Kia is operative on a tiny pickup truck, news says

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Kia’s new lorry could share a underpinnings with a Hyundai Santa Cruz, seen here in judgment form.


We’ve prolonged famous that Korean automaker Hyundai is operative on a pickup truck, previewed by a Santa Cruz concept in 2015. Now, a new news from Australia’s CarsGuide suggests Hyundai’s sister company, Kia, could be removing in on a pickup action, too.

“Work has begun” on a new truck, according to Kia Australia Chief Operating Officer Damien Meredith. He told CarsGuide a Kia pickup could launch around 2022 or 2023.

Interestingly, while Meredith acknowledges a existence of Hyundai’s stirring pickup, it’s not immediately transparent if a dual are related. The Santa Cruz will use a unibody construction, not distinct a Honda Ridgeline, though CarsGuide believes Kia’s charity will be some-more strong — Meredith says a height is “brand-new.”

“We’re articulate about a dual-cab, a single-cab — what we’ve requested is a full gambit for a ute,” Meredith told CarsGuide.

It seems rather stupid that Hyundai and Kia could be building dual apart lorry platforms, though of course, crazier things have happened. Let’s not forget a Kia Borrego, that used an honest-to-goodness, body-on-frame lorry height — something a Hyundai code never did.

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