The 2017 Kia Picanto has been spotted in the flesh, ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show. It's the first real look at the car we've had; so far Kia has only released detailed design sketches previewing the look of the new city car.
The Picanto, which is also known as the Morning in certain Asian markets, was previously revealed in design sketches released by Kia, showing a new front-end design similar to that of the upcoming new Rio. These new images first surfaced on a Facebook fan page.
Kia’s rival to the Volkswagen Up and Ford Ka+ will be offered in five-door form only, following slow sales of the three-door version of the outgoing car. The new model will be revealed in full at the Geneva motor show in March, before sales commence in the summer.
The decision to drop the three-door Picanto, coupled with Kia’s launch of the Rio as a five-door only mode, suggests a move away from small three-door cars for the brand. A Kia spokesman also pointed out that the Picanto was the first car in the city car segment to be offered as a five-door.