2021 Hyundai Staria makes ASEAN debut in Thailand - 11-seater only, much bigger than Starex!
Sanjay · Jul 9, 2021 09:23 PM
The space-age 2021 Hyundai Staria has just been launched over in Thailand, which also signifies its debut in the ASEAN region. Two variants of the 11-seater MPV are offered there, with prices ranging from THB 1,729,000 (~RM 226,636) to THB 1,999,000 (~RM 257,403)
2.2 diesel only, no V6
Regardless of variant, the Staria pair is driven by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel, with drive sent to the wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Although the Thai-spec MPV eschews the 3.5-litre V6 found in other markets, the four-pot here makes a respectable 177 PS and 431 Nm of torque.
Much bigger than the Starex
As a replacement to the behemoth that is the Hyundai Starex/H-1, the Staria is longer, wider, and even taller. Here's how they stack up:
2021 Hyundai Staria dimensions
Hyundai Staria exterior
The Staria will certainly be a jarring sight in Thailand for a while, as its cyclopean front-fascia with standard LED headlights and daytime running lights (DRLs) is unlike anything else there.
Thai customers will get three colours to choose from, Shimmering Silver, Graphic Gray Metallic, and Abyss Black.
Higher-end variants benefit from 18-inch wheels (17-inches for the base S), Parametric Pixel LED tail lights, second-row Flush Glass, and a powered tailgate.
But visual drama aside, the Staria's interior is certainly something else to behold.
Hyundai Staria interior
The cabin - which can be specified in monotone black or dual-tone black and beige - is dominated by a clutter-free dashboard up front that houses either an 4.2- or 10.25-inch fully-digital instrument cluster resting behind the steering wheel.
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