2020 Kia Picanto 2 – practical and stylish hatchback from Korea

Compact hatchback 2020 Kia Picanto , the second generation was introduced in 2011 at the Geneva Motor Show. Quite popular not only in Russia but also in Europe. Buyer super-mini is available in two versions with 3 and 5-door body. In this review we consider it really good this little car, whose price starts at authorized dealers from 389 thousand. Rubles. And at the same time look at the exterior and interior of the updated 2020 Kia Picanto, talk about fuel consumption, technical data and much more. And, of course, focus on the test-drive Korean cars.

2020 Kia Picanto has a bright appearance, which very few people can remain indifferent. Above the external appearance worked as a team of European designers, and it is immediately evident cars has the characteristics of a modern European car. Not surprisingly, in Europe itself, the first version of the Picanto sold in the amount of 1.1 mln. Cars. What served as the impetus for the creation of an updated version.

If we compare the dimensions, the 3- and 5-door versions are no different. But the exterior difference is noticeable immediately. The five-door version, for the calculation of the company’s marketing specialists the 2020 Kia, for motorists who prefer comfort and a rich selection of various options and devices, which are the most comfortable and can provide. 3-door version is also quite practical, but it has more pronounced sporty character.

Take a look at the pictures and you will immediately appreciate the work of designers. We add only that in the opinion of experts and journalists avtoizdany, Picanto is one of the most attractive and elegant European cars A-Class. Its length, width and height of 3595, 1595 and 1480 mm, respectively. The exterior is typical of the “older” brothers 2020 Kia elements: it branded grille, and original headlights and a large bumper with air intake. Interestingly, the lights are LED daytime running lights still off the assembly line, and it does not depend on the vehicle. Also, attention is drawn to stylish and original vertical fog lights.

Sides prescribed vivid and expressive edges. Window-sill line is high and rising. Wheel arches are accurate, front and rear overhangs look too carefully, and only emphasize the general style.

2020 Kia Picanto second generation is based on the Hyundai i10 platform. The body used strong, and sometimes high-strength steel. Designers used to develop innovative solutions, so the body has high torsional stiffness. At the expense of special steels, the equipped version of the 2020 Kia Picanto, compared to its predecessor, has been reduced. The result of this reduction has become a mass of cars ranging from 840 to 870 kg it all depends on the additional equipment installed and the power unit.

Now let’s move into the interior. Surprisingly, it is spacious. Front seats have high-quality upholstery, in which the driver and front passenger will feel cozy and comfortable, including the expense of a good lateral support and a nice anatomical profile. Chairs have a large selection of adjustments, so that even people with the growth of under 190 centimeters can be nice to stay in them.

Rear sofa is also easy to use, three passengers can be accommodated in it. Legroom is not so much, but still higher than in some models of the B-Class. However, vertical landing, and if the road is far, back numb. But there is a plus knees do not rest against the front seats. Yes, and the tunnel on the floor has a minimum height. On the back of the sofa back, you will see three of the head restraint, but really comfortable to be only two passengers. However, for such “mini” with a wheelbase of 2.38 meters and a length of a body less than 3.6 m. The interior is simply huge.

As you can see, the developers had a specific goal to make the most spacious cabin. And they are quite up to the task managed. Even if within five passengers, luggage compartment volume of 200 liters. If the rear seats are folded, the volume increases to 918 liters.

It is the praise and the quality of interior trim materials. And the design of the front panel and the center console does not disappoint. On top of that they have a great location. Plastic fabric and pleasant to the touch, the elements are assembled accurately and no gaps. Let the steering column and has no depth adjustment, the overall impression of the car it does not spoil. In the initial configuration Classic, 2020 Kia Picanto comes with electric power steering, trip computer, audio package, electric windows, standing on the front doors.

In a more solid trim Comfort Luxe and Prestige you will find a lot of options and devices, designed to ensure maximum comfort and a full range of entertainment. The rim of the steering wheel is equipped with heating, air-conditioning costs and climate control, heated front seats, too, a decent sound system, which may include Bluetooth and an input for iPod, set of airbags, heated mirrors, and more. “Twists” as much that if they go into the details, you will need a separate article.

As you can see, we have a small but very modern european car. Dimensions, though modest, but the interior is spacious. All sorts of “chips” provide functionality. In general, it is a stylish and practical machine.

A little about the technical characteristics in comparison with the appearance of the technical side of a little pumped up, and not that impressive. Front suspension is MacPherson strut classic. The rear torsion beam with. Front disc brakes, rear drum. For the Russian market new 2020 Kia Picanto is available with two petrol engines options.

  • The first 3-cylinder 1-liter MPI and capacity of 69 hp is only 5-door Picanto. To first hundred “gets” for 14.4 seconds. The maximum speed of 153 km / h. The manufacturer claims the fuel consumption in the city of 5.4 liters. 100 km. On the track of 3.6 liters.
  • The second engine is a 4-tsilndrovy MPI volume of 1.2 liters and power of 85 “horses”. Aggregated with 4-step “automatic”. The power unit is even more powerful and, at full strength to open it does not give automatic transmission 4-stage, it is, you see, yesterday. The first hundred dials for 13.4 seconds, top speed 163 km / h. Fuel consumption, on the manufacturer’s assurances, 6.7 liter when driving in city traffic, and 4.5 liters. In the countryside.

Now for the test drive 2020 Kia Picanto. Tests have shown that cars in front of us, perfectly adapted for use in the city. The dimensions are compact, filled weight is small. All this makes it possible to feel confident in any thread of urban transport. But in rural areas are not so adapted Picanto: stiff suspension is elastic rubber elements. Because of this, even small holes and dents clearly “transferred” to the salon. If a larger hole size, you need to immediately reduce the speed, otherwise you can elementary “punch” suspension. For 2020 Kia Picanto necessary quality road surface, while inside the cabin is quite cozy and comfortable insulation of the car for its class simply excellent.

To sum up, it can be concluded that the 2020 Kia Picanto is quite balanced and excellent cars for use in urban environments. Ideal for drive to work, school or childcare for the evening trips to the supermarket. The car is comfortable, has its own style, economy, … but quite expensive.

Price from official dealers in Russia starts from 389.9 thousand. Rub. in the initial configuration Classic. A more “advanced” version in the configuration Comfort stand by 499.9 thousand. And finally, the most “fancy», Prestige, starts from 589.9 thousand. Rub.

Customers are offered a wide choice of various options, devices and accessories, through which you can change not only the interior but also the appearance of the 2020 Kia Picanto. As a result, you get an original and unique car.

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