KAENGSAENG-JAJU-ACHIMKOY-CHONJI LIGHT VAN-HWIPARAM-KUVA-PPEOKKUGGI-PYEONGHWA PASO-SAMCHON-SAMPA-SAMCHONRI-ZUNMA Vehicles and Trucks, Sungri Motor Plant Tokchon, Pyeonghwa Motors, North Korea
|Sungri Motor Plant|
|Revised Romanization||Seungri Jadongcha Gongjang|
|McCune–Reischauer||Sŭngri Chadongch’a Kongjang|
Sungri Motor Plant is a 600,000m2 vehicle factory in the city of Tokchon (덕천), North Korea. It was the most capable plant of the North Korean automotive industry before being surpassed by Pyeonghwa Motors. The plant produces urban and off-road passenger cars, small, medium, and heavy cargo, as well as, haulage construction and off-road trucks and buses. All models are reported to be replicas or derivations of foreign cars. Vehicles are generally for civilian and commercial use, as government officials favour foreign imports and the armed forces have their own facilities.
In North Korea they are used to clone cars from other parts of the world. With or without permission. So you will see on a visit to the country alle falmiliar looking cars, but they are not imported, but cloned.
I will show you pictures of Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, FIAT, etc.:
1968-85 KAENGSAENG 68 Based on the GAZ 69. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance NK
1969 Lada Sachsenring P240 clone
1980 Honda Civic ‘Jaju’ Series II
ACHIMKOY (Flower of the morning)
An advertising board of Pyeonghwa Motors in Pyongyang.
CHONJI LIGHT VAN Chinese Foton SUP BJ1027 Clone
clone car 20
HWIPARAM 1 Fiat Siena clone
HWIPARAM 2 Brilliance Clone
HWIPARAM 1504 (3) Brilliance Clone from 2010
HWIPARAM 1607 VW Jetta Clone 2
HWIPARAM 1610 FAW Besturn B50 clone
HWIPARAM 1613 VW Jetta Clone
HWIPARAM 2005 Chinese Brilliance Zunchi Clone
HWIPARAM 2009 Chinese FAW Besturn B90 Clone
Kaegsaeng Achimkoy or GAZ-M20 Pobeda
KAENGSAENG 85. Made from 1985. Successor of the Kaengsaeng 68 NK
Kaengsaeng 88 Mercedes-Benz 190 (Baureihe W 201)
PPEOKKUGGI 1507 Chinese Great Wall C20R Clone
PPEOKKUGGI 1509 Chinese FAW Jilin Senya S80 Clone
PPEOKKUGGI 2008 Chinese Beiing 212 Xuanfeng with special front
PPEOKKUGGI 2013 FAW Besturn X80 clone
PPEOKKUGGI 2406 Chinese Great Wall Haval Clone
PPEOKPUGGI 1 Vietnamnese Fiat Doblo Clone
PPEOKPUGGI 2, also named PREMIO 4×2 Chinese Huanghai Shugan kits SUV Clone
PPEOKPUGGI 3, also named PREMIO PU Chinese Huanghai Shugan kits SUV clone
PPEOKPUGGI 4WD, also named PRONTO Chinese Huanghai Shugan kits SUV Clone
PPEOKPUGGI 2405 4WD (second model), also named PREMIO CUV Chinese Huanghai Shugan kits SUV Clone
Pyeonghwa Paso 990.
Pyeonghwa Pronto GS
Pyonghwa Motors billboard showing the Hwiparam.
SAMCHON 0208 2015 Chinese Huanghai Ruitu Clone
SAMCHONRI 0808 2013 Chinese FAW Jilin Jiabao V52 old model clone
SAMCHONRI Chinese Brilliance Jinbei Awing kits clone
SAMPA 2008 0104 Chinese Huanghai Plutus Clone
SUNGRI 58 BUS CONVERSION
Sungri 1969 KrAZ 256 B
Sungri Motor Plant Mercedes clone
Sungri-4.25 or GAZ-69A
ZUNMA 1606 2013 Chinese FAW Volkswagen Sagitar Clone
ZUNMA 2008 2013 Chinese FAW Volkswagen CC Clone
ZUNMA South Korean Ssanyoung Chairman Mercedes Benz Clone
The Sungri Motor Plant was founded in November 1950 as the Tokchon Motor Plant (덕천자동차공장). It produced its first vehicle, a Sungri-58 truck, in 1958. In 1975, the plant was renamed Sungri Motor Plant (sungrimeaning victory in Korean). In 1980, annual production was reported by the government to be 20,000 units per year, however the rate was more likely between 6,000 and 7,000 units per year. In 1996 production was crippled due to the country’s economic difficulties, with approximately 150 units produced.Sungri ZR 5000 Giant Dumping Truck, Which Powered by W Shaped 4 cylinder engine En1000Hp,200 Kmph.
- Achimkoy (아침의 꽃 – ‘Flower of the morning’) – 5 seat sedan, a copy of the GAZ-M20 Pobeda. Most likely a single prototype.
- ? (건축 – ‘Construction’)
- Jaju (자주 – ‘Independence’ or ‘Frequent’) – A five-seat passenger car. it means self-reliance. Clone of Volkswagen Passat
- Kaengsaeng (갱생 – ‘Rebirth’) – A more modified Sungri-4.10 (a Korean GAZ 69 and Jeep combination) of 1968, then moved for production on Pyongsang Auto Works.
- Paektusan (백두산 – ‘Mount Paekdu’), Pyongyang 4.10 and Kaengsaeng 88 – Clones of a 1987 Mercedes-Benz W201 luxury passenger car.
- Shintaibaik (신태백 – ‘New Taebaek’)
- Sungri-4.10 – Korean GAZ 69 four-wheel drive car modified with new front end.
- Sungri-4.25 – Pick-up version of Korean GAZ 69.
- Kumsusan,Kyomsusang (금수산 – ‘Mount Kumsu’) – A 40-ton construction truck-dumper of 1979.
- Sonyon – Small urban delivery truck of the 1990s.
- Sungri-58 (승리 58호 – ‘Victory 58’) – A clone of the Soviet GAZ-51 (ГАЗ-51) Truck, however with weaker springs. The Sungri-58 also suffers from unusually high fuel consumption due to its crudely copied GAZ-51 carburetor which has been used since 1961. It was first built in 1958. Later Sungri-58KA and Sungri-58NA (4×4) modifications with new cabin are appeared in the 1970s.
- Sungri-60/10.10) – A large 6×6 truck of 1960, it has a ten-ton payload and was used primarily for military purposes. It was featured on a North Korean stamp from 1961.
- Sungri-61 – Based on the GAZ-63 (ГАЗ-63) truck. It is a 4×4 version of Sungri-58. The Sungri-61 was first built in 1961. Later Sungri-61NA increased payload to 2 tons and a new cabin.
- Sungri/Jaju-64 – Based on the KrAZ 256. A 6×4 dump truck, it has a 10-ton payload and 15-litre V8-cylinder diesel engine. It was featured on a North Korean stamp from 1965. Built from 1964 to 1982.
- Sungri/Jaju-82 – A 4×2 multi-purpose truck of 1982, it has a 10-ton payload and a 15-litre V8-cylinder diesel engine. It was featured in a North Korean stamp from 1988. Sometimes referred to as “Chaju”.
- Sungrisan/Konsor-25 (‘Mount Victory’/’Construction’) – A 25-ton dumper of 1970. It is based on the BelAZ trucks. Later built by the March 30th Works.