Hyundai is set to enter the entry-level MPV segment with the first-ever Stargazer. With the South Korean automaker set to establish its presence in Southeast Asia, the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer has been designed to cater to the region’s need for an affordable yet stylish seven-seater MPV.
Just like the brand’s other offerings, the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer will feature a very modern and striking exterior design. Upfront, the Stargazer borrows a lot of design cues from the Staria van. Its horizontal LED daytime running lights will definitely set the Stargazer apart from its rivals. It also comes with a wide grille that’s flanked by LED headlight clusters, while silver trims on the headlights and the lower faux skid plates give the Stargazer a somewhat rugged profile.
The side profile, on the other hand, looks very similar in design to the Mitsubishi Xpander. There are character lines above its wheel arches that merge with the horizontal LED daytime running lights up front, and the full-width H-shaped LED taillights at the rear.
Hyundai has also managed to give the Stargazer one of the most stylish interiors in the segment. Stuff like a digital gauge cluster, ambient LED lighting, folding tables, wireless charging, and an 8-inch touch screen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are some of the amenities being offered in Hyundai’s affordable MPV.
Powering the 2023 Hyundai Stargazer is the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that’s found in the Creta, which means it produces 115 hp and 144 Nm of torque. This is mated to a 6-speed manual or a CVT, driving the front wheels.
The 2023 Hyundai Stargazer will also come with a number of advanced driver-assistance tech on higher variants, and this includes stuff such as Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist.
The 2023 Hyundai Stargazer will be assembled in Indonesia, with the South Korean automaker already accepting reservations in the same country where it will be assembled. The brand’s entry-level MPV is also rumored to be one of the upcoming vehicles that the newly-formed Hyundai Motor Philippines is also set to offer soon.