The network presented images of a pickup from Kia

The network presented images of a pickup from Kia

August 20, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

One of the Korean automakers of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group will soon unveil its Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck. But the sister brand Kia does not have such a model yet.

Last year, the head of the Australian division of Kia said that work on the pickup had already started. However, the model was never seen in the tests, which did not stop the designer Kleber Silva from imagining what the novelty might look like. For his rendering, he used the design of the Optima premium sedan and the new Chevrolet Orlando.

From the images, so far the unnamed Kia pickup could get an off-road underbody kit made of unpainted plastic. Moreover, the cargo platform of such a pickup truck, according to the designer, will be quite small.

The novelty may debut a year after the official start of sales of the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. At the same time, the cost of a Korean pickup truck can be about $ 25,000. The Kia Seltos crossover will act as a platform for the pickup.

Recall that the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup will be based on the new generation of the Tucson crossover. The car will receive a monocoque body and a 4-door cab, as well as design in the style of the current Santa Fe and Palisade.