Updated 2020 Hyundai Grand Starex introduced and it looks like this

Updated Apr 08, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The updated version of the Grand Starex got an exterior and interior upgrade.

The Hyundai Grand Starex was officially unveiled at the 2018 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show in Malaysia. It only had one entry-level Executive model variant that was later discontinued.

Now, Hyundai Sime Darby Malaysia has introduced two new variants of the Grand Starex facelift – Executive Plus and Executive Prime.

A parked Grand Starex

The updated 2020 Hyundai Grand Starex

>>> Latest update: 2021 Hyundai Starex: Expectations and what we know so far

Both Executive Plus and Executive Prime variants use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with VGT. It is capable of generating 168 hp at 3,600 rpm and 441 Nm of torque at 2,000 to 2,250 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed automatic with shiftronic.

The Hyundai Grand Starex runs on a set of newly designed 16-inch wheels shod with 215/70 profile tires. It is installed with halogen projector headlights and fog lamps, new four-point LED daytime running lights with gloss black surrounds.

Moreover, a new body kit comes standard to both Executive Plus and Executive Prime variants.

Interior view of the Grand Starex.

The Grand Starex can comfortably seat 11 passengers

Inside, the seats are now fully wrapped with leather and the second-row seats feature a swivel function as standard.

In terms of its infotainment system, the Grand Starex is installed with a roof-mounted monitor for rear passengers, rear air vents, touchscreen infotainment system with DVD playback support, four speakers, and three USB port.

>>> Related: Complete guide to the current Hyundai Grand Starex Philippines

Rear view of the Hyundai Grand Starex

The rear fascia also gets an updated body kit as standard

The Hyundai Grand Starex 2020 is installed with four airbags, ABS, ESC, traction control system, and brake assist as standard. There’s also passive cruise control, automatic light control, rear camera, and parking distance warning available for both cars.

What’s exclusive about the Grand Starex’s in comparison to its lower end spec is the addition of powered tailgate, keyless entry with push-start button, and powered sliding door.

As for pricing, the Hyundai Grand Starex’s Executive Plus variant is priced at RM163,888 (Php 1,904,735) and the Executive Prime variant priced at RM173,888 (Php 2,020,957). Latest updates on upcoming Hyundai cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Hyundai Philippines' local lineup.

Currently, it has four color options that include Moonlight Cloud, Creamy White, Timeless Black, and Taiga Brown.

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Know more about Hyundai Grand Starex 2022

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. 


Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


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