The launch will be happening within the next couple of months
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has confirmed that it will be introducing a new 10-seater variant of the Staria MPV in the fourth quarter of 2022.
The 10-seater Staria, which is now open for booking at all Hyundai showrooms nationwide, will complement the more premium 7-seater variant which was launched last year.
Available in three variants (Lite, Plus and Max), the pricing for the Hyundai Staria 10-seater is estimated to start from under RM180,000, with a booking fee of RM1,000.
“We have been getting enquiries for the 10-seater variant as there has been anticipation that the 10-seater variant will replace the Starex. Like the Starex, this 10-seater variant is ideal for big families, tour operators and businesses but with vast improvements and more functionalities in every aspect of the vehicle as compared to the Starex,” he said.
Featuring Hyundai’s new design language that is futuristic and iconic, the Staria evokes the streamlined form of a spaceship. Its sleek exterior is defined by a single stroke running from front to rear — inspired by the curve of light that illuminates the Earth’s horizon at sunrise when viewed from space.
The Staria’s front is embellished with horizontal daytime running lights (DRLs) and a positioning lamp on its front, both running across the width of the vehicle. This is complemented by a bold, wide radiator grille with a unique pattern.
Its clean silhouette is further accented by a pair of low-set headlamps. Hyundai uses the same body color for all frontal parts to maximise the vehicle’s modern and pure style. Its rear design emphasises brevity and sleekness, parametric pixel rear lamp and a large rear glass.
Its generous legroom is among the best in its segment and can be converted into expansive additional cargo space when all seats are pushed together, made possible by the versatile long sliding seat function.
Moreover, the full-flat mode applied to rear passenger seats of the 10-seater Staria, makes this vehicle the perfect choice for activities that require a lot of room and interior flexibility, such as camping and for equipment-intensive transportation.
The 10-seater is a diesel-powered 2.2 CRDi engine that is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. 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.