Made in North Korea
A short overview of all the cars, trucks and buses made in North Korea (DPRK). You will find all these vehicles and many more in our history document "Automobiles Made in North Korea".

Kaensaeng 68KA, the NorthKorean GAZ 69 jeep

KAENGSAENG 68KA

Made from 1968- 1985. Based on the GAZ 69. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang. 4x4 cross country vehicle, 5-seats 4-door, 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine.
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Kaengsaeng 68NA, a hybrid with one door left and two doors right

KAENGSAENG 68NA

Made from 1968- 1985. Based on the GAZ 69/ GAZ 69A. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang.
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KAENGSAENG 68 TRUCK

Made from 1968- 1980s. Based on the GAZ 69. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang. 4x2 cargo truck, 1 ton payload, 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. Photo Heikki Majara, 1997.
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KAENGSAENG 85

Made from 1985. Successor of the Kaengsaeng 68. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang. 4x4 cross country vehicle, 4-door, 2.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine. Only a few made.
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KAENGSAENG 85 METAL ROOF

Made 1970s or 1980s. Based on the Kaengsaeng 85 with soft top, which was the successor of the Kaengsaeng 68. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang.
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PAEKTUSAN c. 1979

Made 1970s. Unknown car, probably made by the Pyongsang Auto Works. Name Paektusan translated as Mount Paikdu (Baikdu). Photo from the movie Uliga saneun geoli (1982).
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PYONGYANG 4.10, also named KAENGSAENG 88

Made in 1987- 1988. Based on the German Mercedes Benz W201. Name Kaengsaeng translated as Self Reliance. 4.10 was named after a declaration of Kim Il Sung on April 10 1987, that when South Korea was making cars, North Korea could do the same.
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PAEKTUSAN

Made early 1990s. Based on the German Mercedes Benz. It is possible that the car is just a re-badged Mercedes. Name Paektusan translated as Mount Paikdu (Baikdu).
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TAEPAEKSAN 70

Made from 1970- 1990s. Taepaeksan (Taebaeksan) translated as Mount Taepaek. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang. 4x2 truck, 4.5 ton payload. Exists as cargo truck, dumper, box van and tanker truck. Rather unknown truck.
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TAEPAEKSAN (2)

Made from 1970s- 1990s. Taepaeksan (Taebaeksan) translated as Mount Taepaek. Made by the Pyongsang Auto Works, Pyongsang. 4x2 truck, 6 ton payload. Exists as cargo truck. Rather unknown truck. Photo Willy Mueller, 2008.
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