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Kia has released the first official design sketches of its next generation Picanto city car, which the company says has been designed to stand out from the crowd.

The new Picanto is penned by Kia’s European design team in Frankfurt, Germany, under the direction of Peter Schreyer.

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The company says the design ‘exudes self confidence, solidity and maturity’; no other details are forthcoming, so we’ll have to wait closer to its official unveiling at next year’s Geneva International Motor Show in March for more info about the car.