Hyundai Australia has released pricing and full specification details for its all-new mid-size van, the futuristic Staria-Load, which replaces the long-serving iLoad from this month.
Available as a two-seat Van ($45,740 plus on-road costs) or a five-seat Crew Van ($48,240) with dual sliding side doors, the Staria-Load can be with a Liftback tailgate or Twin Swing rear barn doors, with the latter set to be available from the fourth quarter of this year for no extra cost.
Critically, the Staria-Load’s cargo area measures 2607mm long, 1640mm wide and 1436mm tall, meaning it’s large enough to accommodate three European or two Australian pallets, with eight tie-down points on hand for securing them. In total, capacity is 4935L.
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The Staria-Load is motivated by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine that produces 130kW of power at 3800rpm and 430Nm of torque from 1500-2500rpm, with drive sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
The new Toyota HiAce, Ford Transit Custom, Renault Trafic and Mitsubishi Express rival’s fuel consumption on the combined-cycle test (ADR 81/02) is 7.0L/100km, while braked towing capacity is 2500kg.
Standard equipment includes a solid rear axle with leaf springs, Creamy White solid paintwork (Shimmering Silver metallic is a $695 option), dusk-sensing lights, power-folding side mirrors with heating, and 17-inch steel wheels (with a full-size spare).
Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, a 4.2-inch multifunction display, wireless smartphone charging, black cloth upholstery and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear selector feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking (with intersection assist and pedestrian and cyclist detection), lane-keep and steering assist, adaptive cruise control (with stop and go functionality), speed limit recognition, driver attention warning, active blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert, surround-view cameras (Liftback only), front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring and Safe Exit Assist plus seven airbags (including a front-centre).
2022 Hyundai Staria-Load pricing before on-road costs
|Van Twin Swing||automatic||$45,740|
|Crew Van Liftback||automatic||$48,240|
|Crew Van Twin Swing||automatic||$48,240|