The pickup truck market is getting more and more competitive and one of the newest additions will be 2019 Kia Pickup Truck. It looks like Korean manufacturer is expanding its lineup. After numerous successful cars and crossovers, it is time to offer something more work-oriented. For this occasion, the company is about to introduce a brand-new pickup truck.
This would be the first vehicle of this type in the company’s lineup. Still, latest reports suggest this won’t be a pure-blood truck, but rather a combination of a modern unibody construction and pickup body style. Still, even these kinds of vehicles are becoming more and more popular on the market, so we don’t have any doubt that this model has a lot of potential. However, consider that all details about 2019 Pickup Truck are just rumors at the moment.
2019 Kia Pickup Truck will come with unibody platform
Despite the “pickup truck” words in its name, 2019 Kia Pickup Truck won’t be a real utility vehicle. The Korean manufacturer doesn’t have any experience with a classic body-on-frame platform design, despite numerous SUVs in its lineup. These are all crossover and development of a completely new platform doesn’t make sense at the moment. On the opposite, the Korean manufacturer is about to offer something similar to what we can see on Honda Ridgeline. Speaking of capabilities, the new 2019 Kia Pickup Truck will have to compromise, due to unibody construction. On the other side, comfort and overall on-road drive quality should be on a much higher level compared to classics trucks.
2019 Kia Pickup Truck design
Besides the platform, we are about to see other interesting design solutions in 2019 Kia Pickup Truck. When it comes to body style, we are pretty sure that the new truck will come in something like double-cab design. This means two rows of seats and four doors for sure. On the other side, bed size probably won’t be impressive, considering that the priority is on interior space and overall comfort.
In terms of styling, we expect the application of Kia’s current design language, which basically means a lot in common with crossovers like Sorento and Sportage. Naturally, this refers to the front end. On the other side, the rear of the truck will have to come with some new design solutions.
When it comes to the interior design, the new truck will once again mimic company’s crossovers. Expect to see familiar dashboard layout, as well as numerous hi-tech features, including advanced safety systems.
2019 Kia Pickup Truck engines
When it comes to powertrain, we are pretty sure that the company will focus more on efficiency and refinement than on capabilities. In practice, this means some refined four-cylinder engine under the hood of 2019 Kia Pickup Truck. Most likely, it will be a new 2.0-liter turbo inline-four unit, with a max power of 240 horsepower. Of course, expect at least one additional engine in the offer. It could easily be a large 3.3-liter V6. This would be a perfect solution for some performance version of the truck. A diesel version is also possible.
2019 Kia Pickup Truck towing capacity – What to expect?
As we’ve mentioned, the new 2019 Kia Pickup Truck will have to compromise when it comes to utility, due to its unibody platform. Still, we expect some decent numbers. It definitely won’t be Colorado’s 7.000 pounds, but 3-4 thousands sound quite realistic.
2019 Kia Pickup Truck release date
The 2019 Kia Pickup Truck will most likely come sometime in the next year. When it comes to price, base models will probably go somewhere around 28/30.000 dollars.