Hyundai reveals the facelifted 2018 Grand Starex in South Korea. This van had only minimal updates since its release in 2007, that’s why it’s refreshing to see this dependable vehicle gain a new look.
Noticeably, the 2018 Grand Starex receives a new front fascia, which comprises of a sharper horizontal-boxy headlights and fog lamps that match well to the brand’s cascading grille. In case of collision, the Korean marque elevated the hood to lessen the impact on pedestrian.
As for its Urban model, Hyundai gives additional updates including projector halogen headlights, chrome grille, LED combination taillights, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, aero-blade wipers, and revamped suspension tuning for a more comfortable ride. It also acquires a better sound insulation to provide a more quiet ride.
Aside from its exterior, the refreshed Grand Starex highlights additional interior updates with its new 4-spoke steering wheel, center console, air vents, and restyled dashboards. To keep the occupants entertained, there’s an 8-inch floating display infotainment system with navigation available. Not your typical people-hauler, right?
Customers have powertrain options to choose from – Euro 6-compliant 2.5L diesel engine that churns out 138 hp and 353 Nm with 6-speed manual transmission, or 174 hp and 451 Nm with variable geometry turbocharging (VGT) with 5-speed automatic transmission.
The Hyundai 2018 Grand Starex now comes with locking differential and hill-start assist. This is also available in 5 versions: 9-seater Urban, 11-seater Wagon, 12-seater Wagon, 3-seat van, and 5-seater van.
As of now, this upgraded model is offered in South Korea only. There are no news yet whether the 2018 Grand Starex will be marketed in other countries but hopefully they do.