Made in North Korea

North Korean Truck Sungri 58, carrying 4 people


Made from 1958- 1979. Based on Russian GAZ 51. Name Sungri (Synri, Sungli, Sungni) translated as Victory. Made by the Sungri General Auto Works, Tokchon. 4x2 truck, 2 ton payload, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder petrol engine. Exists as cargo truck, bus conversion, fire truck, and truck tractor. Often seen powered by gas generator (wood convertor). Most important North Korean truck for years. Photo Shon Ellerton, 2003.