KIA Picanto seats include 2 front seats and 3 rear seats. Compared to some other A-class vehicles, the space in picanto is smaller.
Front seat adjustment
Forward and backward
- Pull the seat slide adjustment lever up and hold it.
- Slide the seat to the position you desire.
- Release the lever and make sure the seat is locked in place.
Adjust the seat before driving, and make sure the seat is locked securely by trying to move forward and rearward without using the lever. If the seat moves, it is not locked properly.
To recline the seatback:
- Lean forward slightly and lift up on the seatback recline lever.
- Carefully lean back on the seat and adjust the seatback of the seat to the position you desire.
- Release the lever and make sure the seatback is locked in place. (The lever MUST return to its orig- inal position for the seatback to lock.)
Seat cushion height (if equipped, for driver’s seat)
To change the height of the seat cushion, push the lever that is locat- ed on the outside of the seat cushion upwards or downwards.
- To lower the seat cushion, push the lever down several times.
- To raise the seat cushion, pull the lever up several times.
The driver’s and front passenger’s seats are equipped with a headrest for the occupant’s safety and comfort.
The headrest not only provides comfort for the driver and front passenger, but also helps to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.
Seatback pocket (if equipped)
The seatback pocket is provided on the back of the front passenger’s seatback. Do not put heavy or sharp objects in the seatback pockets. In an accident they could come loose from the pocket and injure vehicle occupants.
Rear seat adjustment
Headrest (if equipped)
The rear seat is equipped with head- rests for the occupant’s safety and comfort. The headrest not only provides com- fort for passengers, but also helps to protect the head and neck in the event of a collision.
Folding the rear seat (if equipped)
The rear seatbacks may be folded to facilitate carrying long items or to increase the luggage capacity of the vehicle.
- When you return the seatback to its upright position, hold the seatback and return it slowly and be sure there are no other occupants around the seat. If the seatback is returned with- out being held and controlled, the back of the seat could spring forward resulting in acci- dental injury to a person struck by the seatback.
- Riding in a vehicle with the seatback reclined could lead to serious or fatal injury in an acci- dent. If a seat is reclined during an accident, the occupant’s hips may slide under the lap portion of the seat belt, apply- ing great force to the unprotect- ed abdomen. Serious or fatal internal injuries could result. The driver must advise the pas- senger to keep the seatback in an upright position whenever the vehicle is in motion.
- Never attempt to adjust the seat while the vehicle is moving.This could result in loss of control, and an accident causing death, serious injury, or property damage.
- Do not allow anything to interfere with the normal position of the seatback. Storing items against a seatback or in any other way interfering with proper locking of a seatback could result in serious or fatal injury in a sudden stop or collision.
- Alwaysdriveandridewithyour seatback upright and the lap portion of the seat belt snug and low across the hips. This is the best position to protect you in case of an accident.
- In order to avoid unnecessary and perhaps severe air bag injuries, always sit as far back as possible from the steering wheel whilst maintaining comfortable control of the vehicle. We recommend that your chest be at least 250 mm (10 inches) away from the steering wheel.
- The rear seatback must be securely latched. If not, passengers and objects could be thrown forward resulting in serious injury or death in the event of a sudden stop or collision.
- Luggage and other cargo should be laid flat in the cargo area. If objects are large, heavy, or must be piled, they must be secured. Under no circumstances should cargo be piled higher than the seatbacks. Failure to follow these warnings could result in serious injury or death in the event of a sudden stop, collision or rollover.
- No passenger should ride in the cargo area or sit or lie on folded seatbacks whilst the vehicle is moving. All passengers must be properly seated in seats and restrained properly whilst riding.
- After adjusting the seat, always check that it is securely locked into place by attempting to move the seat forward or back- ward without using the lock release lever. Sudden or unex- pected movement of the driver’s seat could cause you to lose control of the vehicle resulting in an accident.