The current-generation Kia Picanto hatchback has always had a cuddly and cute appearance.
From its pert rear end to its beady headlights, it looks more like a bunny than a small city car. But with the latest leaked photos from South Korea, this rabbit’s got a mean new face.
South Korean automotive forum Autospy has released what appears to be official photos of the facelifted Picanto, now sporting a front end reminiscent of the Kia EV9 battery-electric sport-utility vehicle.
Much more aggressive
The most apparent change is the headlights that now feature a boomerang shape and are connected by chrome trim in this top-spec GT-Line variant.
The lower bumper has also gotten a restyle, sporting a scowl emphasized by the gloss-black trims. Down the side, the Picanto GT-Line gets intricate, two-tone alloy wheels with meaty tires and a modest side skirt to emphasize its sporty flavor.
Out back, the Picanto’s familiar wraparound taillights are still around, now connected by a red LED strip.
Inside, the cabin looks largely identical to the pre-facelift model, although eagle-eyed readers will note the fully digital gauge cluster.