Kia Picanto Facelift Leaked Ahead of Debut

Prior to its anticipated global debut later this month, images of the new Kia Picanto facelift have leaked online. The third-generation Picanto (which debuted in 2017) received its first facelift in 2020, and this new one is the second facelift to Kia’s entry-level hatchback.

As reported earlier, the EV9 electric SUV served as inspiration for this refreshed redesign, which is a substantial one. This is obvious from the vertical headlamps that are connected by a chrome bar, and the lower apron is much more expressive with its many body-colored components and sizable false intakes.

Leaked exterior images of Kia Picanto facelift

In addition, the rear now has a full-width LED light bar connecting the new taillights, and the alloy wheels’ style is similar to that of the EV9. Pricanto’s top-spec  GT-Line trim is seen with this aggressive appearance, however, the regular variants will likely look less extravagant while retaining similar design cues.

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Interior of the Kia Picanto facelift

Although the interior got some changes, the overall appearance remains roughly the same. Notable additions included a digital instrument cluster and new graphics for the infotainment system, which had previously been upgraded to an 8-inch device. Additional information, such as powertrains and safety systems, was not part of the leak. However, the Picanto should retain the same options as before, albeit with some modest upgrades.

Related: The 11 Years Old Kia Picanto in Pakistan

The current 3rd gen Kia Picanto debuted in 2017, almost 2 years before the globally retired 2nd gen model was introduced in Pakistan in late 2019. The one we have here debuted in 2011 and was discontinued from the rest of the world in 2017. Now that the 3rd gen model is getting its second facelift, we are yet to get rid of the globally obsolete 2nd gen Picanto.

The 11-year-old globally obsolete Kia Picanto in Pakistan
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