After releasing first official images of its brand-new city car, Kia Motors today announced further details regarding the new Picanto, including the engine and transmission options to be offered in Europe.
Kia Picanto buyers across the globe will be able to choose from four fuel-efficient engines.
There’ll be three versions of Kia’s 1.0L three-cylinder Kappa engine and one 1.2L four-cylinder Kappa engine available. The first three are basically the same one-litre unit running on petrol, biofuel or a mixture of the two, while the 1.2L only runs on petrol.
The 2012 Kia Picanto engine outputs will range from 69 to 85 horsepower, while torque numbers will vary from 94 to 121 Nm.
In the official press release, Kia also revealed engine exhaust emissions have been significantly reduced, so that regular models in the new Kia Picanto range will have a CO2 rating of 95 to 105 grams per kilometer.
Kia’s fuel-stretching Idle Stop & Go technology, which will also be available on some Picanto models, will further cut the CO2 emissions and improve the car’s fuel economy.
The engines will be mated to five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmissions, depending on model.
More details about the 2012 Kia Picanto engines will be released on March 1st. at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show where the model will be put on display alongside the 2012 Kia Rio 5-door and Kia Pro_cee’d facelift.