It’s not only Hyundai that has been churning out handsome vehicles lately.  Kia has also revamped and upgraded its lineup and the latest model to get a makeover is the Picanto.

Kia has left behind the rounded and awkward design of the old Picanto and has now opted for an unconventional, rugged look.  The 2012 Kia Picanto EX sports an aggressive chin, complete with well-designed foglamps and headlights.  The rear has also received an upgrade as the tail lights, now LED, have a more appealing look.

The interiors of the new Picanto have also been jazzed up.  Thankfully, Kia chose a minimalist look for the Picanto’s interior.

The 2012 Picanto runs on a 1.0L Kappa MPI I-3 SOHC 12V Engine with maximum power of 69PS at 6,200 rpm and maximum Torque of 9.6kg-m at 3,500 rpm.  Transmission options are manual and automatic.

The MT variant is priced at Php545,000 while the AT variant is priced at Php599,000.

 

2012 Kia Picanto EX Technical Specifications

EX – M/T EX – A/T
Engine Kappa I-3 D-CVVT MPI 12V Kappa I-3 D-CVVT MPI 12V
Displacement 1.0 litre – 998 cc
Maximum power 69hp@6,200 rpm 69hp@6,200 rpm
Maximum torque 9.6kg-m@3,500 rpm 9.6kg-m@3,500 rpm
EX – M/T EX – A/T
Transmission 5-Speed Manual Transmission 4-Speed (Gate-Type) with Shift Lock
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer
and Coil Spring
MacPherson Strut with Stabilizer
and Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam Axle
with Coil Spring
Coupled Torsion Beam Axle
with Coil Spring
Tire Size 165/60 R14 175/50 R15
Wheel Type Steel with Full Sheel Cover Alloy Wheels
Side Door Handle Body Color Body Color
Rear View Mirror Day and Night Day and Night
Seats
– Front- Rear
Bucket Type with Sliding
and Reclining
60/40 with Double Folding,
Fold Flat
Bucket Type with Sliding
and Reclining
60/40 with Double Folding,
Fold Flat
Seat Material Fabric Fabric
Power Features
– Windows
– Door Locks
– Steering
– Outside View Mirrors
with Tilt Adjustable and MDPS
with Heated and Body Color
with Tilt Adjustable and MDPS
with Heated and Body Color
Audio System CD/AM/FM/MP3/AUX/USB/4 Speakers CD/AM/FM/MP3/AUX/USB/4 Speakers
Aircon Manual Climate Control System Manual Climate Control System
Seating Capacity 5 5
Seatbelts
– Front
– Rear
3-pt. ELR x2
3-pt. ELR x2 & Lapbelt
3-pt. ELR x2
3-pt. ELR x2 & Lapbelt
Impact Absorbing Body Body Color Body Color
Length (mm) 3,595 3,595
Width (mm) 1,595 1,595
Height (mm) 1,490 1,490
Wheelbase (mm) 2,385 2,385
Wheel Tread (mm)
– Front
– Rear
1,415
1,418
1,415
1,418
Curb Weight (kg) 845 865
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 1,340 1,370

 

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9 Comments

  1. St_jerome2003 Reply

    What do you expect it’s a budget car if you want more options then go look else where

  2. NO airbags NO anti-lock brake system NO electronic brakeforce distributor NO 6 speaker system

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