Hyundai has chosen the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) to give its new subcompact MPV the obligatory rugged treatment. Say hello to the new 2024 Hyundai Stargazer X, and it builds upon the fundamentals of the MPV but with an added dose of ruggedness to turn this into a crossover SUV.
As a result, the Stargazer X looks practically what you would imagine it to be. Just like the Veloz and the Xpander Cross, the Stargazer X is the crossover SUV version of the standard Stargazer. As such, the design is largely similar, but with the obligatory body cladding and slightly raised ride height to give it a crossover look. There’s also new mesh grille, a slightly redesigned front and rear bumper, and new, bigger 17-inch wheels. Everything else is carried over from the standard Stargazer, such as the LED headlights, H-shaped full-width LED taillights, though this time, there’s now an additional pair of roof rails.
As for the interior, the Stargazer X is also largely similar to the standard model, though alterations have been made to the interior to make it more premium and stylish. These updates will most likely carry over in a future update for the standard Stargazer, and these include a gloss black housing for the digital gauges and the 8-inch infotainment, automatic climate control, a new electronic parking brake, captain’s chairs, and red stitching details in the synthetic leather upholstery. Unique to the Stargazer X, however, is a Bose sound system.
Under the hood of the 2024 Hyundai Stargazer X is the same 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine and CVT combination that’s found in the standard model, which means it produces 113 horsepower and 144 Nm of torque. There’s also a suite of Hyundai SmartSense driver-assistance systems, which include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Automatic High Beam, just to name a few.
Like the Stargazer, the new Stargazer X was developed mainly in Indonesia for the ASEAN region. It’ll eventually reach the Philippines, but the timing for its launch is still unknown.