Kia Philippines, now under the stewardship of Ayala Corp’s AC Motors, has injected excitement and vitality to the brand. Kia Philippines has launched new models that run the gamut from the subcompact and budget-friendly Stonic to the stunning rear-wheel drive sedan that can take on the industry’s best, the Stinger.
It’s not all play, though, for Kia. There’s also a workman’s attitude at work within the brand. It’s there in their lineup of vans and commercial vehicles. And workman is the definition of its biggest vehicle, the K2500 truck. A light truck that Kia dubs the “everyday work truck,” Kia is extending its Power to Surprise mantra to the segment as well.
The Kia K2500 is powered by a 2.5-liter turbodiesel engine with maximum 130ps power and 255 Nm torque output. It’s mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The K2500 has a maximum payload of 1128kg.
It’s still a relatively compact truck, at 4825mm length x 1740mm width x 2105mm height, on a 2415mm wheelbase.
There are multiple variants of the K2500 to suit different transportation needs. The Single Cab Karga 4×2 can be equipped as a cargo van, or a passenger conveyance with single or dual aircon. The 4×4 can be ordered as a Double Cab or Single cab, with or without a dropside rear body.
Kia designed the K2500 to have some level of comfort, which is particularly important for its configuration as a 16-passenger vehicle. A flat rear floor and wide door opening allow of easier loading and unloading of passengers and cargo. Comfort and convenience features like power windows and rear aircon are available.
Kia won’t let even a truck out of its factory without looking reasonably good, so it carries the brand’s trademark tiger grille on its nose. The front panel opens for easy refilling of fluids and cleaning.
With its robust features and 3-year warranty, the Kia K2500 is ready to take on any light cargo and passenger-transport challenge.