The largest car show of 2017, hosted at the Frankfurt Messe in the heart of the city, was open to the public from 16-24 September where they rounded up all the new cars, world debuts and launches from Germany. Here are some details on the new exciting model.
The All-New crossover-inspired Picanto X-Line made its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Following the appearance of its premiere on 12 September, the new addition to the Picanto range is set to go on sale from the end of 2017. The Picanto X-Line comes with a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine that can give as much as 98 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque (172 Newton metres) spread over a broad 1,500 - 4,000 rpm rev range.
The new X-Line variant greatly increases the appeal of the Picanto, Kia's smallest car and combines all of its best qualities with a new look which draws inspiration from Kia's well known SUV model lines, including the Sportage and Sorento. The X-Line variant introduces a series of rugged new design cues. Incorporating Kia's signature tiger-nose grille, the X-Line boasts more imposing, SUV-style bumpers with metal-look skidplates at the front and rear, for a more confident and go-anywhere appearance.
This amazing new model is fitted with many of the features available across the rest of the Picanto range, including 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights and fog lamps and keyless entry. The large 7-inch touchscreen HMI houses navigation with 3D maps and Apple CarPlay and Android for all smartphone use. A rear-view parking camera and wireless smartphone charger and USB port are also available on the X-Line models. Like the Picanto GT Line, the Picanto X-Line is fitted as standard with a sporty D-cut steering wheel.
Of course, the Picanto is backed by Kia's quality promise and come with the company's unique 7-year, 100,000 mile warranty.