The versatile K2500 showcased in various configurations at the 2022 Manila Food & Beverage Expo

June 17, 2022

Entrepreneurs and companies in the food and beverage industries can now personally witness why the Kia K2500 and its different configurations are ideal for their business operations. Visit Kia’s booth at the Manila Foods and Beverages Expo (MAFBEX) happening from June 15 up to 19 and see the flexible capabilities of the South Korean car brand’s light duty truck variants.

Powered by a 2.5L turbo diesel engine mated to a class-leading 6-speed manual transmission, the K2500 has one of the highest performance levels in the cab and chassis segment, and provides that much needed dependability and fuel-efficiency when delivering goods.

Its 4,825mm length, 1,740mm width, and up to 1,235kg of payload capacity all combine to make it highly capable in terms of carrying heavy or high-volume cargo. A high ground clearance of 200mm allows it to remain fully functional even in flood-prone areas. And to top it all off, the K2500 is the only light duty truck in the country that’s available in 4x4! Companies in these industries can smoothly perform business operations even on rough roads outside the city.

Three Kia K2500 variants are currently taking the spotlight at MAFBEX: The K2500 Refrigerated Van, K2500 Kargo, and K2500 Double Cab Dropside.

K2500 Refrigerated Van​

The K2500 Refrigerated Van is perfect for businesses that deal with perishable goods and frozen foods on a daily basis. Its body is manufactured locally by Centro Nippon Fruehauf Cooltech Inc. (CFCI)—one of the best suppliers of temperature-controlled van bodies in the country. The K2500 Refrigerated Van is capable of consistently delivering up to -20 degrees Centigrade of box temperature but can achieve up to -25 degrees Centrigrade when needed. Aside from providing superior thermal insulation, its panels are also environment friendly and less water absorptive which adds durability.

K2500 Kargo

The K2500 Kargo is the ideal configuration for catering business and other companies requiring a large cargo capacity. Its enclosed body offers generous space for all the ingredients, appliances, equipment, and other supplies needed in the trade. Highlighted in MAFBEX is the Kargo’s capability to service food catering business needs where its 6 cubic meter volume capacity can handle as much as 16 cooler boxes, 72 glass trays with glasses, and 16 chaffing dishes.

This utility vehicle can also be used by small and medium food enterprises that regularly need to transport ingredients or supplies that have no need for refrigeration.

K2500 Double Cab Dropside

The Kia K2500 is the only light duty truck in the country that offers the double cab dropside configuration. It can seat up to 6 people, while its dropside allows for the easy loading and unloading of goods. This configuration can carry as much as 20 fruit and vegetable crates. That’s why it’s the choice of those in the agricultural business: fresh produce suppliers, farmers, livestock raisers, fisheries, and the like. The double cab dropside has 26 strategically placed rope hooks and additional two “canopy hooks,” as Kia would call it to connect canopy or other accessories.

Reliable After-Sales Support for A Reliable Commercial Vehicle

Of course, all K2500 configurations come with generous after-sales perks so that entrepreneurs, companies, and corporations can do business operations with peace of mind.

  • A warranty that lasts for 3 years or 110,000 kms., whichever comes first.
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance which is also free for 3 years.
  • Readily available spare parts which ensures reduced downtime. And, if there are parts that need to be shipped from abroad, Kia’s reliable shipping partner will bring them in as soon as possible!

Feeling inspired to get the K2500 for your business? All of the variants mentioned are currently displayed at MAFBEX at the Kia K2500 Kargado Karavan booth. Kia K2500 Kargado Karavan 2022 is a roving exhibition mounted in dealerships and trade shows to help business owners discover the best utility vehicles for them.

Manny Aligada, President of Kia Philippines, best states it: “The Kargado Karavan aims to help businesses find the ideal K2500 configuration that will take their operations to the next level which includes companies and corporations in the food and beverage businesses. We are confident that our presence at MAFBEX will help accomplish this goal.”

The Kia K2500 cab and chassis 4x2 is priced at P925,000 while the 4x4 retails at P1,015,000. The 4x4 single cab and double dropside are offered at P1,010,000 and P1,115,000, respectively. The body configurations for the cab and chassis are dealer options available in the 42 dealership network nationwide.

Kia Philippines partners with Sonax—the official event auto detailer--to ensure that all K2500 units displayed at MAFBEX are in exhibition standards in terms of cleanliness.

For more information on the K2500, visit Kia Philippines website at, like and follow Kia Philippines on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to its YouTube channel.

About the Author

Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.