To increase its appeal in the European market, the Morning/Picanto is equipped with such features as a MP3 enabled CD Player, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, remote central locking, and electric mirrors.
A locally assembled version of the Kia Picanto is sold in Malaysia under the Naza badge, as the Naza Suria.
The Picanto model in Europe was altered slightly in late 2007. Among the minor changes were the light clusters (front and rear), and for the UK market, the indicator stalk was switched to the other side.
In its EuroNCAP crash tests, the Picanto earned three out of five stars for its adult occupant safety rating and four out of five for children occupant safety.