Hyundai Starex – Encyclopedia

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Hyundai Grand Starex

Hyundai Starex

The Hyundai Starex is a van built by the Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Indonesia. First generation models were known in Europe as the Hyundai H-1 and as the Hyundai H200 in the Netherlands. For the second generation, Australian and UK market models are sold as the Hyundai iLoad (cargo version) and Hyundai iMax (people mover version), and in Continental Europe as the Hyundai i800 . European models, like those in Australia are differentiated as the Hyundai H-1 Cargo (cargo version) and Hyundai H-1 Travel (people mover version) in The Netherlands it’s called Hyundai H300 . The People mover version of the H300 is for fleet only.

First generation (1997–2007) [edit ]

Second generation (2007–present) [edit ]

Hyundai Starex in the Philippines

The 2nd-generation vehicle was introduced as the Grand Starex with larger dimensions and much stronger CRDi engine. The CRDi engine is a 2.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) delivering 167#160;hp (125#160;kW; 169#160;PS)Template:Convert/track/abbr/on at 3,800 rpm with 289#160;lb·ft (392#160;N·m)Template:Convert/track/abbr/on of torque between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm.

In Malaysia the Starex is available in a more luxurious variant with DVD player, 7-inch LCD panel and fully equipped with body kit. Called Grand Starex Royale the vehicle won many car awards such as the Autocar Asean 2008 for Large MPV category, [ 5 ] 1st Place in Asian Auto Bosch Fuel Efficiency 2008 in Luxury MPV Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 8.5l/100#160;km [ 6 ] as well as the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the large MPV category. [ 7 ] The vehicle is also sold with the longest warranty in Malaysia spotting a 5 Year, 300,000#160;km warranty. [ 8 ]

In Indonesia, Hyundai Starex is available with the name Hyundai H-1 . Hyundai H-1 is introduced in 2008, with 3 options: GLS, Elegance, and XG. At first, only petrol engines is available for H-1. The diesel engines came in February 2010, when Hyundai decided to produce H-1 in Indonesia for ASEAN market. [ 9 ] [ 10 ] In Indonesia, one of H-1’s competitor is Toyota Alphard. [ 11 ] It also competes with Toyota HiAce in the Philippines.

In Thailand, the Starex is marketed as the Hyundai H-1. It comes in three variants, the Touring, Executive and Deluxe. All come with 12 seats.

The Executive and Deluxe were badged as Maesto until a minor change in 2011.

The Grand Starex VIP variant based on H-1 with 7 seats and a 2nd-row Double VIP seats that can electrically control on recline and leg support and 19-inch TV and DVD player are available in late 2010, [ 12 ] and then Grand Starex Premium with sliding Double Super VIP seats on 2nd row and smaller 10.2-inch DVD player screen available in late 2012. [ 13 ]

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