Few years ago, it was just a rumor. Nowadays, it is pretty much for sure that Korean manufacturer works seriously on new vehicle. We will see a Kia Pickup, which will be something new from this company. According to the latest reports, company wants to enter the truck market in North America, and first model that is going to come will be a mid-size pickup. So far, we only have rumors about new model, which should come based on Hyundai’s platform that underprints Santa Fe, and also Kia’s Sorento. New model will come with plenty of new design solutions, and its arrival is set for the next year, according to our reliable sources.
Kia Pickup design and features
The Kia Pickup will be a new vehicle from Korean brand. It will be a mid-size pickup, which will bring many new design solutions. Interesting thing about new model is that will use a platform from Hyundai Santa Fe. This basically means that new truck will feature a unibody platform, which is usual for crossovers, unlike most of the trucks that feature traditional body on frame construction. This will surely provide some advantages on the road, but off-road characteristics and overall working capabilities will be questionable. When it is about styling, it is pretty much for sure that Kia Pickup will completely follow latest design language of the brand. When it is about body styles, we expect to see some kind of double cab for sure, while some kind of regular cab is also possible. Inside, Kia Pickup will come with car-like design, with plenty of new technologies.
Kia Pickup engine
When it is about powertrain, exact details are still unknown. We believe that company will focus primarily on efficient 4-cylinder units. There is a 2.0 liter turbo gasoline engine with around 260 horses. Also, there is a diesel unit with same displacement, which have max power of around 190 horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. Also, we could see some V6 variant in offer. There is a 3.3 liter engine, which is good for about 290 horses. When it is about transmission, we expect both manual and automatic in offer.
Kia Pickup release date and price
The Kia Pickup should come somewhere next year. According to some predictions, new model will go around 30.000 dollars. When it is about competition, there are several potential rivals like Nissan Frontier, Mitsubishi Triton, Chevy Colorado etc.