The segment of mid-size trucks is in some kind of an expansion in these days, so it’s no wonder that even manufacturers like Kia have this kind of vehicle in plans for the future. According to the latest reports, Kia Pickup Truck was planned for the next year, to come as a tough competitor of models like Ford Ranger, Chevy Colorado etc. Considering these details, we are sure that this won’t be a pure-blooded pickup truck, but rather a modern pickup, similar to Honda Ridgeline.
Kia Pickup Truck design
What to expect from a Kia Pickup Truck? In practice, this means less capability compared to traditional body-on-frame trucks, but far better comfort on the other side.Considering the current situation on the market, the new Kia Pickup Truck will have much more chances to establish its position on the market. The Kia’s sister-family prepares a new vehicle of the same type, called Santa Fe Urban Truck. This will be a great advantage since the new model from Kia will probably borrow complete mechanics.
Kia Pickup Truck styling
Once we heard that the new Kia Pickup Truck won’t come with a body-on-frame platform, it became clear that the new model will borrow the platform and complete mechanics from Hyundai Santa Fe Urban Truck. The new Kia Pickup Truck will adopt the brand’s newest design language. Most likely, the new model will come in some kind of a double-cab configuration.The interior design should come with plenty of refinement and full of hi-tech features. Basically, this truck will feature a car-like comfort, similar to a company’s crossovers.
Kia Pickup Truck engine
When it comes to powertrain, the Kia Pickup Truck should stick to four cylinders. Most likely, the new truck will come with a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four engine, which will have a max output of around 240 horsepower.Still, some kind of a performance version is also possible. It that case, we should see a 3.3-liter V6 engine, which is good for about 290 horsepower.When it comes to transmission, the new truck will most likely stick to proven design solutions. For markets like Europe, a manual transmission is also expected.
Kia Pickup Truck release date and price
Details about the release date and price are yet to come. Still, some reports suggest new truck could come in the next year, with a base price around 25.000 dollars.