Kia’s Picanto makes waves
NAZA KIA Sdn Bhd has launched the Kia Picanto 1.1 Mini multi- purpose
vehicle (MPV) in conjunction with the opening of its latest three Sales,
Service, Spare parts (3S) facility at Jalan Lahat, Ipoh.
`Featuring a blend of contemporary styling and a full range of features
at very competitive pricing, the Picanto Mini MPV is tailor-made to appeal
to the younger generation,’ said Group Managing Director Tan Sri S M
Nasimuddin S M Amin.
Drawing similarity from its larger sibling, the Carens MPV, the Picanto
features stylish and dynamic exterior design and characteristics, while
the interior focuses on functionality and ergonomics.
Nasimuddin added, `The responsive 1.1 liter engine provides 64 ps at
5,500 rpm and 96 kg.m of torque at 3,000 rpm, making it one of the most
powerful cars in its class. We have also incorporated driver’s side
airbag, power steering and power windows as standard features in this
The Picanto will be competitively priced at RM46,000 on the road for
West Malaysia, and Naza Kia targets to sell 6,000 units of the model.
At the same event, Naza Kia’s 3S centre was also officially opened by Y
M Ahn, director of Overseas Sales Group II, Kia Motors Corporation. Naza
Kia will establish more 3S facilities in major market centres throughout
Malaysia, in its quest to attain a 10% share of the domestic market in
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