Beefed-up Kia Picanto confirmed for Europe

Kia Picanto X-Line to debut in Frankfurt

kia picanto x-line

The impressive new-generation Kia Picanto is set to get a bit of a rugged new look and feel in an ‘X-Line’ variant confirmed overnight for Europe.

No word yet on the car coming here, however we might know more after the vehicle debuts at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Kia tell us the Kia Picanto X-Line will boast:

  • Raised ground clearance (up 15mm to 156mm)
  • 73kW/172Nm 1.0 litre turbo engine (not yet seen in Picanto in Australia)
  • Beefed-up bumpers with metal-look skid-plates (front and rear)
  • Unique grille and fog lamp surrounds (in lime green or silver)
  • Black wheel arch cladding
  • 16” alloy wheels
  • Contrast colour packs available

Set to hit European Kia dealerships in the fourth quarter of the year, Kia Motors Europe boss, Michael Cole, says the new Picanto X-Line will add to the popularity of the model.

“We launched the new Picanto in Europe earlier this year and it is already outselling its predecessor.

“Year-on-year, Picanto sales in the first half of 2017 grew 23% to 31,827 units, and globally it is one of our best-selling vehicles.

“The all-new X-Line will add to that momentum.”

kia picanto x-line suv inspiredWe will keep you updated with further info on the SUV-inspired Kia Picanto as it comes to hand.

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