Kia Picanto TA 2012 interior image

2012 Kia Picanto / Morning (codenamed TA) interior image surfaces to the web…

After a countless number of Picanto spy shots, teaser images and even official shots revealing the stylish exterior design of the upcoming 2012 Kia Picanto, we are now getting a chance to see the car’s modern interior layout for the first time. As evident from the image, Picanto’s interior has been built from ground up and now seems to be more functional and eye-pleasing.

As revealed earlier this week, there will be two body-styles and four-engines available once the new Picanto goes on sale worldwide. Korean-market Kia Picanto will be badged as Kia morning and will initially offer only one engine option; the 1.0L Kappa four-cylinder mill with an estimated output of 82 horsepower.

The 1.0L Kappa engine will be mated to either a five-speed manual or automatic transmission. Mated to the manual gearbox, the 2012 Picanto achieves 22 km/L and 19 km/L when coupled with automatic transmission.

Positioned below Kia Rio, the all-new Picanto measures 3.595 mm long, 1.595 mm wide and 1.485 mm tall. It is build upon a minicar platform which has a 2.385 mm long wheelbase.

According to a source close to Kia, the forth-coming Picanto has an exceptional level of standard safety and convenience features for the mini-car segment.  There are six-airbags, ABS, ESP, Brake Assist System -BAS and Hill Start Assist Control available, as well as navigation system, panoramic sunroof and a large number of other infotainment systems.

The Korean-market Picanto will be officially unveiled at the end of this month, with sales slated to commence shortly after its inaugural Korean premiere. The Euro-specs Picanto will make its official premiere at the upcoming Geneva Auto Show, where Kia will also display the 2012 Rio 5-door hatchback!

2012 Kia Picanto / Morning interior image:

2 thoughts on “Kia Picanto TA 2012 interior image

  1. 2-spoke steering wheel. That is brave. With these few images, I think the new interior has moved a good distance away from the previous economy-style interior. As we expected of course :)

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