Kia Tasman is brand's first pick-up truck, will launch in 2025

  • Kia Tasman will be launched in markets such as Korea, Australia, Africa and the Middle East.
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Kia has confirmed that they have been working on a new pick-up truck. It will make its global debut in 2025 and will be called Tasman. Kia Tasman will enter the C-segment pick-up truck segment and will be launching in markets such as Korea, Australia, Africa and the Middle East. The manufacturer says that the Tasman will combine work-focused capability with lifestyle-orientated versatility.

As of now, not much is known about the new pick-up truck. It is expected to come with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel that will come mated to an 8-speed torque converter automatic transmission. There are also rumours that Kia will also sell the 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine with the Tasman which comes with a hybrid powertrain. Being a pick-up truck there will be an all-wheel drive or a 4x4 system on offer. Moreover, there could also be differential locks and a low-range gearbox on offer. In the future, Kia can also introduce a V6 powertrain to make a high-performance version.

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Primary rivals to the Kia Tasman will be the Ford Ranger, Hyundai Santa Cruz and Volkswagen Amarok. Kia has been testing the pick-up truck for quite some time now in Australia. As of now, there is no confirmation whether the manufacturer will bring the Tasman to India or not.

But what Kia is bringing to the Indian market is a new SUV which will be called Clavis. The manufacturer aims to start a new segment with it as the Clavis will sit between the Sonet and Seltos. The new SUV is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2024 and the launch could happen in early 2025.

Also Read : Kia Clavis spotted ahead of launch, could debut in late 2024

Korean auto giant Kia has also confirmed that its three-row electric SUV EV9 will make its India debut in 2024. Revealing its India plans for next year, the carmaker said that the EV9 electric vehicle, along with the new generation Carnival will be launched in India. The EV9 will become the second electric car from the Korean brand after the EV6 and also will be its first three-row EV. Kia said that EV9 will hold the key to its aim to achieve about 15 per cent market share in the passenger EV segment in India which is currently dominated by Tata Motors.

First Published Date: 11 Apr 2024, 09:55 AM IST

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