Hyundai Stargazer coming to PH in November 

Updated Aug 17, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

After months of speculation, it has been confirmed for arrival here.

The Philippine market has a robust compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) segment, mainly inhabited by Japanese and Chinese nameplates. Soon, they will be joined by Hyundai, as the automaker reveals that the Stargazer will be arriving in the Philippines by November 2022. 

Hyundai Stargazer

The impending Philippine arrival of the Hyundai Stargazer will heat up the compact MPV competition even more

This was announced at the media appreciation luncheon hosted by Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) held Wednesday at the Okada Manila Hotel in Parañaque. The event also served as the formal debut of HMPH’s lineup. 

The Hyundai Stargazer is assembled in Indonesia, where the PH-market Creta is also sourced. It was first introduced in that market on July 15, eventually making its formal debut at the 29th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) held in August. 

Taking its Sleek One Box body style as well as design cues from the larger Staria, the Stargazer shares its platform with both the Creta and the Kia Carens. The fascia is similar to the one the Staria uses, with a full-width light bar hovering over a smaller grille flanked by LED headlamps. 

Stargazer interior

Although three seating rows are standard, we might be getting the 7-seat version

Unlike its bigger corporate sibling, however, the Stargazer features a higher beltline. The MPV is available with either 15-inch steel wheels or 16-inch alloys across four trim levels.  

For the interior, the Stargazer is available in both 6- and 7-seat configurations for the Indonesian market, the former coming with second-row captain’s chairs. It offers an 8-inch touchscreen head unit that supports Bluetooth and voice recognition, along with wireless smartphone charging.        

Propulsion comes in the form of a 1.5-liter Smartstream gasoline engine rated at 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. Transmission options include a 6-speed manual gearbox and Hyundai’s proprietary Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT).

Hyundai Ioniq 5

HMPH has also confirmed plans to sell the Ioniq 5 EV in our market 

The Stargazer’s impending arrival is expected to intensify competition in a segment dominated by stalwarts such as the Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Avanza, and Suzuki Ertiga. But that’s not all, as HMPH also confirmed that it will be bringing in the refreshed Palisade midsize SUV and the award-winning Ioniq 5 electric vehicle. Stay tuned for more updates regarding these two models.

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In the local market, Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc., under the leadership of Lee Dong-Wook now sells Hyundai models locally as of 2022.  

The brand’s lineup consists of the new crossovers which includes the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Creta. Under the MPV category, the Korean marque then has the new Staria model. The most affordable model in the local Hyundai lineup is the Creta's GL variant, which is priced at Php 998,000. The most expensive meanwhile is the Santa Fe, which retails at Php 2,420,000.

Of note, Philkotse makes sure to update its Hyundai car price list as needed. It also provides an up-to-date list of car promos for the said brand, as well as a list of Hyundai dealerships around the country. 

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.


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