The 2022 Kia Pickup Truck has been officially confirmed. According to the company’s spokesperson, the Korean manufacturer has only recently begun working on a vehicle. We are sure that departmental officials will entrust the project to the Australian department. But the fundamental design features remain undetermined. We can speculate on the most essential design elements of the brand new model. 

Kia Pickup Truck 2022

Kia Pickup Truck Design

When it comes to fundamental characteristics of design, one of the first items that come to your mind is the platforms. While discussing one of the most potent automakers, the Korean company does not have any BoF platform within its lineup. So, there’s the possibility that the 2022 Kia Pickup Truck will ride on a unibody platform. In the end, the forthcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz is a typical unibody pickup, and we can expect the same thing from this model too. However, sources suggest that the Kia pickup could be more significant. It is believed to be built like a pickup with average mid-sized dimensions. This will compete with the Honda Ridgeline and BoF pickups such as Tacoma, Colorado, etc. The new pickup truck will share many aspects with the brand new Telluride. A few renderings even have the same front-end, which will make the car appear attractive. 

Kia Pickup Truck 2022 interior

How looking Interior?

This part is more difficult to determine, mainly if we consider that we are still waiting on the details on the size and general design. However, it is possible that the dashboard would take the latest Telluride as an inspiration. It could look similar in a few aspects. However, we expect a car-like appearance, featuring high-end materials and a striking design. Furthermore, the range of available and standard technological features should be huge. This should be a significant part of 2022’s Kia’s most powerful features in this highly competitive sector.

Kia Pickup Truck 2022 Telluride
Telluride 2022

Kia Pickup Truck Engine

If we look at most pickups available, including the one that is set to be a competitor, Honda Ridgeline, we can be sure that the 2022 Kia Pickup Truck will have V6 engines. It is likely to be the identical 3.8-liter engine located under the hood of Telluride that produces 292 horsepower and is available with an eight-speed automated transmission. With this engine, there is no doubt that the truck will be pretty impressive, not only in terms of performance but also in terms of quality and refinement.

A few sources suggest having a smaller option and being weaker for the base model. This could be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder model, and specific sources recommend a turbo-four model. There is no mention of electrification.

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