Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) has updated the pricing of the Stargazer, which is its challenger in the seven-seater MPV segment.
A Php 40,000 price increase was implemented across all three Hyundai Stargazer variants in the Philippines. The said price bump comes three months after the Stargazer’s official launch in the local market, which was in November 2022.
Of note, the Stargazer was initially offered with introductory prices, which makes the entry-level variant have a retail price of under Php 1 million pesos. The initial price range for the Hyundai Stargazer is from Php 998,000 up to Php 1,218,000.
2023 Hyundai Stargazer
Hyundai Philippines said that the Php 40,000 price increase for the Stargazer was implemented starting March 2023. That said, Hyundai’s MPV now starts at Php 1,038,000 for the GL variant. The mid-spec Stargazer GLS now comes with a sticker price of Php 1,168,000 while the top-of-the-line GLS Premium retails at Php 1,258,000.
All Hyundai Stargazer variants come with a 1.5-liter Smartstream gasoline engine that delivers 113 hp and 144 Nm of torque. The engine is then connected to an Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT), which is Hyundai’s version of the continuously variable transmission. Hyundai’s IVT is said to yield better power delivery as well as better fuel efficiency.
The base Stargazer GL variant is equipped with halogen headlights but it doesn’t come with fog lamps and daytime running lights, which are features available starting at the mid-spec GLS.
The top-spec Hyundai Stargazer comes with an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay
Inside, the entry-level GL trim has fabric seats and a standard radio. Leather seats, cruise control, and an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto are available starting from the mid-spec GLS variant.
The Stargazer is Hyundai's challenger in the local seven-seater MPV segment
In terms of safety tech, the top-spec Hyundai Stargazer GLS Premium has the most for obvious reasons. It is integrated with an advanced driver assistance safety suite that includes the following: blind spot monitor, rear-cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, driver attention warning, forward collision avoidance, and high beam assist, among others. To add, the six airbags option is only available for the top-of-the-line Stargazer.
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Know more about Hyundai Stargazer 2023
The 2023 Hyundai Stargazer is a front-wheel-drive, seven-seater MPV. For the Philippine market, it has three variants. The entry-level GL is priced at 1,068,000. The midspec GLS meanwhile, has a price tag of Php 1,288,000. Lastly, the top-spec GLS Premium is currently available for Php 1,218,000.
Size-wise, the Hyundai Stargazer is 4,460mm long, 1,780mm wide, and 1,695mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,780mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm.
Under the hood of the Philippine-spec Stargazer is a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine capable of making up to 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. All trims use Hyundai’s Intelligent Variable Transmission.
Locally, the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer competes against the likes of the Toyota Avanza, Mitsubishi Xpander, Suzuki Ertiga, Nissan Livina, among others.
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