PT Kia Mobil Indonesia (KMI) this afternoon, Wednesday,released 2010 Picanto facelift model. City car rivals the Proton Savvy, Hundai I10, and this Suzuki Karimun Estilo dibandrol the price of Rp 115 million for the manual transmission type and Rp 131 million automatic transmissions.
According to KMI refresher on the Picanto is part of a strategy to strengthen the position of the economy car market. Last year Picanto city car segment over the national vehicle registration with 38.2 percent of total sales reached 1785 units. As for this year's volume target IMA Picanto units through 5600.
Compared to previous models exterior changes to the Picanto facelift in 2010 found the radiator grille, front and rear bumpers, side repeaters, mirrors, and the use of 14-inch alloy wheels (previously 13 inches).
While the interior is now more trendy actions with additional fittings cluster meters equipped audio unit and iPod USB Connection. Kia Picanto is a mini car 1.100cc injection engine, 4-cylinder SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 12-valve. This machine is capable of producing power at 64hp peak 5.500rpm and 96Nm torque at 2.800rpm.
It is enough for a small car, but the resulting performance Picanto no bigger than his opponent, Proton Savvy. With a larger 1149cc engine, the car was able to reap Malaysian power 74hp at 5500 rpm and torque of 96Nm at 2.800rpm.
Together with the facelifted 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, the Hyundai - Kia Group today also performed the South Korean market launch of the updated 2010 Kia Morning citycar, which is sold in most parts of the world as the Picanto. This is the second facelift for the Korean mini following a gentle massage in 2007. Once again, the styling changes aren't too radical with the most visible differences concerning the reshaped front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, revised tail light clusters and a slightly altered front grille.
Kia's press release talks of minor revisions in the interior that include a new design for the three-spoke steering wheel and refreshed trim. The Picanto / Morning is offered with two engine options in Korea, an entry-level 1.0-liter LPI four pot with 67HP and an updated 1.0-liter gasoline engine with 72HP (8HP more than before).
Furthermore, for the Korean market, there's a new variant of the Picanto / Morning (pictured above) that boasts several unique styling cues such as the specific front bumper and chromed grille which is similar in design to the one found on the Soul crossover.