Kia previews next-generation Picanto with design sketches

Kia is giving us a preview of the next-generation Picanto ahead of its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show with some design sketches.

The new Picanto city car appears to take on a design which better fits in with the rest of the lineup. The design originated at Kia’s European design facility in Frankfurt, Germany, with Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer in charge.

Sales in the UK will begin in the late spring of 2011, while other markets are not mentioned.

Press Release

Kia sketches out future with ‘stand-out’ newcomer

  • Kia reveals first design sketches of stylish next generation Picanto city car
  • Newcomer brings confidence, solidity and maturity to the A-segment
  • Production vehicle to be unveiled at 2011 Geneva Motor Show
  • On sale in the UK from late Spring 2011

Kia has today released the first official design sketches of the next generation Picanto city car designed to stand out from the crowd.

The new model has been styled by Kia’s European design team based in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Chief Design Officer, Peter Schreyer.

Exuding self confidence, solidity and maturity, the next generation Picanto is designed to break the city car mould and will be officially unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2011 and will be on sale in the UK from late spring.

Source: Kia

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