Kia Picanto has been spotted in camouflage in Sweden.
The current Kia Picanto went on sale in its current form with the first months of 2017, and now, three years later, the South Korean manufacturer begins work on an updated version. These spy photos taken in Northern Sweden reveal a disguised prototype of the revised Picanto, and we have to admit that surprised by the number of disguise worn by this test vehicle.
The shape and size of a hatchback, obviously, remain unchanged, but additional the hide on the front says that it will probably be not small changes. Photographers-spies report that we would expect the updated front fascia, while the rear part has to be almost unchanged from today’s model. In addition to all the changes, look for new exterior colors and wheels, as well as additional settings.
When it entered the market in 2017, Picanto got three petrol engines that are still available in most countries — a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine and naturally aspirated engines, as well as the 1.25-liter four-cylinder engine NA. We do not expect any changes on this front, but word on the street is a fully electric version of the model, which can be represented with the updated Picanto. So far nothing is confirmed, but chief operating officer of Kia Europe, Emilio Herrera, recently stated that the Picanto EV needs to happen “sooner or later”. I hope that soon we will get more detailed information.
With regard to regular options with the internal combustion engine, we expect that they will debut by the end of this year or even early in the year 2021, given the current cycle of Kia car repair from 3.5 to 4 years.