Today we received info about leaked Kia product plans (see table below, courtesy of theKEEA.com), which include three new electrified models:
- Kia Ceed SW (Sportswagon) PHEV (compact, FWD) from September 2019
- Kia FCV (hydrogen fuel cell, large sedan, FWD/AWD) from January 2020
- Kia BEV (4.7 m long, midsize sedan, FWD/AWD/RWD) from December 2020
The other five positions include new or redesigned models, that will go on sale by 2022. One position is a Ford Ranger-rivaling pickup truck (based on the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup). There’s no indication this Ranger rival will get the plug-in hybrid treatment, but wouldn’t it be swell if it did?
This year, in August, Kia is expected to launch a new Optima, which probably means also a new plug-in hybrid Optima (but not necessarily right from the start).