The Kia Picanto is a city car produced by the South Korean manufacturer Kia since 2004. It is also known as the Kia Morning in South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Chile, Kia EuroStar in Taiwan (first generation), Kia New Morning in Vietnam and the Naza Suria or Naza Picanto in Malaysia (first generation). The Picanto is manufactured at the Donghee joint-venture plant in Seosan, South Korea.
The first generation Picanto was revealed at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show. It was based on a shortened platform of the Hyundai Getz and was 3,495mm (137.6in) long, with a five-door hatchback body style. The car was available with a choice of two petrol engines: a 1.0-litre, with 61hp (45kW) and 86N⋅m (63lb⋅ft), or a 1.1-litre, with 65hp (48kW) and 97N⋅m (72lb⋅ft), both with multipoint injection. In Europe, a 1.1-litre three-cylinder diesel engine (based on the Kia Cerato's 1.5-litre four-cylinder unit) was also available, with direct injection and a variable geometry turbocharger, the power reaching 75hp (56kW) and a torque of 153N⋅m (113lb⋅ft). The petrol engines had a combined consumption of 5.1L/100km (55mpgimp) and 5.2L/100km (54mpgimp) respectively, while the diesel used 4.4L/100km (64mpgimp). An automatic gearbox (with torque converter was optional for the petrol units. In some countries, it was sold with a 1.2-litre engine, also used on the newer Hyundai i10.
To increase its appeal in the European market, the Picanto was equipped with such features as CD player with MP3 audio playback, air conditioning, front and patented rear electric windows, remote central locking, and electric mirrors. These features were advertised in a short-lived ad campaign starring Marcus Grönholm.