Review Kia K2900 2009
You don’t drive a truck because you appreciate good handling, a fast-response engine and a G-force breast over acceleration. You drive a truck because someone pays you, too. But it doesn’t need to be a chore, and for owners, there are smart vans that will help you improve the profitability of the business. That’s where Kia comes from. After the fall – permanently, I believe – of the Pregio one-ton truck, Kia was left with a single imported commercial vehicle.
The Kia K2900 replaces the K2700 with 50% more power, greater comfort and greater load capacity. Sadly, it is still a truck and any resemblance to a passenger car is in your dream.
Driving a pickup truck is no fun when they’re empty because they poke like a branded steering wheel. They are also very short on safety. But to improve ride quality, put a ton of load in the back and it’s rowing.
So when the home financial advisor decided to upgrade the backyard, Kia took 1.2 tons of crushed quartz. Then this was transferred, ascending, to my arms, shoulders and back. But that is a medical problem.
K2900 – K is for Kia (d’oh!) And 2900 represents the power of four-cylinder turbo-diesel engines, conventional railroads – is purely functional and any aesthetics is completely is random.
It costs very high at $ 30,490 – including a steel tray – practically irresistible with a budget deal.
Platform and powertrain
And it does a great job. The back floor is 3.11m long and 1.63m wide. At 761mm from the ground, the low floor also makes sand excavation or hardware loading relatively easy. The low floor height is thought to be due to the undercarriage rails and small diameter rear wheels – in this case, 12-inch double gears compared to the 15-inch front wheels and, for this reason, one of each tire is carried. as a spare.
The four-cylinder engine is related to the previous 2.7-liter mill though significantly upgraded to create more power. This engine is also an option for Grand Carnival moving people.
There is only one gearbox in the K2900 and it’s a five-speed manual that turns the long support shaft to the rear wheels. Conventional technology means a direct rear axle with leaf springs and that creates dreadful possibilities for a cordless rear end to jump and poke on any unusual road surface.
Put some weight in the back and the truck goes like a quality midsize car. That’s good news for drivers and up to two passengers living in the front cell with typical bare bones. The seating position is quite good and I never hurt when driving. The rotation is brilliant despite the 5m length and the truck visibility is excellent.
There are power windows and CD players, but no airbags, no ESC and no ABS – although the front brakes are discs. But there are some handy tools. The center seat has a folding back which becomes a flat workspace for documents.
It’s a pure form of transportation and with 10.6 liters / 100km required and a 130,000km warranty for five years, that makes sense for someone who needs an affordable worker.
KIA K2900 Khayback
Price: from $ 30,490
Engine: 2.9-liter, 4-cylinder, turbo-diesel conventional
Capacity: 92kW @ 3800rpm
Torque: 245Nm @ 1500-3250rpm
0-100km / h: today
Economy (official): 10.2 liters / 100km, 10.9 liters / 100km
Emissions: 272g / km (corolla: 175g / km)
Verdict: 80/100 to do exactly what it was designed to do.