auto wrote on 5/26/2023 2:39 pm.
Over the years, it has been seen how the pick-up category has become more relevant across the globe and brands who would never enter this segment are already thinking of new models. A new report suggests that Kia will be the next company to do something similar.
Brands such as Toyota and Ford have shown that pick-ups are not only a segment that has evolved significantly, but also that this type of model represents a lot of sales and status around the world.
Kia is a brand that has a wide range of SUVs, so it doesn’t have a pick-up, although such a model could be added in the coming years, as specialty media such as CarExpert, WhoCar and CarSales indicate That it will come true in 2025, and at this time the denomination is TK.
Hyundai already has a pick-up
Kia is a brand very close to Hyundai, as Kia is part of the Hyundai Automotive Group. Interestingly, Hyundai is one such company which already has a pick-up and its name is Santa Cruz.
Hyundai Santa Cruz is not available in our region but it is in countries like USA. Somewhat interestingly, the Kia TK will be the second pick-up from the brand since 1980.
The new work truck from Kia will be a close competitor to the Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux, which are the benchmarks in their category. With a Kia pick-up output window till 2025, it stands to reason that it will only be a matter of time before its electrified version arrives.
Kia pick-up, optimized for today, ready for the future
On the other hand, this rumored model will also have a diesel engine version and is expected to arrive in parts like Australia first. Let’s hope that eventually Mexico will be one of the chosen countries, as the pick-up segment is very competitive.