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Rocsta 4WD

1997 Rocsta 4WD

A 1997 Rocsta four wheel drive "Jeep" (right). The banner on the wall says "not for frill-seekers"; this is basic four wheel drive and it can be yours for 19K (Aus, 1997) plus ORC. I think I want one of those palm trees.

[Retona, Melbourne International Motor Show, jpg]

This is a pre production model of the Retona on the Kia and Asia Motors stand at the 1996 Melbourne Motor Show.

Rocsta Classic SWB 1996

  • Short wheel base soft-top, 2+2 seats, 2 doors
  • loa: 3585mm, width: 1688mm, height: 1820mm
  • GVM: 1620kg
  • Petrol:
    • JS-R F8, 1798cc 4-cyls carb' ohc
    • bore: 86mm, stroke: 77mm
  • Diesel:
    • JD-R R2, 2184cc 4-cyls ohc
    • bore: 86mm, stroke: 94mm
  • transmission: 5m, 2 speed transfer case
  • suspension: beam-leaf/beam-leaf
  • tyres: 215-75R15

Rocsta LWB 1996

  • Long wheel base ute (pickup), 2 seats, 2 doors
  • loa: 4350mm(*), width: 1688mm, height: 1960mm, weight: 1200kg (unladen)
  • turning radius: 13.4m
  • R2 diesel or F8 pterol engines (see above)
  • transmission: 5m, 2-speed transfer case
  • suspension: beam-leaf/beam-leaf
  • tyres: 215-75R15
  • (*) overall dimensions depend on tray fitted

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1997 --> side view on a hill

My KIA Rocsta SWB 1973 2.2 Diesel. It is Detroit locked front and rear, with spring-over conversion, Quik Disconnects front, BlueTongue compressor,. . . 

front quarter view on the hill

... quick hitch front and rear, 31" TSLs & 33" Swamper Boggers, Alpine Stacker, UniFilter foam filter, Snorkel, quick remove doors & other mods. A real fun rig,loves mud - Brian Harris [1/'01]

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