One of the fastest growing carmakers in the world is Kia for sure. Kia explored almost every segment of the car industry and Kia’s vehicles are slowly taking over the markets across the globe. Kia Pickup Truck concept is coming and it is perhaps the only missing piece of a puzzle. The Korean manufacturer is well known for its innovations and beautifully designed vehicles, and now the time has come for the toughest company’s challenge so far.
After completing the crossover segment, Kia slowly enters the pickup segment, perhaps the toughest task so far. In today’s world, the pickup segment comes with plenty of competitive models so Kia will have to do a great job and deliver us a modest pickup truck.
Kia Pickup Truck Exterior dimensions will be smaller than Sportage model
The upcoming Kia Pickup Truck will firstly arrive in a form of concept later this year and the production will be finished soon after. After producing some of the best sedans, hatchbacks, and crossovers, Kia’s new pickup will carry the company’s design language. With that in mind, the concept will most likely deliver a compact pickup with the dimensions of a smaller SUV such as Sportage model.
Front fascia will probably carry the same design as almost all of Kia’s models, but with slightly larger dimension. Most likely, Kia Pickup Truck will arrive with single and double cab configurations. Short box edition is possibility and bed liner will be optional for sure. The newest model gets few trims and the truck will be available in numerous exterior colors. The upcoming pickup truck will surely lack in towing and some other categories, however, we expect a practical and versatile pickup.
Kia Pickup Truck Interior will get a latest high-tech features
We don’t expect a class-leading number when it comes to an interior room or cargo space. No, after all, this is not a full-size pickup truck that we are speaking. We can expect solid passenger room, a comfortable cabin with latest high-tech features. Leather seats and a stunning graphics on the displays, boosted by a navigation system and some individual panels is what we expect from Kia to deliver.
On top of that, Kia is well-known for its generous offers of a standard equipment and this is the category where Kia can and will dominate the pickup segment.
In this section, we can expect that upcoming Kia Pickup Truck will get the latest safety on the market. The features that are standard will be electronic stability control, roll stability control, low tire pressure warning, rearview camera with parking sensors, airbags curtain, rear child safety locks, side impact beams and many more.
Kia Pickup Truck Engine Rumors and Specs
This is the part where things get interesting for a Kia Pickup Truck concept. According to the newest speculations, Kia’s upcoming pickup will arrive with a diesel engine. As some sources suggest, Kia will put under the hood an all-new four-cylinder 2.0-liter diesel unit.
The numbers and engine specs are yet to be announced. Gasoline unit is on the line as well, and the forthcoming pickup truck will run on the same engine as the current Kia Sorento model. It is a 2.0-liter six-cylinder drivetrain that can produce up to 240 HP. The 3.3-liter V6 is the latest option that can burst up to 290 HP. We also expect great towing capacity and features like hill start assist, towing camera and some advanced feature that will make towing and parking easier.
Kia Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
We expect for Kia Pickup Truck concept to hit the car shows later this year. However, the production will be over in a two year time. It is perhaps too soon to speculate about the price. But from some experts, the all-new pickup will cost in range from $30,000.