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Kia KM250

Light utility truck

Kia KM250

The Kia KM250 light utility truck has a classic American military truck appearance

Country of origin South Korea
Entered service ?
Configuration 6x6
Cab seating 1 + 2 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 6.17 t
Maximum load 2.3 / 4.5 t
Length 6.78 m
Width 2.43 m
Height 2.84 m
Engine KK-7.4 diesel
Engine power 180 hp
Maximum road speed 95 km/h
Range 955 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 0.6 m
Fording 0.76 m


   The KM250 is a baseline model for Kia's 6x6 tactical truck series. It is an updated US M35A2 truck, produced by the Kia Motors. Vehicle retains a classic American military truck appearance with the long bonnet, spartan soft-topped cab, and a large carrying area. It is in service with the ROK Army. The South Korean army also operates larger KM500 series of general utility trucks. The Kia KM250 series has been exported to Philippines.

   The KM250 has a payload capacity of 2 270 kg off-road and 4 550 kg on hard surface roads. It can carry up to 20 fully equipped troops, plus the crew of two. The removable slated body walls serve as troop seats when folded down. The canvas top and supporting structure can be removed from both the cab and cargo body. The windshield can be also folded for maximum versatility.

   This South Korean military truck is also used to tow trailers or artillery pieces, such as a 105 mm field howitzer.

   The Kia KM250 is powered by a KK-7.4 diesel engine, developing 180 hp. Vehicle has a full time all-wheel drive.


Variants of the KM250 series


   KM250 cargo truck.

   KM251 cargo truck with extended wheelbase.

   KM255 fuel tanker. It carries 4 540 liters of fuel.

   KM256 water tanker. It carries 3 800 liters of water.

   KM258 shop van.

   KM259 decontamination truck.



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