Kia may be best known for affordable and funky cars here in the US, but abroad, it has a history building . On Monday, it showcased its next military concept in the Light Tactical Cargo Truck, an extension of the general “Kia Light Tactical Vehicle” name. We received , and you may be surprised to know it’s based on the short-lived , but it looks ready to serve.
The company prided the truck’s engineering saying it’s a mighty flexible machine for those in the field. Depending on how fleets order there’s, Kia can make arrangements to have the KLTV turn into something like a command center, or even a workshop. If that’s not necessary, the company can outfit the vehicle for cargo-carrying duty.
This isn’t meant to actually head into combat much, though. Kia does plan for armored and unarmored versions, with the former stripped of some of the versatility. Kia said this is a vehicle meant for running alongside diverse armory to, most importantly, transport troops.
Under the hood is a Kia-made diesel engine routing power to an eight-speed automatic transmission and then to all four wheels. A limited-slip differential and run-flat tires are also part of the package. Kia hasn’t said when it plans to put this guy into production — it’s still a “concept” — but whatever production truck comes should look very similar to what you see here.