Hyundai Grand Starex 2018: 5 leaked photos of the alleged facelift version

Updated Apr 12, 2023 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Subtle changes outside, striking updates inside.

The existing Starex has been around on the Philippine market for over 10 years and is due for an update. Just about time, some leaked photos of the alleged Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift has been published on the internet, stirring excitement of car enthusiasts worldwide.

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Taking a peek at the leaked pictures, it is noticeable that the new Starex has received a glossier front fascia with restyled grille, new headlights and fog light. Side mirrors, alloy wheels, tailights and tailgate also seem to have been redesigned with new portions.

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2 models of Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift

Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift angular front

The Starex 2018 seems to get a far sleeker front fascia than the pre-facelift model

While the changes on the outside of the Hyundai Starex 2018 for sale are minor, the interior refreshments look absolutely more striking. According to the photos, the supposedly-updated van is now offered with a far more premium interior with a more car-like cabin inside.

In detail, the people carrier comes adorned with a modern instrument panel, better-equipped dashboard, and new touch screen infotainment system with navigation support. In terms of seating configurations, it is also expected to be available in various options.

Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift dashboard

The refreshments inside are absolutely more striking than the changes outside

Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift seating

Seating configurations are also expected to be available in various options

At the moment, powertrain details have yet to be disclosed. However, it will likely be driven by the same 2.5-liter turbo-diesel engine with VGT.

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Regarding the release date of the Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift, various rumors suggest that the van will be officially unveiled some time next year.

The Philippine-spec Hyundai Starex, priced from P1,378,000 to P1,988,000, is a fierce rival to the Toyota Hiace and Kia Carnival.

Please refer to the table below for the updated Hyundai Grand Starex 2017 price in the Philippines:

Hyundai Grand Starex 2017 price in the Philippines
Model Price
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 GL MT ₱1,378,000
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 CRDi GLS AT ₱1,778,000
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 CRDi GLS AT (with Swivel) ₱1,988,000
Hyundai Grand Starex 2.5 GL MT (Super Express) ₱1,418,000

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Hyundai Grand Starex

The Hyundai Starex is a rear-wheel-drive, van available in the Philippines. It comes in a seatless cargo variant, an 18-seater variant, or 10-seater variant.  

Locally, the Hyundai Starex has a total of nine different variants in the Philippines. The Hyundai Grand Starex Philippines price ranges from Php 1,248,000 to Php 2,938,000. 

Under the hood, the Hyundai Starex uses a 2.5-liter diesel engine, or a 2.5-liter CRDi engine. The non-CRDi versions are capable of making up to 100 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque. The CRDi 2.5-liter mill meanwhile, can produce up to 170 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque.  

All non-CRDi versions of the Starex uses a five-speed manual gearbox, while the CRDi versions come with a five-speed automatic transmission. All versions are rear-wheel-drive. 

Size-wise, the Hyundai Starex is 5,125mm long, 1,920mm wide, and 1,925mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 3,200mm, and a ground clearance of 190mm. 

Locally, the Starex rivals the likes of the Toyota Hiace, Nissan Urvan, Foton Toano, among others.