Kia Tasman pickup truck revealed in artistic camouflage

Kia's first pickup truck, called Tasman, was just revealed in an art class.

Images of KIA's first pickup model called Tasman have been revealed by the manufacturer. The vehicle is expected to be launched in 2025 and sold in many regions around the world, but Southeast Asia is not on the list. this book.

KIA has just released official teaser images of its first pickup model called Tasman, named after Tasmanian - Australia's southernmost island. In addition, this car model was also developed in collaboration with famous artist from Australia and New Zealand - Richard Boyd-Dunlop - with the exterior body covered in colorful camouflage.

The Korean manufacturer also confirmed that the KIA Tasman model is expected to launch in 2025, participating in the C-class pickup segment and sold in many key markets such as Korea, Australia, Africa and the Middle East; However, the Southeast Asia region is not mentioned here, where the Thai market is very popular with mid-size pickup trucks .

There are currently no technical details announced, but KIA currently owns many platforms for use in a pickup truck model, especially the 2.2L turbocharged diesel engine, which has been upgraded. Very widely used on Sorento and Carnival models, giving a maximum capacity of 202 horsepower and maximum torque of 440 Nm.

In addition, KIA also owns a externally charged Hybrid drive system (PHEV), combining a 1.6L turbocharged engine with an electric motor, giving a total maximum capacity of 264 horsepower, along with the ability to operate purely electric with a distance of 51 km thanks to the battery pack with a capacity of 13.8 kWh.

With the Tasman model, it seems that KIA wants to develop the market globally instead of encapsulating the competition mainly in North America like Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, unfortunately this model does not appear in Vietnam, where the competition in the pickup truck segment is very boring with the Ford Ranger completely dominating.

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