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Tiuna UR-53AR50
A Tiuna with a covered cab roof.
Type Light Utility Vehicle
Place of origin Venezuela
Service history
In service2004 - present
Production history
Unit cost$69,767.44 (USD) / BsF. 142.857,00 (VEF) (basic unit)
ProducedJuly 20, 2004 – present
Mass2 tons
Length4.92 meters
Crew9 (Including driver)

Engine General Motors Vortec V8 5.3 litre

The Tiuna UR-53AR50 is a Venezuelan multipurpose military vehicle, presented by CENARECA and assembled locally by Venezolana de Vehículos para la Defensa. [1] The assembly plant is located at Fort Tiuna, Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela. [1]


The Tiuna design was created by Toyota[ citation needed ] to compete with the American-made Humvee, which was first shown to the public on July 20, 2004. [2]

Production vehicles are built with the support of companies that bring vehicle parts for its construction and co-ops that work at the Fort Tiuna Assembly Plant (VVD Headquarters). This vehicle is designed and built in Venezuela.


The following are known production models for the Tiuna: [1] [3]


Map of Tiuna operators in blue Tiuna operators.png
Map of Tiuna operators in blue

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