Breaking News | The new Hyundai Staria will be coming to SA later in this year

The new Hyundai Staria will be coming to SA later in this year

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The motoring industry, motoring enthusiasts and Hyundai lovers have been buzzing with excitement about the new Staria coming to SA in the latter part of the year. It will reach a broad market seeing as there is an option of a 2-11 seat configuration and that there is two derivatives in the lineup: The Staria and Staria Premium.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Staria, which represents our latest effort to spearhead the evolution of mobility, and to address emerging lifestyle needs as we adapt to new ways of living,” says Thomas Schemera, executive vice president and global chief marketing officer. “The Staria is a step forward in connecting us more closely with our environments so that we can get more out of our everyday lives and do more for ourselves in transit.”

 “We are examining all configurations of the Staria – from the luxury 7-seater to the panel van version – to determine what the range in South Africa will consist of. With the luxury derivative, Hyundai will enter a segment for multi-purpose vehicles in the country where the brand did not compete before,” says Stanley Anderson, sales and operations director of Hyundai Automotive SA.

“Further good news is that we shall still have a large people-carrier to offer in the range as a replacement for the popular H-1 9-seater bus that has served many families and businesses well over the years.”

It’s a gorgeous vehicle, inspired by a spaceship, it has defined exterior lines, a beautifully bold grille that is accompanied by horizontal daytime running lights (DRLs) and a positioning lamp and plenty of sleek embellishments.

The inside has taken inspiration from a cruise ship to provide customers with utmost comfort and convenience. It’s very roomy to provide occupants with a spacious and easy-going feel. A 10,25-inch display and ambient lighting wrap up the interior with a sleek and quality feel.

“The Staria is not just reinterpreting spatiality, but also reimagining time spent in transit for the future. Designing for mobility isn’t about vehicle design. It’s about designing to accommodate a variety of lifestyles,” said SangYup Lee, senior vice president and head of global Hyundai design. “The Staria’s interior space and functionalities aim to transform how people experience in-car travel, optimizing journeys by making the most of time in transit.”

Available in a 2.2-litre VGT turbodiesel engine, the Staria is fitted with an eight-speed automatic transmission. It has undergone a range of mechanical improvements to provide occupants with a more refined driving experience and lower fuel usage.

It is jam-packed with the latest safety features including six airbags, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Wireless Module Seat Belt Reminder, Safe Exit Assist and Rear Occupant Alert.