Kia Bringing Mid-Size Pickup To U.S. Market By 2011

Our truck-loving friends at PickupTruck.com are telling us this morning Kia will be bringing a mid-size pickup to the U.S. market by 2011 and they've even put together a pretty little rendering of what they think it might look like. The unnamed new pickup is reportedly based on the next-generation, front-wheel-drive Sorento and will use the same unibody platform and V6 engine. There's even talk of offering an all-wheel drive version like the Honda Ridgeline. The truck will supposedly be built at Kia's soon-to-be-completed $1.2 billion assembly plant in West Point, Georgia, on the same line as the Sorento and a to-be-determined third vehicle. We're hoping it'll be a Kia-mino form factor — but we won't be holding our collective breath. [PickupTruck]