After its revelation in Indonesia a couple of months ago in Indonesia, the Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift hit the shore of another South-East Asian country. This time it is Thailand that welcomes the 11-seater version which is called the H-1 in the market where a more luxury version 7-seater is called the Grand Starex.
Thailand is the second Southeast-Asian country after Indonesia to launch the Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift
Beside the 11-seater Grand Starex, Thai market offer H-1, a 7-seater version
The Thai-spec Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift now has its front fascia cleared off the vertical headlights replaced by horizontal trapezoidal items.
The grille features horizontal chrome lines. Redesigns are applied to the air intake while the bonnet is made taller. Coming to the back, it’s the vertical tail lights and the lower bumpers that refine its rear appearance.
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Besides, the Thai 11-seater facelift offers 3 trim levels. All of them (Deluxe, Elite, and Touring) are compatible with 360-degree smart view parking for a touchscreen head unit (in top models), tilt steering wheel, ventilated/heated seats, and automatic climate control.
What’s more, they are puddle lamps, roof-mounted LCD screen, leather steering wheel, electrochromic rearview mirror, cruise control, dual powered sliding door, and auto headlights that come available in the H-1. And there’s one miss that’s worth mentioning is the all-new dashboard which unfortunately isn’t for the Thai market.
The safety kit packs up 4 airbags, ESP, and ABS.
Both the Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelifts from a 2.5 turbodiesel engine which cranks out 175 PS
The 7-seater Hyundai Grand Starex 2018 facelift with one row less turns out to offer more space, hence boost the luxury inside. The middle rows houses two caption seats. The two passengers share an entertainment counter accommodating a 22-inch screen. Besides, a Pioneer DVD player, ambient lighting and storage bins perfectly round up what a car enthusiast may ask for in a family van.
Both the Grand Starex and H-1 benefits from a 2.5 turbodiesel engine which cranks out 175 PS/441 Nm of torque between 2,000 and 2,250 rpm. This powertrain is channeled to a 5-speed automatic transmission generating power to the rear axle. The difference comes from the wheels; while the 17-inch units are used for the Grand Starex, the H-1 runs on 16-inch wheels.
The 7-seater facelift with one row less turns out to offer more space, hence boost the luxury inside
The two passengers in the middle seats share an entertainment counter accommodating a 22-inch screen
The H-1 is priced between THB1.329m and THB1.729m (~P2.1m to P2.8m) while the Grand Starex can be had from THB2.349m to THB2.399m (~P3.7m to P3.8m). Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.
Know more about Hyundai Grand Starex 2024
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.