KIA Picanto in the charged version of the GTI is in great demand, but not everyone wants to overpay for capacity – they do not need it. Therefore, the company decided to present an alternative – GT Line – a car in a stylish body kit with a liter turbo engine.
Picanto GT-Line received under the hood three-cylinder turbo engine with a working volume of 1.0 liters. It is able to develop up to 100 horsepower and 171 Nm of torque, which is slightly less than 115 hp. and 200 Nm of torque at Up! GTI.
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h is 9.8 seconds. Nevertheless, these figures are impressive for an urban car with a mass of 993 kilograms and tiny wheels. But the Picanto GT-Line can deservedly boast of its design and equipment.
KIA claims that the new engine is the representative of the most modern line of power units in the world market. It is equipped with a built-in one-piece injection manifold, a single-helix turbocharger and an electric drive, as well as injectors with six holes in the form of a pyramid and made with a laser.
More importantly, the engine already complies with Euro 6d TEMP emission standards, allocating 117 g of CO2 per kilometer, and an average fuel consumption of 100 km will be about 4.3 liters in a mixed mode, at least KIA reports exactly these figures.
However, the main advantage of the car – a stylish body kit with an aerodynamic bumper, new overlays on the thresholds, and a rear bumper with a decorative diffuser. And the red accents on GT-Lina create a more aggressive, stylish and attractive image than on the GTI version.
The GT-Line also received a dual tailpipe and 16-inch alloy wheels with 195/45 R16 tires. In addition, the list of staff and additional equipment includes projection lights, LED daytime running lights, LED tail lights and some changes in the cabin. There are black and red upholstery made of artificial leather, stainless steel pedals and inner door handles made of satin chrome. And the 7-inch infotainment system offers satellite navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
For £ 14,720 you can purchase a GT-Line S version with electric sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, climate control, smart key with engine start / stop button, and cruise control with speed limiter.
In the meantime, KIA will soon introduce an updated version of the crossover KIA Sportage. And now all the details are kept secret, and even new photos on the network do not appear, but the model has already received OTTS.