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While Kia is obviously keeping mum on most of the details about its new Picanto hatchback, which will make its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show in March, a couple of new photos of the A-segment hatch – including one of the interior – as well as a few more details, have come about.

As mentioned previously, three versions of the 1.0 litre, three-cylinder Kappa engine, in gasoline, flex fuel and bi-fuel form and a single 1.2 litre four-cylinder gasoline Kappa block will be available for the car, and power outputs will range from 69 hp to 85 hp, with maximum torque between 94 and 121 Nm.


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The bi-fuel 1.0 litre pot will generate 80 hp and 94 Nm of torque. The engines will be mated to a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions, depending on market.

The new car, which is longer and larger than the previous model, promises not only more passenger comfort and 27% increased cargo space, but will also feature numerous ‘large car’ comfort/safety features such as LED daytime running lights, button-start with smart key, grip-type outside door handles and six or seven airbags, depending on region.