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Kia Pick-Up Truck

I have read many articles on Kia's concept pick-up for the US market. I would love to see them enter this segment with the now more respected quality and service delivered to the customer. BUT! I feel that the research for this product is flawed. The suggested idea is to compete with the "big3 er 4" and make a full sized truck. NONONO, don't copycat! Toyota and Nissan have done this to an extreme. The Hi-Lux/Tacoma, Frontier, Colorado, and Dakota have been bloated over the last several years leaving Ford's Ranger and Bseries Mazda as the only compact trucks on the market. The full-size trucks are way to big for domestic use and the crossovers like the Honda Ridgeline, Chevrolet Avalanche, and the Ford Sportrack are barely useful as cargo haulers. In the next several years the US economy will decline, fuel prices will continue to rise and the consumer will want a practical utility vehicle instead of a monster truck. The full size truck market will still be popular for commercial, farm and fleet use as it is now. I suppose the decision lies with Kia/Hyundai and the market researchers that think they know what people want.

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