Kia Unveils Tasman, Their First Pickup Truck to Go Into Service in 2025

It has been verified by Kia that they have been developing a new pickup truck. It will be known as Tasman and it will launch globally in 2025. Entering the C-segment pick-up truck market, the Kia Tasman will go on sale in areas including Korea, Australia, Africa, and the Middle East. According to the company, the Tasman will blend versatility geared towards a lifestyle with work-focused capability.

Not much is known about the new pickup truck as of yet. An eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox will be paired to a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Rumour has it that Kia will also offer the Tasman’s 2.5-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which is paired with a hybrid drivetrain. Given that it’s a pickup truck, a 4×4 system or all-wheel drive will be available. Additionally, a low-range gearbox and differential locking might be available. In the future, Kia may also release a high-performance variant with a V6 drivetrain.

The Hyundai Santa Cruz, Volkswagen Amarok, and Ford Ranger will be the Kia Tasman’s main competitors. In Australia, Kia has been testing the pickup truck for a while now.

However, Kia is introducing the Clavis, a brand-new SUV, to the Indian market. With the Clavis, which will be positioned between the Sonet and Seltos, the maker hopes to launch a new market niche. The redesigned SUV may come in early 2025, with an estimated unveiling by the end of 2024.

The three-row electric SUV EV9, developed by Korean automaker Kia, will launch in India in 2024. The automaker disclosed its plans to introduce the EV9 electric vehicle and the next-generation Carnival in India early next year. After the EV6, the EV9 will be the Korean brand’s second electric vehicle and its first three-row EV. According to Kia, EV9 will be essential to achieving its goal of capturing roughly 15% of the Indian passenger EV market, which is presently controlled by Tata Motors.

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