22.02.2021: Kia shows Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck and Naked Chassis ideas on the IDEX protection exhibition within the UAE

Distinctive design optimized for army use providing superior mobility, sturdiness and performance

Modular platform can underpin mobil


    Kia shows Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck and Naked Chassis ideas on the IDEX protection exhibition within the UAE

    Distinctive design optimized for army use providing superior mobility, sturdiness and performance

    Modular platform can underpin cell workshops, communication hubs and troop and cargo carrying capabilities

    4-wheel drive, unbiased suspension and run-flat tyres ensures enhanced usability in harsh environments

Kia Company has showcased two gentle tactical protection automobile ideas on the 2021 Worldwide Protection Exhibition & Convention (IDEX) within the UAE, the biggest worldwide protection exhibition within the Center East and Africa.

Kia has been supplying its gentle tactical autos to the South Korean military since 2016, changing into the standard-bearer for automobile high quality within the nation’s army operation system.

The brand new four-seater Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck idea displayed at IDEX adopts a daring, commanding design and has been outfitted with a cargo container for transporting troops alongside numerous armory. Kia expects the added visible enchantment and usefulness to stimulate additional demand for its army autos.

Along with the Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck idea at IDEX, Kia is displaying the automobile’s Naked Chassis. With the physique eliminated, the naked chassis showcases the truck’s powertrain and fundamental body, offering a glimpse of the platform’s scalability as a foundation for a variety of armored autos. Kia is actively creating autos primarily based on the Naked Chassis for purchasers’ eclectic style around the globe.

Ik-tae Kim, Vice President for Kia’s Particular Automobile Division stated: “Our participation at IDEX 2021 is a chance to advertise Kia’s newest developments within the design of future protection autos. Each ideas on show have been developed to be extremely versatile and sturdy, with the potential for use in a number of the world’s harshest environments.”

Kia’s involvement at IDEX is its largest to-date, with the area being seen as a key strategic army automobile market. Kia first participated at IDEX in 2015, with this yr’s exhibition area shared with Kia’s affiliate, Hyundai Rotem Co.

Kia Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck

Kia has developed the Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck idea in shut cooperation between the Protection Acquisition Program Administration. The automobile’s modular chassis has enabled Kia to supply commonplace and long-wheel base variants alongside armored and unarmored variations for functions together with tactical commanding and reconnaissance, weapon installment, goal statement and multi-purpose for supporting.

Differentiated by its distinctive design, the four-person Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck has been optimized to be used by army forces by providing superior mobility, excellent sturdiness and a excessive degree of performance. The unarmored lengthy wheelbase design encompasses a superstructure that may be tailor-made to underpin completely different constructions comparable to a cargo field, a cell workshop and a communications centre. The automobile may carry ten fully-armed troopers and as much as three tons of cargo within the automobile’s rear compartment.

The Kia Gentle Tactical Cargo Truck is powered by a 225 horsepower Euro 5 diesel engine, with energy despatched to all 4 wheels through state-of-the-art 8-speed computerized transmission. The truck additionally options an unbiased suspension system, air con, a limited-slip differential, run-flat tyres and an electro-magnetic interference system.

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