Kia to enter electrical pickup truck section, plans to launch two fashions by 2027

Kia Motors plans to launch a complete of 14 battery electrical autos globally by 2027.

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HT Auto Desk

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07 Mar 2022, 18:00 PM

Kia is engaged on two totally different electrical pickup vans set to be launched by 2027. (Representational picture)

South Korean automaker Kia Motors is the most recent automobile model to enter the electrical pickup truck section, because the OEM has introduced it can launch two fashions within the section by 2027. Considered one of them might be a devoted electrical pickup truck and one other one might be a strategic mannequin for rising markets. This implies one can be the competitor towards rivals like Tesla Cybertruck, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV, whereas the opposite one might be positioned decrease with smaller measurement and decrease efficiency functionality.

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The 2 electrical pickup vans will come as a part of the Hyundai-owned automaker’s bold electrical automobile product technique, underneath which it goals to carry 13 battery electrical autos by 2027. Apparently, Kia beforehand stated that it might launch 11 electrical autos by 2026. Nevertheless, now the model has added three extra EVs, together with two pickup vans and an entry-level BEV. The bigger pickup truck is predicted to hit the market someday in 2026.

Kia has not revealed any additional particulars about these upcoming electrical pickup vans. That is going to be fascinating to see how each Hyundai and Kia introduce their respective electrical pickup vans.

Kia has hinted that its mid-size electrical SUVs and electrical pickup vans might be manufactured within the US from 2024. In that case, the bigger electrical pickup truck can be constructed within the US, which might be one of many main goal market areas for the automobile model. The corporate goals to make its small and medium-sized electrical autos within the European crops from 2025.

Kia has already launched its EV6 final 12 months and its GT variant is about to launch quickly. The automaker can be engaged on Kia EV9 flagship SUV that’s slated for launch in 2023. Moreover that, Kia has deliberate to launch two electrical pickup vans and an entry-level battery-electric automobile as nicely.

The electrical pickup truck is likely one of the rising segments the place a number of automakers are aiming to launch their merchandise. Ford and GMC have already introduced their respective autos into the house, whereas Toyota, Chevrolet and Tesla are engaged on their very own merchandise.

First Revealed Date: 07 Mar 2022, 14:56 PM IST

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