So far, we have been getting all kinds of reports about Kia’s pickup but somehow, things would always end up as nothing more than rumors. This time, things look more seriously, especially if we consider that there were also some pretty interesting hints from the Korean company. So, it’s no wonder that the latest reports suggest that this model could arrive already in the next year and as the company is still mysterious about the name, we will call it the 2024 Kia Pickup Truck for now.
At this point, there are no details about the overall design. However, we know for sure that this model will be larger compared to the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. On the other hand, it is still unclear whether the Korean company is working on a conventional pickup, or we are about to see an all-electric truck. Both scenarios seem possible at this point.
2024 Kia Pickup Truck Design
As we’ve just mentioned, there are two possible scenarios for the 2024 Kia Pickup Truck. The first one is to see a conventional design approach. In that case, we would see a pickup with an internal combustion engine. However, it probably wouldn’t feature a traditional body-on-frame design. Instead, we would see a unibody platform.
Also, we are pretty sure that Kia’s pickup would be larger than the Hyundai Santa Cruz. Kia’s model would compete in the mid-size segment, with models like Honda Ridgeline. That clearly indicates that most technical and design solutions would be borrowed from Telluride. This refers to different things, including powertrain, styling etc.
Exterior and Interior
If the 2024 Kia Pickup Truck is about to rely on the Telluride, then it’s quite obvious that the aesthetical aspect would be pretty similar as well. This particularly refers to the front part of the vehicle, where we expect to see a familiar face, with minor modifications only. On the other hand, the rest of the vehicle would come in a typical pickup layout, though we are pretty sure that the crew cab would be the only layout on offer.
The same thing is with interior design. We wouldn’t be surprised to see the same dashboard as in the popular mid-size SUV, which would include those recent updates as well. In that case, the 2024 Kia Pickup Truck would feature a modern and well-equipped cabin, which would definitely be a very strong selling point. We also expect the cabin to be spacious and comfortable, with a capacity for five adults.
When it comes to the powertrain, it’s quite easy to predict that the conventional 2024 Kia Pickup Truck would borrow the engine from the Telluride. We would see the same 3.8-liter V6, which puts out around 290 horsepower, which would be more than enough to provide strong performance.
The engine comes in pair with an 8-speed automatic transmission and we presume that both FWD and AWD versions would be offered.
2024 Kia Pickup Truck EV
The other scenario suggests a completely different, future-oriented design approach. In that case, the Kia Pickup would come with an all-electric powertrain. This means that the whole design approach would be different and that not many parts would be shared with the popular mid-size crossover.
Instead, the Kia Pickup EV would be designed from scratch, with unique styling and riding on a different platform. The interior design would be notably different as well.
Finally, we would see a completely different drivetrain setup. We presume that the Korean manufacturer would offer both single and dual-motor versions, with different outputs and different batteries. In any case, it’s still early to talk about numbers but we have no doubt that the Korean manufacturer would tend to offer respectable performance and range.
2024 Kia Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
At this point, the officials are still quiet about the 2024 Kia Pickup Truck, so make sure to take this article with a big reserve. If you’re willing to trust rumors, then you may hope for the launch already in the next year. We expect more details in the near future.