Great information! Kia has confirmed it’s growing a midsize pickup truck to tackle the Ford Ranger. Except it’s solely confirmed for Australia. Will we ever see it within the U.S.? We’d certain hope so. It could be impolite of Kia to develop a pickup truck and never promote it right here. In truth, we’d say it’s fairly seemingly that we’ll additionally get Kia’s new truck.
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According to Australia’s WhichCar, a extremely positioned supply in Kia’s Australian supplier community says the longer term truck was introduced at a current supplier convention and can go on sale in 2025. When requested for a remark, Kia Australia confirmed the truth that the truck is being developed however wouldn’t touch upon another particulars.
“Kia is currently developing a future pickup truck model that will be highly capable and fit for purpose,” a spokesperson for Kia Australia instructed WhichCar. “Additional details will be confirmed in due course.”
Unlike the Hyundai Santa Cruz, the upcoming Kia pickup truck will reportedly be an precise body-on-frame truck and will probably be a real competitor in opposition to the Ford Ranger and Toyota HiLux. If you’ve been listening to Australian automotive media (which we positively all have), this isn’t precisely a shock, although. Spy photographs of a closely camouflaged Kia pickup truck surfaced late final 12 months.
Kia additionally introduced final 12 months that it was engaged on two pickup vans. At the time, Kia mentioned it deliberate to construct each vans within the U.S., which means that a minimum of one in every of them will probably be bought right here. After all, why would Kia go to the difficulty of constructing a truck within the U.S. if it plans to export all of them to different nations? That simply wouldn’t make sense. Additionally, the 2025 on-sale date in Australia traces up carefully sufficient with Kia’s earlier assertion that it plans to begin manufacturing right here in 2024. So prepare, of us. In a number of years, there’ll in all probability be a brand new midsize pickup truck to think about.