Kia Motors will unveil its updated 2007 KIA Picanto at the Barcelona motor show on 7 June.


The B-segment supermini gets styling changes, an upgraded interior and higher quality audio equipment.


It is 40 mm longer, with an overall length of 3,535 mm, with an extended, rounded nose and deeper, larger rear bumper. New panels are used for the bonnet, front wings, front bumper and rear bumper. The front and rear light clusters are new and follow the ‘rounded’ theme.


A new wider radiator grille, with black mesh background and twin horizontal chromed bars supporting the central Kia badge, is part of the new ‘face of Kia’. The standard roof spoiler now extends across the full width of the car, while the wheelbase is unchanged at 2,370 mm. Customers will be offered five new exterior colours.


“Picanto is a great success for Kia, recording more than 250,000 sales for us in Europe in a segment where we previously had no presence,” said Jean-Charles Lievens, senior vice president Kia Motors Europe. “Now we have refreshing our small car, upgrading its equipment and introducing a range of customer benefits, to maintain its appeal and expand sales to 90,000 units annually over the next few years.”