The New Kia Picanto | Part Two

Exterior and Interior Styling

Designer Kang Lee has given the new small car a distinctive and attractive appearance. The front view of the Picanto features a trapezoid radiator grille with vertical strips for visual impact and headlamps with multi-focus reflectors for maximum illumination.

At the back of the car, the curvaceous rear windscreen, large light clusters, and broad bumper create a robust quality and secure stance that are uncommon in the A-segment.

The Picanto’s exceptionally roomy interior makes it ‘best-in-class’ in many ways. Front headroom is an impressive 1,003 mm (966 mm rear), front legroom is 1,041 mm (872 mm rear), and shoulder room is 1,300 mm (1,290 mm rear).

The generous passenger space is enhanced by 19 storage areas around the cabin. The trunk has a capacity of 157 litres with the rear seat raised, expanding to a maximum of 882 litres with the rear seat folded flat. The rear seat is split 60/40 to offer up to seven different configurations.

The two-tone interior trim – dark upper and pale lower – highlights the internal space. The seats and door trim are available in three different two-tone variations matching the range of exterior colours – black-silver, black-orange and black-blue, to give customers a choice of vibrant interior décor.

continues... | Part Three
Published 25 February 2004 Melanie Carter

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