Kia Pickup Truck Concept

It’s confirmed news from Kia that they are working on a new Kia Pickup Truck Concept. So, if you are anticipating a pickup vehicle for your business, then you can look for the latest offering from Kia. It is somewhat similar to Kia Mojave (in other words, Kia KCV-4), the mid-sized concept car which was showcased at Chicago Auto Show 2004. Pictures of what a Pickup truck might look like have been released by the South Korean auto manufacturer.  This is going to the company’s first pickup creation and only the concept has been confirmed.

Main designer of this vehicle, ophilus Chin, is being given credit for fashioning this truck. Front part of a pickup looks like Sorento crossover, whereas mirror and overall size matches that of Volkswagen’s Amarok.

Kia Pickup Truck Concept Front

Kia Pickup Truck Concept – Improved Interior:

Being a mid-sized truck there will be two front seats and two rear facing ones. The rear seats will also be facing the front. Absence of B-pillar creates spacious entryway for the riders. There are 4 opening doors which are accessible through the centre. Design team of this concept vehicle has used aircraft designing strategy in order to create an interior which is concentrated on the truck’s instrumentations. There will be a centre stack consisting of enormous graphics, panels for entertainment features like on board navigation.

There be trip computers which will be able to house add-on DVD system. A detachable centre console storing box, a built-in room underneath the back seats offer water-resistant and hidden storage are some of the additional features of the concept pick-up truck. Tan bleached leather will cover all four seats.

Some additional and interesting facts about concept car

There is a button in the dashboard which if you push  rear seats will get stretched into a passenger compartment. The bed will get extended from 71 inches to 86 inches which will be sufficient to fit a 4×8 inches piece of plywood.

Kia Pickup Truck Concept Interior

Kia Pickup Truck Concept – Powertrain Configuration:

A V6 engine of 3.0 liter capacity consisting of 24 valve DOHC configuration is the USP of this truck. It will offer you an estimated HP of 280 units. Five-speed automatic transmission will make it even more desirable. Wheelbase is of 130 inches which is better than the Kia Sorento. Power assisted rack and pinion steering is another characteristic which is worth speaking about the Kia Pickup Truck Concept.

Kia Pickup Truck Concept rear view

Kia Pickup Truck Concept – Rival, Price and Availability:

Biggest rival of this all new Kia Pickup Truck Concept is going to be none other than Ford F-150. Light weight of F-150 is going to grab the eyeballs but Kia is going to come up with flying colours in all other respects. There is no news on release date and the range of this new Kia Pickup Truck Concept till now.

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