IDEX 2021: Kia showcases next-gen Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept for South Korean army


South Korean manufacturer Kia displays its next-generation light tactical cargo (pickup) truck intended for the South Korean army.


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Kia’s Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept (Picture source Army Recognition)


Kia’s Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept is a four-seater that has been developed in close cooperation between the carmaker and the Defense Acquisition Program Administration of the South Korean government. The vehicle rides on a modular chassis that accommodates standard- and long-wheelbase variants as well as armored and unarmored versions for various uses, TopGear Philippines comment.

In unarmored long-wheelbase form, for instance, it may be configured as a cargo box, a mobile workshop, or a communications center. For transporting troops and armament, the rear container can carry up to 10 fully-armed soldiers or 3 tons of cargo.

Powering the Light Tactical Truck is a 225hp Euro 5 diesel engine that drives all four wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment for tackling harsh conditions include an independent suspension system, a limited-slip differential, and run-flat tires. The vehicle also comes with an on-board electromagnetic interference system.


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Kia’s Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept (Picture source Army Recognition)


Kia also displays the bare chassis of its Light Tactical Cargo Truck concept, to showcase the latter’s scalability and functionality. The carmaker says it is “actively developing vehicles based on the Bare Chassis for clients’ eclectic taste around the world,” so custom applications for civilian or industrial use are a possibility here, TopGear Philippines concludes.


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Kia’s Light Tactical Cargo Truck bare chassis (Picture source Army Recognition)


 

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