Does Kia Make a Truck?
Many Chardon area drivers may ask themselves, “Does Kia make a truck?” Well, Kia currently doesn’t have a truck available in the U.S., but the brand does offer pickup trucks in countries such as South Korea, Indonesia, and Australia. In addition, Kia has showcased plans for several trucks at popular automotive events such as the Chicago Auto Show and North American International Auto Show, but no plans for production are set at the moment. Read on to learn more about the Kia trucks used overseas and get a look at some of the concepts that Kia has displayed over the years for a potential North American Kia pickup truck.
One of the first concepts for a Kia pickup truck that was shown to the public at the 2004 Chicago Auto Show was the Kia Mohave. While the Mohave was scheduled to go into production several times, it has since been put on hold. But just because Kia is taking its time perfecting its pickup truck, that doesn’t mean Middlefield drivers can’t get a look at some of the features they can expect with the Kia Mohave. Check out the specs that may be featured on the Kia Mohave:
- 3.0L V6 engine
- 5-speed automatic transmission
- Choice between two- and four-wheel drive
- LED headlights
- Leather upholstery
Another Kia truck concept was the Kia Soulster, which was shown at the 2009 North American International Auto Show. Unlike the Mohave, this model may remain as a concept and never actually enter production. Nonetheless, it remains a unique part of the Kia history with critics like Car and Driver calling it a “trucklet.” This is due to the many similarities it has with the Kia Soul’s front end, while having an open back that resembles the bed of a pickup truck. Kia plans to revisit the Kia Soulster concept by drawing from popular compact pickup truck designs from the late 20th century.
The Kia Bongo is the only Kia truck that has been in production since 1980, and is currently assembled in South Korea, Indonesia, Ecuador, Uruguay, and Algeria. The Kia Bongo has also gone by names such as the Kia K-Series, Kia Frontier, and Kia Kaon. This light commercial vehicle offers standard, super, and double cabins, along with engine configuration choices like a 130-hp 2.5L turbo, 80-hp 2.7L, or 85-hp 3.0L. Each engine also comes with a 6-speed gearbox and more efficient Euro IV standards.
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So, if you were wondering, “Does Kia have a truck?” Well, you may have to wait several years before one hits the market in the U.S. But if you’re looking for a powerful Kia model, you can always check out our Kia SUVs for sale! Contact us today to speak with a member of our finance team to get the car buying process started or to schedule a test drive near Painesville!