Archive for the ‘Concept Vehicles’ Category

Will Kia Make the Imagine Concept?

Friday, February 28th, 2020
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia Imagine EV Production and Release Date 

What first was unveiled nearly a year ago at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show will soon spawn into a living being. Well, as much of a living being as a vehicle can become. The Kia Imagine EV concept vehicle, which at one point in time was expected to stay in the concept phase, is soon going to become the brand’s high-performance flagship model. 


Let’s Catch Up with Those Kia Pickup Truck Rumors

Monday, December 30th, 2019
pixelated kia truck on stylized background

Will Kia Release a Kia Truck in 2020?

Value leader, industry champion and even automotive outlaw: Kia is known as many things in the market. One thing they’ve been especially good at, however, is tailoring a lineup that meets the needs of the markets they serve.

For instance, in Europe where the streets are narrower and parking is limited, Kia sells a vehicle even smaller than the Kia Rio called the Kia Picanto.


With the 1980s Back in Full Swing, Will Kia Be Making a Convertible?

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
rear three quarter shot of kia optima convertible

Kia Convertible Models: Past, Present and Future

If you go by the way its portrayed through the romantic lens of nostalgia, the 1980s was a wild time of neon, synth-driven music and self-expression. It was referred to as “morning in America” in a now-iconic presidential campaign ad and was marked by its extremity and ambition. (more…)

What Should Kia Call the Potentially Forthcoming Kia Truck?

Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck image mockup

Kia Truck Name Speculation 2019

It’s no secret that we, at Friendly Kia, love to speculate about what Kia could have up their sleeves. (more…)

How Kia Plans to Contribute to the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Kia Imagine Concept

Kia EV Models and Technology

One of the hottest topics in the automotive industry right now is electrification. Beyond simply the big headline-grabbing (for good and bad reasons) players in the field, every manufacturer is seemingly introducing new electric vehicles or electric variants of current vehicles to the market, hoping to be the brand that successfully challenges the likes of Tesla. (more…)

Where is that Rumored Kia Truck?

Friday, September 20th, 2019
Kia Telluride truck mockup

Kia Truck Release Date and Rumors

We like to split our time here on the Friendly Kia Blog between showing what is in the form of current model specs, features, comparisons etc. and what could be in the form of Kia concepts, Kias You Can’t Buy in the United States and more. As a brand with both two feet on the ground and a head in the clouds, Kia has mastered the art of remaining aspirational and thought-leading without ever overpromising. (more…)

Do Two Soulful Concepts Light the Way Ahead for Kia?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019
Kia Trackster isometric view

Kia Trackster Vs. Kia Trailster Comparison and Future

Kia’s recent history has made them a leader in automotive value across the market. It’s also been a period, however, that has seen the company – once known for producing only inexpensive cars devoid of features and power – transform into an authoritative thought leader in the fields of automotive design and engineering. This has made paying attention to Kia’s concepts an important endeavor for those looking to see where the industry is headed. (more…)

What We Know About the Kia Seltos

Monday, June 10th, 2019
shadowed kia selto on generic background

2020 Kia Seltos – Speculation

With multiple award-winning models like the 2019 Kia Forte, 2019 Kia Stinger and 2019 Kia Sorento, it’s hard to look at Kia’s lineup with any critique of incompleteness. After all, Kia offers models that meet both wide demand like the Kia Sportage, Kia Forte and Kia Telluride and more niche/narrow demand like the Kia Stinger, Kia Niro and Kia Sedona. (more…)

Kia’s Vision Lights a Bright Path Forward

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
kia habaniro concept with butterfly doors open

2019 Kia Concept Vehicles – Imagine and HabaNiro

The world of concept vehicles is a strange one. I’m some regards, concept vehicles show us the way both a brand and the industry as a whole are headed. Some concept vehicles like the Kia GT end up finding their own life in the form of a production model (the Kia Stinger). (more…)

Will Kia Ever Produce and Release the Kia POP?

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
kia pop concept hood and headlights

Kia POP Release Date and Likelihood of Production

Although the Kia of the late 1990s and early 2000s was an organization primarily concerned with value in the vehicles they made, the Kia of today is a future-thinking juggernaut that aims to deliver unbeatable value courtesy of safety, dependability, style and a massive set of standard features. (more…)