Kia K2500 Karga is a flexible hauler that can also fit 19 passengers

Updated Jun 15, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Who says commercial vehicles are too spartan?

While the majority of the Philippines is now under the less strict general community quarantine, the state of public transport, as well as logistics for businesses is far from what it was before the pandemic.

As a result, people and businesses are looking for ways to solve that, and thankfully, Kia Philippines has given us one option to do just that; the Kia K2500 Karga.

The Kia K2500 Karga: Utilitarian, but it has its flairs

If you’re familiar with light duty commercial vehicles, then you’ll know that most of these have boxy exterior styling, and very Spartan interiors. The Kia K2500 Karga however noticeably comes with a more refined, even stylish look that departs from the typical workhorse vehicle.

Up front, it’s got the Kia’s signature tiger nose grille, and the interior is equipped with vinyl seats for 19 passengers. It also has a front center armrest with cup holders for the front cabin, as well as power windows, and a rear air-conditioning system.

A picture of the front of the Kia K2500 Karga

The tiger-nose grille on the K2500 Karga is small, but it's "Kia-ness" is definitely there

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On top of that, the rear seats can be folded into different configurations. This makes it the perfect vehicle for implementing “social distancing” measures.

Under its hood, the Kia K2500 Karga is propelled by a Euro-IV compliant 2.5-liter diesel engine which can produce up to 128 horsepower and 255 Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission. With this layout, the K2500 Kargo can haul as much as 835 kilograms.

The Kia K2500 Karga: Pricing

Kia K2500 Karga Variants
4x2 Karga
4x4 Karga

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Kia Philippines is also offering the “Deals Designed for You” promo, which enables you to purchase a K2500 for as low as P61,000 all-in downpayment for the 4x4 Karga, and P53,000 for the 4x2 version.

If you want to pay in cash, you can also avail of a P35,000 discount. The said promo is valid during the month of June, so if you’re looking for a utility vehicle, then it might be the best time to get a Kia K2500 Karga.

A picture of the interior of the Kia K2500 Karga

While it isn't that fancy, it does have air-conditioning, which is a must these days

On top of its affordable prices, the Kia K2500 Karga is also backed by a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar learned how to drive a car years before he got his license. Today, he's still looking for that perfect '90s Japanese coupe to drive into the sunset while listening to Crazy Little Love by Nuage. Also has a thing for badass off-road vehicles and weird engine swaps.