Asia Rocsta Jeep
1990 to 1999
Gasoline :1.8 litres (57 kW)
The Asia Rocsta is an off-road vehicle from South Korea from Asia Motors a subsidiary of Kia Motors built in the 1990s
Since March 1990, the Rocsta 102, so the official name, in the Korean Gwangju produced. Asia Motors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors, produces mainly military and commercial vehicles and has been part of the Kia Group since 1976. Jeep-like workhorse all-roader. Instant change between two- and four-wheel drive and freewheel
hubs for better fuel economy. Tough build quality stemming from its original need to be bullet-proof, excellent off-road performance although basic to the point of crudeness when on normal roads.
The KM 410, a light multi-purpose off-road vehicle for the Korean army, which was fabricated with the old Jeep M38A pressing tools, which explains its similarity to the Jeep. The civil Rocsta 102 was developed on the basis of KM 410. In addition to some technical changes (for example, the use of 1.8-liter Mazda engines instead of the 2.0-liter Kia engines and gearboxes with longer, roadworthy translations) the Rocsta got right steel doors instead of the Jeep-typical door cut-outs, with short or long wheel base and many plastic parts in the interior (for example, dashboard) and on the body (fender flares, side skirts).
In 1991, the Rocsta was first imported to Europe just five months after its launch, the Rocsta - the first Korean 4x4 off-roader in the UK market. First to Italy, from 1993 to Holland and to England. The Rocsta was available only at certain Kia sales outlets, but was still offered by independent retailers. The American Jeep style vehicle introduced with side body
stripes, alloy wheels, front & rear mudflaps, rear lamp guards & tilt adjustable steering: Cloth & Vinyl Uphdlstery, reclining front seats, folding rear, lockable glove box, storage area under seats. Rollover bar (Soft Top only). Rev counter, digital clock, front console & 4 speaker radio cassette.
Both offered with petrol and diesel engines that come from Mazda. The petrol engine is the 1.8-liter engine (F8) from the old Mazda 626 with catalyst and electronically controlled carburettor 78 hp from 1.8 litre capacity. The 2.2-liter diesel engine (R2) comes from the Mazda Bus E2000 or Transporter. The power is 61 hp.Both came with a with five-speed manual transmission.
- Performance: 0-60mph + top speed:
1.8 21 secs/74mph,
- Fuel consumption:
2.2 27-37mpg, diesel.
- Max power: 57 kW (77hp) 5500/min, 31.9 kW/L (43.3 hp.'L)
- Max torque: 133Nm (13.6 mkp) 3000/min
- Vmax (factory) 127 km/h, @ 1000/min in 5.speed. 29.7 km/h
- Fuel consumption: 10/15 litre 100 km.
Performance: 2.2L diesel
- Vmax (factory) 133 km/h, V 1000rpm in 5th.
- 33.4 km/h; 0-100 km/h 27 sec
- weight/power. 24.9 kg/kW (17.6kg/hp)
- Fuel consumption: 8/12 litres 100 km.
- 53 kW (72 hp)4250/min, 24.3 kW/L (33 hp/L) 144Nm(14.7 mkp) @ 2000/min
- diesel.Maximum power 61/63/65/68/70/72 hp
- MAR 1994 Diesel 2.2 and petrol 1.8 hard and soft top variants diesel soft top in base form only, all other combinations in DX trim level. Prices range from £9500 for base to around £ 10,800 for the others.
- MAY 1994 detachable hard top to replace the soft top, side and front nudge bars, spare wheel cover, sill guards, side steps.
- AUG 1994 new suspension with six leaf springs front and four plus helper springs on the rear. Exisiting owners can have the new system retro-fitted free, indicating just how bad the original was.
The traditional suspension of beam and leaf-spring was later updated to include a new suspension system for the Rocsta which greatly improves the ride comfort both on and off-road with better axle articulation giving more wheel contact in arduous driving.With either a hard or soft-top options in addition to the standard version, there was a "DX" equipment, which included a power steering, a height-adjustable steering wheel, tachometer, clock, centre console, and alloy wheels with tires size 235/75 R 15.In 1998, under the model name Kia Rocsta once again offered a larger batch of 1.8-liter petrol models with air conditioning and closed hardtop.
Digital clock Two spoke steering wheel. Front head restraints. Folding rear seat. Adjustable steering column. Rev counter. Centre console. Tilt slide front seats. Xenon cloth Mm. Cloth seat and door trim.
Asia Rocsta Technical details and specifications (1990-1999)
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
wheelbase 213 cm
track 130/130 cm
ground clearance 20 cm
length 358 cm
width 169 cm
height 182 cm.lwb: wheelbase 273 cm
Body, weight:Wagon,with Hardtop; 3 doors, 4 seats; empty 1310 kg.
1.8 - 77 hp Fuel injection
4 cyl. online (86x77mm), 1789 cm
compression ratio: 8.6:1
1 overhead camshaft(toothed belt)
monopoly electron injection.
2.2 diesel 61 hp
4 cyl. inline
Bore and stroke: 86x94mm
Engine capacity: 2184 cc
Max power:45 kW (61 hp) @ 4050/min, 20.6 kW/L (28 hp/L);diesel.
CAV Rotodiesel injection pump
85 Ah battery
55 A alternator
Drive: rear wheels or all wheels
transfer case: l. 1; ll. 2.2.
5 speed gearbox: 1st. 3.57; 2nd. 221; 3rd. 1.44; 4th. 1; 5th.0.89; AR 3.85
Final drive: 4.88.
Box frame with crossbars
rigid axle, leaf springs; A.V.anti-roll bar; amortized. telescoping.
front discs rear with drums, hand brake on wheels
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Asia Rocsta Service Guide (1990-1999)
Engine oil capacity 3.8 L
coolant capacity: 7.7 L.
petrol tank: 60L or 65 L
tires: 215/75 R 15, 235/75 R 15
wheels: 7 J rims.
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