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    Could a Kia pickup truck be in the cards?


    With every automaker rapidly expanding its lineup of trucks and SUVs, it wouldn’t come as a surprise. Kia recently just expanded its off-road-capable lineup with the launch of the Telluride, a vehicle that has inspired this artists rendering.


    With Kia’s sister-company Hyundai looking to get into the compact pickup segment with the Santa Cruz, Kia wouldn’t want to compete. Instead, it would move up-market and up in size, with Telluride-based mid-size pickup. Similar in design to the Honda Ridgeline or the previewed Volkswagen Tanoak concept, the Telluride pickup would be a unibody construction and feature the same all-wheel drive system as the SUV, with power defaulting to the front axle, but with the ability for an AWD lock at speeds under 40 mph.

    More Pictures And Details Here: Kia Pickup Truck Previewed

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    Wish they would scrap the Telluride name. Sounds like it should be for a ride service..................

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    If they do it, wish it would be a REAL pick-up, not just an SUV with the rear roof lopped off.

    Real pickups are body on full frame, not unibody.

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    Also needs a real usable bed. These 4 ft beds on newer trucks are about utterly useless! If you want to make a truck, make a TRUCK!

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    Agree - never saw the point of a short bed.

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