KIA Morning 1.0 Review
Kia Morning 1.0 which is commonly known as Kia Picanto, was unveiled in the year 2004. This car is called with the name 'Morning' in very few places including Indonesia, South Korea, Taiwan, Chile and Hong Kong. Moreover, its exterior dimension, interiors and other aspects remain almost same, irrespective of the country where it has been launched. As per standard variant motor house offered for the Indonesians, this 5-door hatchback is equipped in 1.0-litre CVVT DOHC engine only. Styling of this car remains very decent and precise. This may give you a wonderful feel as it is very easy to maneuver and occupies very less space.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
Kia Morning 1.0 is packed in dual CVVT (Continuously Variable Valve Transmission) 1.0-litre DOHC engine that generates maximum power output of 69 PS at 6200 rpm along with the peak torque of 9.6 kgm at 3500 rpm. Packed with this engine, the car takes fuel consumption of 5.4 l/100km in urban driving, 3.6 l/100km in extra-urban driving and 4.2 l/100km driving in combined cycle. Talking about the pick up numbers and acceleration, coupled with 5-speed manual transmission, it covers 0-100km/h speed mark in 18.6 seconds and top speed of this car is 153 km/h.
This mini 4-door hatchback car by Kia is embellished in neat and muscular creases all over the body, complimenting your modern personality. The front profile of this vehicle is embraced with the presence of radiated tiger roar grille with a Kia signature embedded on it, stylish urban headlamps and small bonnet increases the practicality of this car keeping it in home. Whereas, rear profile is employed in stand out rear lamp and wiper. The overall proportions of this car measures as 3595 mm x 1595 mm x 1477 mm (L x W x H) along with the wheelbase 2385 mm.
Interiors of Kia Morning 1.0 is made in premium quality black fabric upholstery that increases the sophistication and harmony of this car. Equipped with supervision control of trip computer and Eco technology panel, driving becomes easy, firm and stable. Through this you can keep a continuous check on the fuel consumption and distance covered. Besides this, car offers ample space for your luggage via boot space of 292-litres, expanding this figure with rear seats down, the cargo space becomes 605-litres in total. Alongside, to keep you entertained, audio, USB port, iPod connection and SD card will play your favorite tunes.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
This hatchback is fitted with decent suspension system in both the axle that helps the driver to reduce the resistance force and makes the driving effortless paired with motor driven power steering. For improvised handling, tilt steering wheel can be adjusted to your suitable sitting position. Passive system is employed with the seven airbags including special knee airbag with front, side and curtain airbags. These airbags reduce the effect of collision and prevent the passengers from getting shock waves. Also, Kia offers Cornering Brake Control System, alarm for parking brake, height adjustable seat belt and power folding mirrors.
Kia Morning is a small hatchback aimed at young audience with peppy colors and design. However, it lacks on power by a great deal.