Saturday, April 14, 2012


A car that's more attractive than ever
Making its global premier last year in Genera Motor Show, the new Picanto has been redesigned and re-engineered with stand-out styling that conveys solidity and maturity.Longer than the previous model, and with an extended wheelbase, the Picanto promises more passenger comfort and 27% increased cargo space.
Offered for the first time with a choice of five-door and three door body styles, it is set to redefine its position as on of the global 'city car' A-segment.
Buyers of new Picanto will be presented with a choice of four all-new super-efficient powertrains - three versions of the 1.0-litre, three cylinder Kappa engine (petrol, flex fuel and bi-fuel) and a single 1.2-litre four cylinder petrol Kappa power unit - depending on individual markets.
Power outputs will range from 68bhp to 84bhp, with maximum torque between 94Nm and 121Nm. Exhaust emissions have been significantly reduced, so that regular models in the new Picanto line-up will have a CO2 rating of 95Nm/km to 105g/km.
The bi-fuel 1.0-litre engine will generate 81bhp and 94Nm of torque. Fuel economy will range from 4.2 litres to 5.9 litres per 100km, contributing to  lower running costs.
The engines will be mated to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions, depending on market.
As well as offering new levels of powertrain efficiency, it boats a distinctive exterior , sophisticated  interior, and numerous 'large car' advanced comfort and safety features like LED daytime running lights, button-start with smart key, grip-type outside door handles and six to seven airbags, depending on region.

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