Type - Armoured personnel carrier
Place of origin - Ukraine
In service - 2006
Designer - Kremenchuk Automobile Assembly Plant
Designed - 2002
Manufacturer - Kremenchuk Automobile Assembly Plant
Unit cost - $50,000-250,000
Variants - Hunter, Commander, C
Mass - 3.56 t. and up depending on the armour
Length - 5.3 m.
Width - 2.5
Height - 2.1
Diameter - 18-20 inches
Crew - 5-9
Armor - 10 mm . D6, D7 class
Engine - 4-cylinder 3.9-liter diesel
Payload capacity - 2 t
Transmission - Iveco manual
Suspension - independent, 4x4
Ground clearance - 300-600 mm. adjustable
Maximum speed - 140 km/h
VEPR (Ukrainian: Автомобіль Високо-Ефективної ПРохідності (Avtomobil Vysoko-Efektyvnoyi PRokhidnosti) is a Ukrainian multi-purpose off-road vehicle designed and assembled by the Kremenchuk Automobile Assembly Plant. (The name is a pun: Ukrainian: Вепр, wild boar.)
The designers' goal was to create an SUV-type vehicle which would have the same terrain ability traditionally reserved for larger cargo vehicles, such as the KrAZ and Ural. The patent has been received for the passenger-cargo vehicle.
The per-unit price of the VEPR is estimated to be between $50,000 and $250,000.
Fuel consumption is said to be modest for a vehicle of this size, with 14 liters per 100 km in urban areas, and 11.5 liters per 100 km on highways. This makes the VEPR more fuel-efficient than the smaller Hummer.
Standard modification includes:
Adjustable pressure tires for use on all terrains
A/C and heat independent of the engine
Drum brakes of closed type, for harsh temperatures and driving over ford crossings, can clear up to 1.5 meter water level
Stainless steel frame and parts
VEPR-K "Commander" (ВЕПР-К «Командир»)
- military armored variant.
- extreme off-road, civilian unarmored variant. It is said to be targeted at the American Hummer SUV.
VEPR-K "Sport" (ВЕПР-К «Спорт») - Unarmored rally car, at least one was made in 2013.
VEPR-M "Hunter" (ВЕПР-М «Мисливець») - Fully enclosed unarmored cab-forward truck.
VEPR-S "Special" (ВЕПР-С «Спеціальний») - fully enclosed cab-forward multi-purpose armored vehicle with «Кольчуга» passive sensor or «Мандат-Б1Е» electronic countermeasure system. Only 15 were made. Not produced since may 2011.
At least 10 vehicles have been produced for the Siberian Tyumen and Yakutiya regions, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan until 15 March 2006.
Georgia - 1 VEPR-S "Special" since May 2008
Greece - 1 VEPR-S "Special" since May 2008