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GT and GT-Line Picanto set for distinctive styling changes for 2021

KIA’S smallest warrior, the Picanto, will benefit from a refreshed design across the range, with a distinctive new look for the premium GT-Line and GT variants, with the change expected to provide greater differentiation for the higher grade models.

The ‘face’ of both sporty models has been revised to give each car a more purposeful design, starting with the ‘tiger-nose’ grille, which remains sleek and sporty but with a sharper and more assertive appearance.

Below the grille is a restyled lower air intake, magnifying the aggressive look of the front end, while the rear boasts a new bumper design with dual exhaust tips and a wider, more aggressive posture.

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At the base of the Picanto range, the entry level S model will gain upgraded MFR halogen headlights, with the GT-Line and GT featuring projection halogen headlights, and sculptured front fog lights.

As a final styling tweak, the GT-Line and GT models will ride on new look 16-inch alloy wheels, with both models to feature their own styling packages. For example, the GT-Line gets its own badging and body kit.

New for 2021, the GT will be powered by the next generation Kappa 1.0-litre turbo GDI engine (74kW and 172Nm), coupled to a five speed manual. The rest of the range will carry-over current power trains.

Across the 2021 Picanto range, all models now have an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with a 4.2-inch colour supervision cluster. Wireless smartphone connectivity and Bluetooth multi-connection capability have also been added for the first time.

Expected to arrive in Australia in quarter three of this year, the 2021 Kia Picanto comes with a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty, and fixed price servicing and roadside assist for the same period.

Pricing and an official launch date will be announced soon.

Mick Glenn
Mick Glenn
Mick is a car fanatic, with petrol pumping through his veins. With a deep love for cars, and what makes them tick, Mick likes things that go fast, very fast. But he also appreciates a Sunday cruise in the Rolls...... who are we kidding, he'd drive the wheels off that too.

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