Asia Rocsta

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Asia Rocsta
R2 1.jpg
Manufacturer Asia Motors
Production 1985–1997
Body and chassis
Class four wheel drive
Body style Mini SUV
Engine 1.8 Petrol
2.2 (R2) Diesel
Successor Asia/Kia Retona

The Asia Rocsta is a four-wheel drive off-road vehicle built by Asia Motors Corporation in South Korea.

The Rocsta is derived from the Korean army's 4WD vehicle, also developed by Asia Motors. Because this model was cheaper than competing 4WD vehicles, it contributed to the increase in popularity of offroad racing in Korea.

Asia Motors launched the Rocsta in 1990, and retired it in 1997. From 1998, the Rocsta's replacement, the Asia Retona, was sold under the Kia badge.

UK sales of the Rocsta ran from 1994–1997, which included both 1.8 litre petrol and 2.2 litre diesel models. Both could be purchased with either a hard or soft-top. Both models were distributed by Kia Motors and used Kia copies of standard Mazda engines, with five-speed manual transmission.

1994 Asia Rocsta (Australia)

The Rocsta was also sold in Australia between 1993 and 2000.


  • Rocsta 1.8 DX Hard Top
  • Rocsta 1.8 DX Soft Top
  • Rocsta 2.2
  • Rocsta 2.2 4WD
  • Rocsta 2.2 D Soft Top
  • Rocsta 2.2 Diesel DX H/Top
  • Rocsta 2.2 Diesel DX S/Top
  • Rocsta 2.2 Diesel Soft Top
  • Rocsta R2 Wagon


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