Published on October 6th, 2022 | by Hammer0
Hyundai Staria 10-Seat Version Arrives From RM179,888
Will this version of the Staria outsell the all new Kia Carnival?
When the Staria MPV was launched in October 2021 with a selling price of RM358,888 it was at the time the most expensive Hyundai vehicle on sale in the country.
Designed to replace the Hyundai Starex MPV which was selling for RM151,888, this Hyundai is FULLY IMPORTED from Korea and this is why it commands a rather high selling price until now.
Yes, here comes a cabin updated Staria and with added seats it gets tagged as a family MPV (bus) and so Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) is able to offer Malaysians three variants, Lite, Plus, and Max, with a starting selling price from just RM179,888.00.
Designed for big families and businesses, this 10-seater version, with a 2-3-2-3 seat layout is a multi-purpose vehicle. It has more convenient storage spaces and sliding seats with increased versatility to create your own space for different needs, such as for transport of cargo and sporting equipment, or going on a camping trip.
Its innovative interior space utilisation is made possible by the MPV’s 3,273-mm wheelbase with an overall length of 5,253 mm and width of 1,997 mm. Its overall height of 1,990 mm is optimised for passengers to conveniently enter and exit the vehicle.
The cruise ship-inspired interior delivers an open and unique atmosphere through its innovative design architecture. The vehicle’s lower belt-lines and panoramic windows create a spacious, stimulating environment for all passengers.
This sense of spaciousness is inspired by traditional Korean ‘hanok’ architecture which allows passengers to feel as if the outside scenes are an extension of the vehicle’s interior.
The fully digital cockpit, designed with the driver in mind, features a 10.25-inch instrument cluster display and an 8-inch large touchscreen for the navigation system in the centre console. The Max variant also comes equipped with a 360-surround view camera for the convenience of parking.
Meanwhile, for the comfort of all passengers, the ceiling/roof air-conditioning vents comes as standard in all variants.
Interestingly, other convenient features also include the power sliding door for the Plus and Max variants. The Max variant additionally has a powered tailgate. The Lite variant comes with black fabric seats, while the Plus variant carbon semi-leather seats, and Black Nappa leather seats for the Max variant.
The 10-seater Staria is a diesel-powered 2.2 CRDi engine that is paired with an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
It delivers an estimated power output of 177PS and 431Nm of torque. Its high-efficiency, air-cooled turbocharger has an improved compressor and turbine wheel performance for better low-speed torque performance.
In case you were wondering, the Starex was powered by a 2,497cc diesel engine paired with a 5-speed automatic gearbox that delivered 170bhp and 441Nm of torque.
The Staria has the highest level of vehicle safety. All seats come with three-point seat belts and headrests as well as ISOFIX ready seats on the second row. It is equipped with Hyundai Smartsense, active safety and driving assistance technologies.
Among the features included in the Hyundai Smartsense suite (applicable to selected variants) are the Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop and Go that keeps the SCC running even when the vehicle comes to a complete stop.
Here are the selling price of this latest 10-seater Staria:
- Staria Lite – RM 179,888.00 OTR price without insurance for a standard 2-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) warranty or Optional upgrade of RM 10,000.00 to 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty + 3-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) Free Service.
- Staria Plus – RM 196,888.00 OTR price without insurance for a standard 2-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) warranty or Optional upgrade of RM 10,000.00 to 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty + 3-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) Free Service.
- Staria Max – RM 209,888.00 OTR price without insurance for a standard 2-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) warranty or Optional upgrade of RM 10,000.00 to 5-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) warranty + 3-year or 50,000km (whichever comes first) Free Service.
On-the-road price above is applicable only for Peninsula Malaysia, excluding insurance.
Optional upgrade packages are available for installation of side steps (standard or electronic), rear roof infotainment, and Alcantara interior trim.