Karlmann King: World’s Most Expensive SUV Is A $2 Million Chinese Spin On A Ford F-550

If you thought the upcoming Rolls-Royce Cullinan was instantly going to become the world’s most luxurious SUV, you probably never heard of, the Karlmann King.

Designed by Chinese company IAT, the King is meant to offer you an exclusive experience unlike any other, which is why it would cost you $2 million to buy one in base form, or some $3.8 million if you go nuts with the customization options, which include armored bodywork.

While it may take after stealth fighters, there really isn’t anything stealthy about this massive SUV. In fact, it’s so big, they had to use a Ford F-550 in order to lay the groundwork – this includes the Ford’s 6.8-liter V10 engine, although it’s said to have been massaged to produce some 400 HP.

Even with all that muscle, the most you’ll be doing in this truck is 87 mph (140 km/h), which is slow even by Back to the Future standards. Of course, the fact that it’s 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) wide and weighs six tonnes (13,227 lbs) is what contributes to its top speed being so limited.

It is inside however where the King really comes to life, with its ambient lighting, retractable widescreen TV, refrigerator, Nespresso machine and electrically operated pop-out tables. It’s beyond any other SUV we can think of, and few luxury limos look anywhere close to this “rich” on the inside, unless they’ve also been tuned.

According to Fox, buyers can also opt for a six-seat, six-door version, although you’ll need to move quickly since IAT will only build nine total units.

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  • klowik

    Lexus NX concept going extreme!!!

  • salamOOn

    I’ve seen a lot of absurd prices being asked for coach built vehicles based off of something far cheaper but this is ridiculous.

  • thunder bolt

    2-3 million and no push button to start the engine, that’s a deal breaker right there. I’m out.

    • Bash



  • Bash

    Is it invisible on Radars as in speeding cameras, I don’t think so, so no thanks..
    And btw good luck trying to sell a single digit number of those.

  • OdysseyTag

    Belongs in a game and little else.

  • Harry_Wild

    It is the perfect vehicle for trips to Rodeo Drive and dinner afterwards!

  • Knotmyrealname

    In all those photos I didn’t see one Chinese ‘designer’.

    • Lol and i thought they only Arabs do that kind of stuff. Just hire others to do work.

      • Knotmyrealname

        …and think.
        ….and design.

    • Shobin Drogan

      There’s a possibility the car is made in China to appeal to Chinese customers or just to reduce overall manufacturing cost (even though its way overpriced for what you’re getting.)

      • Definitely the Former, this sort of car is popular in China somehow. Appearantly flashy military look a like luxobarge is a staple there.

  • Rzrlf


  • And I thought Dartz is stupid, this car make Dartz looks smart actually.

    And yeah Chinese are digging this quasi military truck look a like. Google car called S. Patton, Just hideous.

  • Bob White

    What a poseur? One RPG in the grill and the sand ni**er is looking for a burial site.

  • TrevP

    It’s ugly.

  • SteersUright

    Stupid and excessive, not to mention excessively polluting vehicle. Do you desperately need to show off your wealth this badly? Sad.

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