Kia K2500 vs. other light commercial utility vehicles


The Kia K2500 is one of the more popular light commercial utility vehicles on the market today. The South Korean automotive brand made sure that its entry to the light commercial vehicle segment has something for every entrepreneur and now offers the K2500 in 10 variants.


Outside, the Kia K2500 packs standard equipment including halogen headlamps, rear combination lamps, body-color front bumpers, manual-folding side and rear-view mirrors, as well as door-mounted turn signal indicators.

Inside you get the basic package: an analog instrument panel, a polyurethane steering wheel and gear shift knob, and manual air-conditioning.

Powering the K2500 is a 2.5-liter engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission. It’s supported by a torsion bar spring suspension setup at the front and a multi-leaf spring arrangement at the rear.

Pricing of the Kia K2500 ranges from P820,000 to P1,110,000.

The Kia K2500 successfully holds the ground for Kia as the nameplate competes with segment staples which we’ll talk about below.

Hyundai H-100

A fellow South Korean, the Hyundai H-100 is another alternative for those looking for an affordable business partner. It packs headlights with bulb-type daytime running lights a body-colored bumper, intermittent wipers, and quadrant convex-type side mirrors.

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The Hyundai H-100 sings to the same tune as the Kia K2500 with a decent three-seater cabin and lots of hard plastic.

Under the hood is a similar 2.5-liter diesel mill mated to a six-speed manual tranny. It uses a double-wishbone and torsion bar springs at the front and a semi-elliptical laminated leaf spring setup at the rear. It also has hydraulic double-acting telescopic-type suspensions at the front and rear axles at the back.

It’s currently offered in two variants with prices at P965,000 and P1,005,000.

Mitsubishi L300

Arguably, no utility vehicle is as iconic as the Mitsubishi L300. Compared to its South Korean counterparts, its exterior has a boxier appearance. It’s fitted with halogen lights, a chrome grille, turn signals integrated on the body-colored bumpers, and a larger rear combination lamp cluster.


Inside, the L300 is no different than the aforementioned utility vehicles. You’ll find front seats for three and plenty of hard and durable plastic trims.

The Mitsubishi L300 packs a 2.2-liter, 16-valve, DOHC, Euro 4-compliant engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

It’s currently offered in a single variant priced at P804,000.

Photos from Kia, Hyundai, and Mitsubishi

Also read: 

Battle of the commercial vehicles: Isuzu Traviz vs. Kia K2500

War of the workhorses: Hyundai H-100 vs. Kia K2500

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