Kia is one of the fastest growing companies in the car industry. Its vehicles are slowly taking away the buyers and fans of other carmakers. Reliability and affordability are the major characteristics of any Kia product. Also, the Korean manufacturer is always innovative, and that is the major reason why we expect a lot from 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept.
After success in the crossover segment, now it is time for a new challenge. Probably the toughest one, since the market in pickup class is separated to the US and other countries. Each of them has its favorite models, and it is hard to make the way. Nevertheless, we can’t have doubts that Kia is capable of a breakthrough.
2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept Design
We can already imagine a 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept. The characteristic design language of the carmaker will be used for this vehicle. Concept predicts a compact truck with dimensions nearly the same as for small SUV Sportage. Also, front fascia will be probably the same. Two vehicles will share the engine, body parts, interior, and safety.
It is very likely that Kia will follow Hyundai and its new Santa Cruz in many ways. Nevertheless, two vehicles will use different approaches with trim levels and options. The 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept will offer single and double cab configurations. We still don’t know if there will be an edition with a short box. Bed liner will be optional, while buyers can purchase and to it by themselves. LineX and Rhino Lining are the best solutions for any bed.
The first edition of 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept will get many options. Besides cab type, and probably few engines, transmissions, and drive methods, the Korean company will present few trim levels. Also, the truck will have at least 5 or 6 color options. Interior is similar to its SUV sibling.
2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept Engine Specifications
Experts are sure that Sportage crossover is offering its drivetrain lineup for 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept. But, instead of the 2.4-l engine as standard, we will get a 2.0-l 4-cylinder unit without a turbocharger. The output of this drivetrain is around 150 hp. Other two drivetrains are also possibilities. High-end trucks will surely get a turbocharged version of a 2.4-l engine. With it, Kia Pickup Truck would be capable to deliver 250 hp.
The 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept is going to be very economical. With combined fuel economy of 24 mpg, it will be better than the most of the competition. Turbocharged powertrain takes more fuel, and its mileage drops to 22 mpg. Also, Kia could come in diesel version, but this is less likely than other two engines.
2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept Release Date and Price
The 2018 Kia Pickup Truck Concept will get into production during mid-year months. First, it will appear in Europe and South America. We still don’t know if this vehicle is heading to US market. Also, the price is still unknown. The truck will probably start from $20,000.