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Kia Picanto

The Kia Picanto, kent as the Kia Morning in Sooth Korea an Chile, Kia EuroStar in Taiwan, Kia New Morning in Vietnam[1] an the Naza Suria or Naza Picanto in Malaysie[2], is a low cost ceety caur produced bi Kia Motors.

First generation (SA)[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Picanto is based on a shortened platform o the Hyundai Getz. It is available wi either 1.0 or 1.1 L petrol ingines. A 3-cylinder diesel ingine (based on the Kia Cerato's 1.5 CRD fower-cylinder unit), wi direct injection an a variable geometry turbocharger, haes been available in the European market since Ware 04, wi pouer reachin 75 PS (55 kW). The Morning is 3,495 mm (137.6 in) lang wi a five-door hatchback body. Automatic gearboxes are optional in the petrol units. An' a' sauld in some kintras wi a 1.2L ingine foond in the Hyundai i10

Tae increase its appeal in the European market, the Picanto is equipt wi such features as CD Player (that enables MP1, 2 an 3 audio playback), air conditionin, front an patentit rear electric windaes, remote central lockin, an electric mirrors. These features wur advertised in a short-lived ad campaign starrin Marcus Gronholm.

2007 facelift[eedit | eedit soorce]

Kia Picanto/Morning facelift 2007

The Picanto model in Europe wis altered slightly in late 2007. Amang the minor chynges wur the licht clusters (front an rear), an for the UK market, the indicator stalk wis switcht tae the ither side. For the Italian market debut the new bi-fuel LPG version wi 1.0 an 1.1 ingine.

2010 facelift[eedit | eedit soorce]

For the 2010 model year, the Picanto receives some minor chynges tae its interior an exterior an will be on sale for the Korean market.[3]

Second generation (JA)[eedit | eedit soorce]

Safety[eedit | eedit soorce]

In its EuroNCAP crash tests, the Picanto earned three oot o five stars for its adult occupant safety ratin an fower oot o five for children occupant safety.[4]

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