Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
XK1 - Developmental Designation; based largely on the American Abrams MBT.
K1 - Original production model; 1,027 examples
K1 PIP - Upgraded K1 models
K1E1 - Upgraded K1 PIP models based on K1A2 upgrades
K1A1 - Upgraded K1 model; 120mm main gun; 484 examples; upgraded to K1A2 standard.
K1 AVLB - Bridgelayer
K1 ARV - Armored Recovery Vehicle
K1M - Proposed Malaysian Export Variant; not accepted.
K1A2 - Upgraded K1A1 model; appearing in 2013; improved communications, navigation, amphibious capabilities, Active Protection System (APS), and crew comforts.