Official confirmation of the 2022 Kia Pickup Truck is now available. According to the company’s spokesperson, the Korean manufacturer just began work on such a vehicle. We know that the Australian department will trust the development at this stage. The base design characteristics of the new model are still unknown. We can only speculate at this stage about the design features of the new model.
You should therefore reserve your judgment on the following paragraphs. While some of the information you will read is based on rumors and others are our predictions, most of it is true. We are confident in our ability to predict and believe most of these things will happen.
2022 Kia Pickup Truck Design
The platform is one of the most important aspects of base design characteristics. Even though we’re talking about the largest carmaker in the world, it is not a BoF platform. There is a good chance that the new Kia Pickup Truck 2022 will be a unibody platform. The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz is a standard unibody pickup so we can expect the same thing from it.
Sources suggest that the pickup from Kia will be larger. According to some sources, the pickup would have typical mid-size dimensions. This would allow it to compete with Honda Ridgeline and other BoF pickups such as Colorado, Tacoma, Colorado, etc. The new pickup truck will share many things with Telluride. The front end of the truck is even shown in some renderings.
This aspect is harder to predict because we still have not received details about the overall layout and size. We may still assume that the dashboard will be inspired by Telluride. It could look similar in certain aspects. We expect a car-like layout with high-quality materials and appealing aesthetics. The standard and optional tech features should be plentiful. This should be the 2022 Kia Pickup Truck’s trump card in this highly competitive segment.
We are not sure, however, that the unibody layout is only one type of cab. We are referring to a crew cab design that would offer two rows of comfortable seats and high levels of convenience.
New 2022 Kia Pickup Truck Engine
We can be certain that the new 2022 Kia Pickup Truck will feature a V6 engine if we take a look at the pickups available, particularly the Honda Ridgeline. It would most likely be the same engine as Telluride’s 3.8-liter V6. This engine produces 292 horsepower and is available in a pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. We are certain that this truck will be quite impressive not only in terms of performance but also in terms of refinement.
Sources suggest that the base model might have something smaller and more powerful. It could be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit. Some sources suggest a turbo-four option. Electrification is still unknown at this time.
2022 Kia Pickup Truck Price and Release Date
The New 2022 Kia Pickup Truck is expected to arrive in less than two years. It’s too early to know when, but it’s likely. Base models will likely cost around $30.000 when it comes to price.