The Starex has been one of the popular vehicles by multinational automaker Hyundai over the years. Even before its official Philippine release, this vehicle was in demand, and an increase for second-hand options was felt in the surplus market. This all-new Hyundai Grand Starex is a reliable passenger and utility van known for effortlessly mixing a luxurious vibe with a beefed-up exterior. Inside, it offers one of the most comfortable and spacious cabins available in the market today. Locally, the Hyundai Grand Starex is available in nine variants with two to 18 seats. It comes in Timeless Black, Tan Brown, Creamy White, and Hyper Metallic Silver.
The first-generation Hyundai Starex was introduced in 1997. It was marketed as a light commercial van with four doors and succeeded the Hyundai Grace. Globally, it is known as the Hyundai H-1 and the Hyundai H200.
Its second generation was renamed as the Hyundai Grand Starex and was unveiled globally including the Philippines in 2007. It featured a larger dimension paired with a powerful CRDi engine. In 2018, this efficient van got a worthy upgrade.
Great for journeys with the family (Pakistan-spec Model shown)
One of its most distinctive features of the Hyundai Grand Starex is a wide and modern chrome grille paired with projector-type headlamps and halogen fog lamps embedded in the bumper. Its body is still jacked, with pleasant character lines and curves. It is decorated with side garnish, side sill molding, contemporary sliding doors, and power side mirrors with LED side repeaters. Its rear is filled with nice details such as a spoiler with high mount stop lamp, and lift type tailgate.
The theme inside its spacious cabin is beige matched with premium fabric and high-quality plastic. The Grand Starex has four captain chairs on the second row and a bench-type seat on the last row. It offers an enormous leg and headroom for a maximum of 12 passengers depending on the variant.
Comfort is guaranteed as the Grand Stares is fitted with a good number of air vents for air conditioning. It is placed on the cabin’s ceiling. Adjusting the temperature at the back is easy as control knobs are installed for the convenience of passengers.
Technology & Safety Features
The Hyundai Grand Starex is equipped with an eight-inch infotainment system. Its head unit comes with MP3 compatibility and it can also be connected through USB, AUX, and Bluetooth.
Drivers will be delighted by the hydraulic power steering system and the tilt-adjustable steering wheels of the Grand Starex. For charging mobile devices, USB chargers are available in the second row.
In terms of safety, the Grand Starex offers dual front and side airbags, an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, back warning system, and electronic stability program.
Platform & Chassis
This passenger carrier is built using the Hyundai TQ platform. At the front, the Grand Starex is affixed with a MacPherson with coil springs. A rigid axle multi-link with coil springs provides suspension at the rear. Stopping is guaranteed by disc brakes in all corners of the vehicle.
Engine & Drivetrain
The Hyundai Grand Starex runs using a 2.5-liter VRT CRDi diesel engine paired with an automatic five-speed gearbox that is also furnished with manual mode.