Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) launched the feature-packed 10-seater Hyundai STARIA today with three variants to choose from namely, Lite, Plus, and Max, starting from 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.
According to Mr. Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of HSDM, the 10-seater Staria is the most versatile large MPV launched by Hyundai that offers maximum flexibility with its seat configuration and full-flat seats. It boasts a loading capacity of up to 1,024 litres with full-flat seats. Apart from using it as a people mover and for transporting cargo, the fully flat seats can also be turned into a bed for two for camping trips.
“The Staria and especially the 10-seater is designed to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and business needs. Its interior space and functionalities aim to transform how people experience in-car travel and provide greater flexibility of use for their needs,” he said.
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.
Mr. Low added that the Staria’s generous legroom as well as the large side windows are among the best features in its segment. Its interior applies a simple and modest layout for the driver’s convenience and passengers’ comfort while staying faithful to the original design of an MPV. The cruise ship-inspired interior delivers an open and unique atmosphere through its innovative design architecture. The vehicle’s lower beltlines and panoramic windows create a spacious, stimulating environments for all passengers. This sense of spaciousness — inspired by traditional Korean ‘hanok’ architecture — 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. For the comfort of all passengers, the ceiling/roof air-conditioning vents comes as standard in all variants. 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 Staria has won several accolades for its design excellence and product innovation. It was honoured with the 2021 GOOD DESIGN Award in the transportation category and recognized in the ‘Best Cars 2022’ readers’ poll organized by Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport magazine,” said Jeffrey Gan, Managing Director of Sime Darby Motors Retail and Distribution.
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.
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.
10-seater Staria variants:
- 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.
Interested parties can now walk into any authorised Hyundai showrooms to place a booking. Booking can also be placed online via Hyundai’s online shopping platform, Cl!ck to Buy (www.hyundai.com.my/clicktobuy/) More information can be obtained from Hyundai’s Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000, its official website: www.hyundai.com.my.