2nd Generation DFSK K01 S Mini truck (2008-2020)
K series of DFSK was introduced in 2015 as a venture between Dongfeng Motors and Chongqing Sokon automobile industry. K01 S is one of the mini-truck version of K series that was imported from China to other countries including Pakistan. Previously it was imported from China but afterwards, DFSK signed an agreement with Engineering Development Board to promote locally produced cars in Pakistan. This initiative moved on to its glory and locally assembled vehicles made the price economical to the customers where three vehicles were announced to launch in Pakistan that includes K01, K07 and C37.
K01 S is considered to be a commercial loader competing with the biggest automobile company ‘Suzuki’. It is named as MINI TRUCK because of its two tones loading capacity along with nine feet loading bed and the story does not end here, it also features dual-circuit hydraulic braking system and Euro 4 Standard safety rating making it the most trusted loader in the market. Regal Motors held an official ceremony on 25th September 2020 to introduce their locally assembled promised vehicles in Pakistan that include Glory 580 Crossover and the K01S Mini truck. DFSK is also planning to introduce Glory 330 and Glory 337 soon in Pakistan after its successful launch of K01S and Glory 580.
Engines, drivetrain & Power:
2020 DFSK K01S Mini truck is available in two engine options that include 1012 ml (1.0 Liter) L4 sixteen valve engine producing power of 39 KW and torque of 78 Nm, 1050 ml (1.1 Liter) sixteen valve engine producing peak power of 39 kW and torque 78 Nm while the third option of the engine is 1298 ml (1.3 litres) sixteen valve engine producing 60.5 KW peak power and maximum torque of 102 Nm. All three engines are paired with a five-speed manual transmission system and offer a real wheel drive option.
Performance & Drive:
K01S delivers an efficient driving performance with smooth ride quality and precise handling. The Macpherson axles on front and leaf spring axles on the rear give a smooth suspension system letting you have perfect handling and facing all the odds to deliver you a good ride. Similarly, the braking system is also efficient and improved with disc axles on front and drum axles on the rear that let the driver apply brakes smoothly without any jerks and discomfort making the driver even smoother. The top speed of K01S is 120 kilometres per hour which is much appealing for a commercial loading truck while the 1298ml engine delivers you the top speed of 100 kilometres per hour.
Fuel economy: of KO1S is also very economical giving you a mileage of hundred kilometres with the consumption of 5.8 litres at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour and it gives you a fuel tank capacity of 40 litres. Another wonderful thing in this mini truck is its two-ton loading capacity and a nine feet loading bed which makes it quite versatile and the dual-circuit hydraulic braking system gives it smoother execution even with such a heavy load on it. Rear-wheel driving option let you carry heavy loads easily anywhere with minimum efforts.
Exterior design and features:
DFSK K01S mini truck comes in a variety of three carrier capacity that includes 2300 millimetres carrier, 2500 millimetre carrier and 2700 millimetres carrier. The 2500 millimetres carrier and 2300 millimetres carrier is available in 1050 cc engine vehicle while 2700 millimetres carrier is available in 997 cc engine vehicle .K01S 2700 millimetres variant has largest dimensions and its overall length is 4390 millimetres and overall width is 1560 millimetres while the K01S 2500 millimetres variant has an overall length of 4150 millimetres and width of 1560 millimetres and lastly the K01S 2300 millimetres variant features an overall length of 3950 millimetres and width of 1560 millimetres while the height of all variants is same that is 1835 millimetres. It offers a ground clearance of 175 millimetres.
K01S has a typical loader shape with a front-facing like a mini truck and featuring LED headlights along with front fog lights to assist the drivers a safe drive even in extreme weather conditions. the fourteen inches steel wheels give this mini truck good looks and lastly talking about its exterior colours, it is available in three exterior colours that include silver, white and grey and you can have your personalize K01S.
Interior design and features:
Interior cabin of this mini truck is comfortable for the driver offering seating capacity for two adults that is the driver and the front passenger. The cabin features a proper air conditioning system, heating system, ashtray, glove console, front door storage pocket, sun visors and front three-point seat belts. AM/FM radio is provided for the entertainment of drivers and passengers. Thus the interior cabin is equipped with all necessary features needed to have a comfortable drive. This loading truck is mostly used for commercial purposes for carrying luggage from place to place and drivers have to drive long distances thus the cabin is designed in a way to give maximum comfort to the drivers so they can do their jobs happily.
Safety ratings and features of DFSK K01S are not identified yet but some of the safety features mentioned are disc brakes, three-point seatbelts, hydraulic braking system and front seats given with proper headrest ensuring you a comfortable and safe drive.
Price for 2020 DFSK K01S starts from 10.49 lacs Pakistani rupees which is quite economical as compared to its competitors.
DFSK K01S Mini truck is a big competitor to all big brands already running successfully in Pakistan like Suzuki because of its budget-friendly price. Suzuki Mega Carry Xtra is available at a starting price of 13.0 lacs Pakistani rupees while you can get K01S in a comparatively lower price which is a big attraction for all customers who are setting up their business and need their own very cheap loading truck. You can now even order K01S from the Daraz website and get your vehicle at your doorstep in one to five days.