Hyundai Philippines quietly launches the improved 2021 Hyundai Starex Cargo, which now comes with key improvements in utility and safety.
The Hyundai Starex Cargo wasn’t just made to haul cargo. In fact, it was meant to be customized into eye-catching businesses on wheels has become all the rage among South Korea’s small entrepreneurs. The Philippines is slowly catching on as seen in the growing presence of mobile coffee vans, mobile pet-grooming vans, and even trunk parties for small themed events.
Compared to its rivals like the Toyota Hiace Cargo, the Starex Cargo’s front-mounted engine makes the interior significantly more refined. It also absorbs the impact in the event of a frontal collision, protecting the driver and front passengers. Its longer body also translates to 1224 kilograms of payload capacity.
The driver’s space is neatly organized with vehicle information and the familiar buttons and switches that are more intuitive than fancy or distracting. There’s also a driver’s partition for better safety especially when it comes to loose cargo moving around the back.
Loading and unloading are a breeze, thanks to the twin-swing rear doors and the signature dual sliding doors that conveniently open on whichever side you’re at allow you to attend to more customers while giving them a better view of what’s inside.
The Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo’s three variants are powered by a 2.5-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 170 hp and 392 Nm of torque. This drives the rear wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.
As for safety, the Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo comes with ABS and dual-front airbags, while the 5-year warranty offers peace of mind while doing your business.
The Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo is now available in Hyundai dealers with a price tag of P1,475,000.