2023 Kia Pickup Truck Rumors, Specs, and Release Date. The 2023 Kia Pickup Truck has been officially confirmed. The Korean manufacturer has just started to work on such a vehicle, according to the company’s spokesman. At this point, we know for sure that the development will be trusted to the Australian department. However, base design characteristics are still a mystery. At this point, we can only speculate about the key design characteristics of the new model.
Make sure to take the following paragraphs with a big reserve. Some of the things you’ll read are based on rumors, but most of them are nothing more but our prediction. Still, we are pretty confident in our powers of prediction and we believe that most of these things will actually happen.
2023 Kia Pickup Truck Engine
If we look at most pickups on the market, especially the future rival, Honda Ridgeline, we are pretty sure that the new 2023 Kia Pickup Truck would probably feature a V6 engine. Most likely, that would be the same 3.8-liter that can be found under the hood of Telluride, which puts out 292 horsepower and comes in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission. With that engine, we have no doubt that this truck would be pretty impressive, not just in terms of performances, but in terms of refinement.
Some sources suggest we might see something smaller and less powerful reserved for the base version. That might be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit, while some sources even suggest a turbo-four option. At this point, there is no word about electrification.
2023 Kia Pickup Truck Design
When it comes to base design characteristics, one of the first things that come to mind is the platform. Although we are talking about one of the biggest carmakers in the world, the fact is that the Korean company doesn’t have a BoF platform in its portfolio. Therefore, there is a pretty big chance that the new 2023 Kia Pickup Truck will ride on a unibody platform. The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz will be a typical unibody pickup, so we may expect the same from this one too.
Still, so sources suggest that Kia’s pickup will be bigger. Allegedly, it would be designed as a pickup with typical mid-size dimensions, which would compete primarily with Honda Ridgeline, but also with BoF pickups like Tacoma, Colorado etc. This means the new pickup truck would share a lot of things with the new Telluride. Some rendering photos even show the same front end, which would definitely make this truck look attractive.
This aspect is much harder to predict, especially if we consider that we are still waiting for the details about the size and overall layout. Still, we may presume that the dashboard would use the new Telluride as inspiration. It may look the same in some aspects. In any case, we count on a car-like layout, with attractive aesthetics and fine-quality materials. Moreover, the number of standard and available tech goodies should be pretty big. All that should be one of 2023 Kia Pickup Truck’s trump in this highly competitive segment.
On the other side, we are pretty sure that the unibody layout means just one cab style in the offer. Of course, we are talking about a crew cab design, which would provide two comfortable rows of seats and a high level of overall convenience.
2023 Kia Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
We are pretty sure that the 2023 Kia Pickup Truck will arrive in less than two years. However, it’s still early for a more precise date. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go around 30.000 dollars.