Kia began testing a competitor Toyota Land Cruiser

Kia began testing a competitor Toyota Land Cruiser

October 14, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Korean company is developing a competitor to the Japanese SUV Land Cruiser Prado, on the basis of which the pickup will also be created.

Photo spies spotted a new Korean SUV during the tests, which, as it became known back in September, will become a competitive Land Cruiser Prado. The Australian division of Kia is working on the new product. According to the available information, the novelty will be built on the basis of a ladder frame and, probably, we are talking about Kia Mohave.

It should be noted that the largest SUV in Australia is the new Kia Sorento. In addition, a pickup truck based on Mohave would also be in high demand among local car enthusiasts. At the same time, judging by the spy photos, the clearance of the model exceeds that of the usual Mohave.

However, in order to launch a new model on the market, the company must resolve a number of issues. For example, in Australia there is nowhere to produce right-hand drive vehicles, and there is no opportunity to open another production line at existing factories.

By the way, the spotted prototype also has a left-hand drive, which means that the new SUV will be a global model.