Hyundai Staria to come with diesel engine with 431 Nm of torque

Updated Apr 13, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It will be replacing the Starex in the automaker's lineup.

Hyundai Motor Company officially launched the futuristic-looking Staria MPV through a digital world premiere. The company shared that its latest addition to the lineup will establish a model that car consumers can use to view the brand’s future Purpose Built Vehicles (PBVs).

The exterior and interior features of the Hyundai Staria were already revealed last month. It comes with futuristic exterior details such as sleek full-width daytime running lights (DRLs) and massive windows. Inside, the MPV is available from two to 11 seating configurations, depending on the buyer’s preference. The Staria is also the vehicle that will be replacing the Starex in Hyundai’s model lineup.

Watch the Hyundai Staria's digital world premiere

A month after showing the Staria’s design, the Korean carmaker revealed the powertrain options of the said vehicle. The Hyundai Staria is available with either a 2.2-liter VGT diesel engine or a 3.5-liter Smartstream G6DIII MPI gasoline engine.

The diesel engine option is newly improved and can produce 175 hp and 431 Nm of torque. It can be paired to either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the gasoline engine option can generate 268 hp and 331 Nm of torque, and is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission only.

Hyundai Staria front view

A well-rounded design from Hyundai

By the second half of 2021, the Hyundai Staria will go on sale in select markets. Hyundai Motor Company also revealed that it plans to launch Special Vehicle lineups of the Staria such as limousines, ambulances, and camping car which should be something we can look forward to.

“We are thrilled to introduce Staria, which represents our latest effort to spearhead the evolution of mobility, and to address emerging lifestyle needs as we adapt to new ways of living,” said  Hyundai Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer Thomas Schemer. 
“Staria is a step forward in connecting us more closely with our environments so that we can get more out of our everyday lives and do more for ourselves in transit,” Schemer added.

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Know more about Hyundai Grand Starex 2024

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


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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