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Smaller than the Rio, the new Picanto is Kia's smallest city car, and will be debuting in refreshed guise at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.


Kia wants you to appreciate how much work they did to make the 2012 Picanto not just another small car, but a maximized small car. So their advertising team did something that involved a month of work and 1,200 bottles of nail polish to paint animations on 900 press-on nails. The Picanto in the image above didn't happen with CG keystrokes, but with a tiny brush strokes, and there are 899 others to keep it company.


Kia's all-new 2012 Picanto, which will be unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show this coming March, aims to raise the bar in the A-segment via slashed emissions and increased fuel economy. The five-door Picanto supermini will hit dealerships across much of the world (excluding the U.S.) this spring, but the three-door hatchback version won't appear until fall.


2011 Kia Picanto – Click above for high-res image gallery


Kia's UK Soul Echo, Picanto and Rio special editions – Click above for high-res image gallery


The Kia Picanto is certainly not one of those models that immediately rings a bell for us, because it's not offered here in the states. Internationally though, the Picanto is a hot seller and one of Kia's cheapest vehicles in many of its markets. In many ways, the Picanto is closely related to Hyundai's i10, a vehicle which we know a little more about.


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click above image for more angles of the 2007 Kia Picanto

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