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New Kia Picanto 3-door Now

Kia is introducing a three door version of the Kia Picanto for the first time since the model appeared in 2004

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• Three-door starts from £7,795
• Available September 1
• New high-spec trim levels: Halo and Equinox

The new Kia Picanto will be available to buy as a three-door for the first time in September. It will go head-to-head with the Ford Ka, Fiat 500, MINI Hatch and Hyundai i10.

For more information go to Picanto 3-door 

All New Picanto 2012 is a New Kia Pet

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Just design? By no means. The secret of the new Picanto‘s face is out now. Personality scientists analysed more than 800 people‘s faces to define the “perfect personality” – and recreate it for a car.

Source: Kia Buzz

Kia Motor’s color popularity research through three most-loved models

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Source: Kia Buzz

NEW CAR SALES UP

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New vehicle sales, including commercial cars, attained an all-time high level of 36,122 units in 2010, 4% higher than in 2009 and 2% higher than its peak level in 2008.Sales of used cars decreased as the total number of imported cars fell by 5% on a yearly basis.

Kia had the top market share with 6,494 units, giving its importer NATCO, an 18% share. Nissan importer RYMCO came in second with 17%, as Nissan brand sales declined by 19% to 5,988 units, because of a stronger yen. Century Motors Co. gained market share, rising from 7% in 2009 to 12% in 2010 as a result of a yearly 76% boost in Hyundai sales that reached 4,315 units. The market for Toyota shrunk from 15% to 10% with 3,669 units sold.

Source: LEBANON OPPORTUNITIES, FEBRUARY 2011 P17