A truck with these aesthetics will be trouble for rivals

Back in 2019, Kia announced that it will enter the pickup market with a mid-size truck. The truck is still a few years away, but that doesn’t mean rendering artists won’t let their creative juices flow to imagine what it could look like.

This rendering by SRK designs is based on the Kia Mohave SUV, and we must admit, it looks pretty tough for a compact truck. But we’re not complaining.

A Mohave-Based Pickup Truck Could Work

Here's What A Kia Mohave-Based Pickup Truck Would Look Like
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The 10-minute video posted by the artist starts off by chopping the third row’s roof and window of a black Kia Mohave and adding it to the second row. It looks a little too jacked up for a mid-size truck, but it will command a strong presence on the road. The roof rails are also taken off.

The bed looks to be five or six feet long. In the front, but the artist redesigns the bumper and adds an extension to the skid plate for better aesthetics. The side profile receives black cladding to give it a more truck-like appearance. Overall, the Mohave pickup turns out to be a sweet truck and we wouldn’t mind seeing this as production design.

Final Thoughts

Here's What A Kia Mohave-Based Pickup Truck Would Look Like
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Details about the Kia pickup truck are still scarce. All we know is that it will be offered with gas and diesel mills, and in multiple body styles. There is a possibility that it could be very similar to the Hyundai Santa Cruz, too. The Santa Cruz will be based on a car-like crossover platform, similar to the Honda Ridgeline, instead of being pinned on a traditional, body-on-frame architecture.

Do you think this design will appeal to the customers? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Sidd Dhimaan
Associate Editor and Truck Expert - sidd@topspeed.com
Sidd joined the Topspeed.com team in 2017 as an intern and in less than a year he earned a full-time position as an associate editor and junior automotive expert. He is currently our pickup truck expert and focuses his attention on heavy-duty and off-road vehicles.  Read More
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