises three versions of the three-cylinder 1.0-litre Kappa engine, and a four-cylinder 1.2-litre unit. Power outputs will range from 68 to 84bhp, with maximum torque between 69 and 89lb-ft.

Despite this uprate in power across the board, all engines will deliver a significantly reduced amount of CO2 emissions, with Kia’s ISG technologies – such as Start/Stop systems - driving tailpipe output down to as little as 90g/km.

Entry-level versions of the new Kia Picanto will come with a five-speed manual gearbox, and a four-speed automatic transmission will be introduced higher up in the range.

A pricing strategy for the new Kia Picanto will be released at launch in Geneva, but the outgoing model is available from under £7,000.

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