The KIA Picanto with its distinctive all-black dashboard and door trims, a sporty steering wheel and dials backlit in orange, has owned a fair share of the market in Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom since its introduction in 2004. The Picanto, based on a shortened platform of the Hyundai Getz, can now also be spotted zipping through the streets of South Africa, the Philippines, and Lebanon. In fact there seems to be no shortage of developing markets.
K&N Air Filter Base for the KIA Picanto and Hyundai i10
Top of the KIA Picanto and Hyundai i10 K&N Air Filter
For 2013 the all-new Picanto is bigger – longer, taller and wider, clearly reacting to the success of sister company Hyundai's very capable i10. The productive competition between these two South Korean automotive giants continues to benefit both sides. Last year it was reported that Kia felt the sting over the glowing reaction to the Hyundai i10's chassis set-up, so for 2013 it has given the new Picanto's settings a few revisions of its own.
The 2011+ Picanto's run on a variant of KIA's Kappa engine and there are two versions, a 1.2L four-cylinder and a 1.0L triple-cylinder, which is also used in the 2013 Hyundai i10. Yet another commonality these friendly rivals share is K&N. Simply upgrading the existing air filter on either engine option, with a K&N 33-3000 reusable air filter, can help to increase both horsepower and torque while still providing excellent air filtration. This K&N high-flow air filter is designed to simply drop into existing factory air box, without any modifications needed, so improving the overall performance of your Picanto or i10 only takes minutes.
The 33-3000 reusable air filter will be the last air filter you'll ever need to purchase – you have K&N's famous Million Mile Limited Warranty backing that claim. Depending on your driving conditions, servicing intervals can go up to 50,000 miles before maintenance is necessary, and cleaning the filter is as easy as following the four simple steps on a K&N Recharger Kit (part no. 99-5050).
K&N 33-3000 fits the following vehicles:
2013 KIA Picanto 1.2L
2013 KIA Picanto 1.0L
2013 Hyundai i10 1.0L
2012 KIA Picanto 1.2L
2012 KIA Picanto 1.0L
2012 Hyundai i10 1.0L
2011 KIA Picanto 1.2L
2011 KIA Picanto 1.0L - from 4/11
For all K&N KIA Picanto and Hyundai i10 air filters visit the KIA Picanto Air Filter and the Hyundai i10 Air Filter pages on KNFilters.com.
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