Shown here in its sports-styled GT-Line trim, the new 2017 Picanto will make its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March before heading to Australia before the end of the second quarter.
Among those features are Kia's familiar ‘tiger nose’ grille, reaching between large LED-highlighted headlights that stretch back towards the sloping A-pillars.
Inside, the Picanto adopts the ‘floating’ look for its main display screen, now a real trend in the market. Two horizontal vents feature below, while additional tall vents will appear at either of the dash.
Despite measuring in at the same 3595mm length as its predecessor, the new Picanto's 2400mm wheelbase is 15mm longer than before. And, although figures are still to come, segment-leading cabin and cargo space is promised.
Kia says it has also pushed the wheels further out to each corner for a more sporting and "confident" look.
Some 11 "bright" paint options will be offered with the Picanto and, as this GT-Line variant shows, even brighter contrasting trim will be available on some models.
Further details on the new Picanto are still to come, although it has been reported that we could see little hatch pick up the 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine offered with the Rio.