The New Kia Picanto | Part Three

Engines and Transmissions

The 1.1-litre engine generates 65 ps at 5,500 rpm and 9.9 kgm of torque at 2,800 rpm, making the Picanto one of the most powerful cars in its class. This engine is offered with a choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmissions. The 1.1 Picanto will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 15.8 seconds, and reaches a maximum speed of 152 km/h (95 mph). With a 35-litre fuel tank, the Picanto will travel 700 kilometres (435 miles) between fuel stops.

The 1.0-litre engine, which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission, produces 61 ps at 5,600 rpm and 8.8 kgm of torque at 3,500 rpm. In terms of CO2 emissions, this Picanto is also one of the world’s cleanest, most efficient cars, emitting just 118 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

Ride and Handling

Fully independent suspension designed to deliver both agile handling and a supple, comfortable ride on European roads, is fitted. At the front, MacPherson strut suspension enables the Picanto to steer and manoeuvre with minimal effort and low tyre scrub.

In most European countries, the standard wheel and tyre package for Picanto is a 14 inch diameter, 5.0 inch wide steel wheel, with 165/65 R14 radial tyres.

The Picanto offers customers a choice of a manual temperature control system or optional air conditioning unit with a germ-proof filter.

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Published 25 February 2004 Melanie Carter

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