Sherpa K2 Series
|1982 to 1987|
|Body and chassis|
|Successor||Freight Rover 200 Series|
The short-lived K2 Sherpa had a neater appearance and much improved side-access to the load bay. The Sherpa van could now be bought in 200, 230, 250 and 280 versions. The crewbus and minibus continued in 250 form. Loadspace remained at 190 cubic feet (5.4 m3), but a new "Hi Capacity" walk-thru body was also offered, built on either the 255 or 280 chassis-cab, and offering 330 cubic feet (9.3 m3) of loadspace. An optional Luton body took loadspace up to 460 cubic feet (13 m3), again with a choice of basic chassis-cab GVWs.
The original, integral pick-up had now been dropped in favour of a drop-side pick-up built on the Sherpa chassis-cab. The 255 and 280 chassis-cabs were also available on their own, ready to receive bespoke bodywork.
Engine availability continued unaltered, with 1.7 and 2.0-litre O-series petrol units, the 1.8-litre B-series diesel and the option of a Landi-Hartog LPG conversion, first introduced at the launch of Freight Rover the year before. A 4WD Sherpa van was also now offered.