If we consider the latest reports, which are coming from reliable sources, then it is apparent that Kia is very much serious to make an entry inside the segment of pickup truck and this is something, which has never happened before in the history of this automobile maker. Hyundai’s pickup truck was successful in winning strong appreciation from masses because of this reason Kia is keen to explore the pickup truck segment of automobile market. It will not be wrong to mention here that 2018 Kia Pickup Truck is going to take strong inspiration from Hyundai Santa Cruz, but yes there will be variations present as far as exterior styling is concerned. Let’s discuss some of the prominent qualities associated with this vehicle so that readers can get a better idea.
2018 Kia Pickup Truck: Design and Safety
Starting with the dimensions 2018 Kia Pickup Truck is going to show similarity with the Santa Cruz, which has been built taking inspiration from Tucson crossover. Because of this particular reason the truck will be included in the list of small pickup trucks that can be found in the main market. There will be definite areas related with styling as well as packaging, which are going to differentiate this particular vehicle from counterpart belonging to Hyundai. The sheet metal design of this vehicle has not been revealed yet, but there are reports circulating that anterior of this vehicle will be similar to that of the Sorento crossover. Altogether it can be said with certainty that upcoming model is going to support a unique design and style. The interior is going to get all the modern tools and equipment for ensuring that users can avail the benefits of riding a modern and high class vehicle. Makers are keen to make this car secure so it is going to support a good variety of features related with safety such as Air bags, Locking System, Seat belts, Parking assist and Navigation.
There are no official reports present as far as the engine related specifications of 2018 Kia Pickup Truck are concerned, but there are reasons to believe that it is will take the engine similarities from the sibling Santa Cruz. There will be gasoline powered unit included and there are stronger chances present that upcoming model is going to adopt the 2.0-l turbo diesel engine of Hyundai which has the potential of producing 190 hp and torque of 300 lb-ft. Therefore you can expect to get some really convincing figures related with fuel economy. The vehicle will be offered in two versions that are 2 wheel drive and 4, wheel drive. There is no official data, but you can expect that fuel economy for the Kia truck will be closer to 30 mpg upon highway.
Price and Release Date
You will have to wait for the official release date of the 2018 Kia Pickup Truck, but reports suggest that it is going to be in market in late 2017. Coming towards price it will be near $35,000 (unofficial).