It looks like the Korean manufacturer is preparing something completely new, the Kia Pickup Concept. Still, we have never seen before a pickup from these brands.The company is aware how big potential this kind of vehicle has, so there is a new concept in development. Latest reports suggest that the new pickup will be presented in a form of concept by the end of the year, on some of the major shows, while the production version will come soon after. In any case, the Kia Pickup Concept is about to bring numerous interesting design solutions, if we can trust those reports that circulate on the network.
Kia Pickup Concept platform
This isn’t some revolutionary solution, but there are no many pickups with such design characteristics. Probably the only mid-size unibody pickup around is Honda Ridgeline, and now Kia is about to offer something similar. One thing is for sure, the Pickup Concept will be far more comfortable than conventional trucks.
Kia Pickup Concept design
The Kia Pickup Concept will come with plenty of interesting design solutions. The whole point of this new concept is to create a more versatile pickup.On the other side, Kia Pickup Concept is about to offer perfectly balanced characteristics. The new pickup will feature some decent capabilities.
Kia Pickup Concept engine
Latest reports suggest that the new pickup will come in a diesel version. Additionally, this will be a perfect solution for the new pickup.Later, in the production model, we should see gasoline units in the offer. The current Sorento uses both 4- and 6-cylinder units and both seem pretty adequate for this occasion. A smaller 2.0-liter turbo inline-four delivers around 240 horses, while 3.3-liter V6 is good for about 290 horsepower.An older-generation 2.4-liter unit with 190 horses could be on the offer for some specific markets. When it comes to transmission, base versions will use 6-speed manual. Additionally, 6- and 8-speed automatic gearboxes will be offered.
Kia Pickup Concept release date
It is still hard to say something more precise about the release date, but the new Kia Pickup Concept will most likely have its premiere on some of the major shows in the second half of the year.