Shortly after revealing the initial specifications of the third-generation Kia Picanto, Naza Kia Malaysia (NKM) has just confirmed on their social media pages that the all-new hatchback will make its Malaysian debut on the 10th January 2018.

First presented to the public at the 2017 Malaysia Autoshow, we know that the Picanto will be equipped with projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, front air curtains, front fog lamps, LED combination taillamps and chrome door handles. Inside you’ll find a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, keyless entry and reverse camera with dynamic guidelines.The safety equipment list reads six airbags, ABS, Electronic Stability Control and Hill-Start Assist. We will have to wait for the official launch for more details on performance, exterior trim lines, variant choices and most importantly, price.

Previously, NKM offered the second-gen Picanto in automatic and manual variants, both priced below RM60k. It is very likely that NKM will price the new Picanto as competitively as before. If you’re keen on having the Picanto as a potential replacement for your city commute, registration of interest for the new compact hatchback is now open.