Kia Picanto GT-Line Gets Upgraded Turbocharged Engine

The 2018 Kia Picanto hatchback is to get more power with the addition of a new 1.0 liter turbocharged engine. Following the arrival of the third generation Picanto last year, the range is now complete with the debut of the flagship 1.0 T-GDi engine. The new powerplant develops 99bhp and 171Nm of torque, making it the most powerful Picanto ever. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.8 seconds only.

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The latest engine will be available with the Picanto ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ trim levels and will add some substance to the car’s sporty looks.

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Larger sports bumpers and red highlights within the upper grille, side air intakes and side sills deliver a sporting edge, with the dynamic look completed by a rear diffuser, twin exhaust tailpipes and 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/45 R16 tires.

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Bi-function projection headlights deliver a racier look, alongside LED daytime running lights at the front and LED lamps at the rear.

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Inside, the sporty appearance continues with black and red faux leather upholstery, stainless-steel pedals and satin chrome interior door handles.

‘GT-Line S’ models also feature an electric sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, a smart key with engine start/stop button and cruise control with speed limiter, while satellite navigation & Kia Connected Services with wireless mobile phone charger are also standard.

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