A new utility vehicle series called K9 has been launched by KIOTI with the debut of the K9 2400 model.

The K9 range joins the Mechron series as part of an expanded utility vehicle product offering from Kioti and includes contemporary styling, enhanced ergonomics and an abundance of storage.

“The launch of the K9 Series marks continued growth for Kioti,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, from Kioti. “The new K9 comes from the same rugged, workhorse bloodline as the Mechron, but offers an enhanced level of performance, operator comfort and new high-value standard features.”

Operators will benefit from a new automotive-style dash configuration, tilt steering and front/rear independent dual A-arm suspension with CV joint guards. The K9 is also equipped with a 24 horsepower, 3 cylinder, in-line vertical, water-cooled Daedong diesel engine with a ground speed up to 31mph.

With one of the largest all-metal beds in its class, the K9 has an impressive 1,102 lbs capacity and an optional hydraulic dump kit. Other key standard features include 12.5 inch ground clearance with HD, Turf, ATV and Tomahawk tyre options, a towing capacity of 1,300 lbs and payload capacity of 1,598 lbs, spray-in bed liner, hydraulic power steering, protection package with full-coverage skid plates and front grill guard, and front and rear hitch receivers.

Operators can also choose optional accessories including a rear screen, working lamps, remote hydraulic kit, canopy and windshield.

The new K9 will be on display and available for demonstration at Kirkland’s inaugural vineyard open day on 21 August at Simpsons Wine Estate, Canterbury.