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Australia : KIA launches bi-fuel model to PICANTO small car range.

Kia has announced that it is launching a bi-fuel model to its Picanto small car range, In a bid to fulfill increasing customer demand in Europe for small cars with low operating costs and reduced emmissions.

Making its first appearance at the 65th Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (I) in Frankfurt, The new Picanto LPG promises even reduced running costs than traditional gasoline-only Picanto models.

The new version will register fuel economy in LPG mode of 5.8 l / 100 km and CO2 emissions of 100 g/km with automatic stop-start (ISG) equipped models accomplishing 5.6 l / 100 km and 97 g/km.

Similar to other models in the Picanto line-up, the new Picanto model will come with a choice of LX or EX equipment levels and three-door or five-door bodystyles.

Benny Oeyen, Vice President Marketing and Product Planning, Kia Motors Europe, said : 'Kia is always looking for ways to fulfill every customer's needs. The Picanto LPG is designed to satisfy a clear demand for such a bi-fuel engine, demonstrating Kia's determination to offer consumers across Europe the widest choice of products. The Picanto is one of the most competitive vehicles in the city car A-segment, delivering premium features at affordable prices and we anticipate that the new bi-fuel model will prove particularly popular in those European countries where LPG is readily available'.

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Date:Sep 16, 2013
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