Naza Kia Malaysia has officially launched the new Picanto GT-Line in Malaysia, which is a new variant that joins the existing EX in the Picanto line-up (we previously reported on). Priced at RM57,888 on-the-road without insurance, the GT-Line is a whole RM8,000 more than the base EX thanks to an enhanced kit list.

The big item here is the addition of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) on top of already-standard features such as six airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, stability control, hill start assist and ISOFIX rear child seat anchors.

Aside from the bump in safety equipment, the GT-Line also gets a new front bumper with a larger lower apron and integrated fog lights, deeper side skirts and an aggressive rear diffuser design with twin exhaust exits.

There are also plenty of contrasting accents for the grille, front intakes, side skirts and rear diffuser, while the car rides on 16-inch eight-spoke alloy wheels in a two-tone finish.

As for the inside, there’s a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel, automatic air-conditioning, two-tone leather seats, sunroof, Supervision instrument cluster, front armrest, an illuminated vanity mirror, cruise control and a tyre pressure monitoring system

The rest of the equipment list is identical to the EX, including automatic projector halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights, LED taillights, keyless entry, push-button start, a reverse camera, six speakers and a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

Similarly, the engine remains a 1.2 litre Kappa II naturally-aspirated four-cylinder unit that makes 84 PS at 6,000 rpm and 122 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission that drives the front wheels.

Buyers will get to choose from three exterior finishes – Titanium Silver, Clear White and Aurora Black Pearl. Each purchase also come with five years warranty with unlimited mileage.

GALLERY: Kia Picanto GT-Line at KLIMS 2018