Available in Blaze Red or Bright Silver, the City features a signature red grille, 14-inch alloy wheels, chrome door handles, heated door mirrors and front fog lights.
Inside, you will find reversing parking sensors, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather trimmed steering wheel with audio controls, ambient LED lighting and what the Korean carmaker describes as a “Hollywood” style vanity mirror with three-stage illumination sequence. Bluetooth connectivity also comes as standard.
Safety features include Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Hill Assist Control, Cornering Brake Control and six airbags.
The Picanto City is powered by a 1.0-liter petrol engine connected to a five-speed manual gearbox. It produces 99g/km of CO2 and delivers 67.3 mpg UK on the combined cycle, which make it exempt from road tax and the London congestion charge.
The new iteration of the Carens, which in its previous form was marketed worldwide under various nameplates, including the Rondo in the United States and Canada up until its demise in 2010, sports a fresh and far more modern design than the model it replaces.
The Pro_cee’d follows the introduction of the five-door hatchback and the Sportswagon estate and is anticipated to hit European showroom floors in the first half of 2013.
The new model isn’t simply a three-door version of the regular Cee’d as it sports a different design from the A-pillars and back including a more rakish roofline, heavily pronounced rear fenders, together with new lights and tailgate. In addition, there are new fog lamp surrounds and chrome strips that connect the grille to the lights up front.
On the other hand and aside from the differences in space, the interior revisions seem to be limited to the trim décor of the dashboard and door panels.