Today we received info about leaked Kia product plans (see table below, courtesy of, 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

We already saw the Kia CeedĀ Sportswagon spy photos, which is expected to get theĀ Kia Niro PHEV powertrain. The Kia FCV will be likely based on the based on Hyundai NEXO.

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).

Kia product plans leaked (Source:


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