Kia is definitely coming to the truck market. Without the official statement, there is a lot of room for rumors, especially about the name. One of the most frequent nameplates is the 2025 Kia Mohave. We assume the company won’t waste too much time, so the truck should appear as the 2025 YM.
Other things about the 2025 Kia Mohave are just predictions. Like in most other segments, the company will probably follow the footsteps of another Korean manufacturer. Hyundai is already out with the compact Santa Cruz pickup. Mohave is a mid-size SUV available in some markets, and it would be a better base for the mid-size truck class. So, there is a conflict among speculations.
Either way, Kia will be ready when it comes to the drivetrains. The carmaker is not using V8 units, but such plants are needed for the half-ton segment. The Mohave truck will take the position either in a midsize or a compact class.
2025 Kia Mohave Rumors
Speculations about the Kia truck are pretty old. Not too many fans remember, but the company presented the pickup concept back in 2004-2005. It was called Mojave, but the vehicle never ended up in the production. We saw more discontinuation of many trucks by 2010, so there were strong reasons why Kia abandoned the project.
Now, with the rise of the truck segment, rumors about the 2025 Kia Mohave are popular again and louder than ever. The Mojave pickup has nothing to do with an old Mojave concept. Well, it’s been nearly 20 years, so the prototype doesn’t have too many things to offer. Still, designers could use some styling cues. The 2025 Kia Mohave truck will be based on the midsize SUV.
Mohave SUV Review
Not only the truck, but Americans also want to see the SUV. It is different than anything Kia is offering in the US. The body-on-frame platform provides reliability and durability better than on the Telluride. Two SUVs will be of similar sizes. So, the ladder frame is the first best thing about the Mohave SUV and the truck in the future. In the SUV, you’ll find a quiet cabin. That is another possible advantage, especially when working.
Kia is following modern trends. One of them is reducing pollution. Because of that, the company installed special filters in the exhaust system. Well, the SUV is using a diesel engine. Don’t expect an oil burner in the US. The interior is spacious and cozy. Plus, the Air Purification Mode will make the ride even safer. Thanks to the ladder frame, the 2025 Kia Mohave truck will be able to get the job done even in tough terrain. Expect an off-road mode on the pickup. The pickup is going to introduce even more novelties and innovations.
It will be interesting to see what will be under the bonnet of the 2025 Kia Mohave. If it is based on the existing SUV, the truck will belong to the midsize class. we can’t compare it to the Santa Cruz, since Hyundai is building a compact pickup. The Mohave truck can use the same powertrain as the Telluride. It is a 3.8-liter V6 with 291 horsepower. This is more than competitive for the midsize segment.
An alternative might be a hybrid, but Kia has to build a proper system for the truck. It is not impossible to expect, especially knowing the company is one of the leaders in the electric world. Still, any prediction about the hybrid engine is ungrateful. Also, the 2025 Kia Mohave pickup needs to tow at least 7,000 pounds. The SUV is rated even higher – 7,200 lbs.
2025 Kia Mohave Release Date
The release date of the Kia truck is just a matter of time. However, we don’t have any indications when it could happen. If Kia wants to launch it as the 2025 YM, then the prototypes should be tested soon and we’ll get the first spy photos. Until this happens, we can only speculate about the truck’s name and purpose. The Mohave-based pickup won’t be called the same necessarily. In a few months we’ll know more about the vehicle.
The 2025 Kia Mohave is likely to compete in the midsize segment. That means it faces tough competition – Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Nissan Frontier, Jeep Gladiator… The compact pickup class is not so crowded. So far, you’ll find only Ford Maverick and Hyundai Santa Cruz there. But more models are about to arrive pretty soon, including Dodge Dakota/Ram 1200 and Toyota Stout.