It is honest to say that, when most individuals consider Kia, the image that involves thoughts is not a badass navy automobile that is designed to hold troops into battle over any terrain. But, that is simply what the corporate is doing in cooperation with the Korean military, as a result of why let ?
Yep, it is principally Korea’s model of the HMMWV (aka Humvee), and it is based mostly on the Kia Mojave, a automobile you most likely know higher because the Kia Borrego. The entire thing is completely mind-blowing, however what’s much more shocking is that Kia has been making navy automobiles for years, with 9 completely different fashions and over 140,000 examples bought to militaries worldwide.
The idea for this automobile was often called the KLTV or Kia Gentle Tactical Car, and it appeared roughly the identical because the manufacturing one. What units this other than many different mild navy automobiles is the choice to incorporate trendy driver aids like traction management, antilock brakes, a surround-view digital camera and parking help.
The prototype variations shall be hitting Korean roads fairly quickly, with plans to get the ultimate manufacturing model into the South Korean navy’s palms someday after that. There are additionally plans to promote it to industrial and leisure prospects — although what the latter means, precisely, I am unsure.
Kia can also be introducing some a lot heavier-duty vans — 5-ton vans, to be actual — that can even get a great deal of driver-assistance tech, 7.0-liter diesel engines and possibly even hydrogen fuel-cell tech, ultimately. It is all very cool, and I might actually wish to have a go within the Korean equal of the Unimog.