~ Auto Buzz ~: Taller, stronger and funkier – 2018 Kia Picanto X-Line

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Taller, stronger and funkier – 2018 Kia Picanto X-Line



 

Kia’s smallest hatchback has returned with a fresh new look!

 

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Last month in Frankfurt, Germany, the Kia Picanto X-Line made its grand debut at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show. Taking inspiration from Kia’s popular crossover and SUV model lines, the pumped-up Picanto X-Line definitely triggered a wow effect on the show floor. Read on to find out about the latest yet the mightiest Picanto ever!

 

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Picanto, with an SUV attitude

The all-new X-Line variant has further broadened the appeal of Kia’s smallest car with a series of rugged new design cues. Building on the bold and youthful character of the newest Picanto, the Picanto X-Line boasts an ever-energetic look, with vibrant lime-green highlights at the grille and fog lamp surroundings. 

 

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While still fundamentally a delightful city car underneath, the Picanto X-Line gives a more robust presence on the road with SUV-style cross bumpers and metal-look skidplates at the front and rear – emanating go-anywhere confidence and power as a true all-arounder for fun and enjoyment.

 

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For the visual effect of elevated ground clearance, the ride height has been raised by 15mm compared to the standard Picanto – giving drivers a ‘high-rider’ look while adding better road visibility and extra fun to driving.

 

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The most powerful Picanto ever

The secret of the new Picanto’s mighty performance can be found beneath the bonnet. For the X-Line trim, the Picanto is powered by Kia’s 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine, which is both lightweight and highly efficient, boasting super low emissions.

 

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Previously only available in the cee’d model family and the All-new Rio, this compact new engine perfectly suits the Picanto’s handling characteristics and makes the new generation Picanto the most powerful to date.

 

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Fun-filled city driving guaranteed

The Picanto X-Line goes above and beyond to offer an enchanting urban ride.

 

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Like the Picanto GT Line, a flat-bottom D-cut steering wheel adds a sporty vibe to the overall interior. With more legroom and headroom than all other rivals in the A-segment, its class-leading cabin space also offers impressive spaciousness and undeniable comfort.

 

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Thanks to Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and keyless entry, the Picanto X-Line turns everyday driving into an even more engaging activity.

 

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Safety first

On top of all the ornate and sophisticated details, the new Picanto stands solid on our core value – safety.

 

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As the safest A-segment car Kia has ever made, the Picanto X-Line is equipped with Kia’s DRIVE WiSE technology such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) which helps the vehicle avoid or minimize the impact of a collision with pedestrians or other obstacles on the road.

 

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Safety and stability have been improved thanks to a strong body comprised of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) and up to seven airbags with an optional knee airbag.

 

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With all these upgraded features, Kia Picanto X-Line will surely maintain the long-lasting global popularity of the Picanto line-up. Check out the video below on the first impressions of this charming city car and tell us what you think about the Picanto X-Line in the comments section below!

 

 
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