Hyundai Australia has introduced its facelifted iLoad van and iMax people-mover ranges, which are highlighted by a restyled front end and increased equipment levels.
Both the iLoad and iMax are identified by a new look that is punctuated by a black bar version of the Korean car-maker’s signature 'cascading' front grille, which features a chrome-lined surround feeding into the redesigned dusk-sensing headlights.
The new iMax Elite variant further adds chrome bar inserts to up the ante, while both iMax variants incorporate foglights into the tweaked front bumper also found on iLoad models.
Inside, an updated instrument cluster with trip computer, a 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, refreshed cloth upholstery, and a reach- and height-adjustable steering column are new for both models.
Beige leather-appointed upholstery, dual sunroofs, heated front seats and a ventilated driver's seat are new features exclusive to the iMax Elite.
The iLoad range once again consists of eight variants, with the Liftback kicking proceedings off from $38,790 before on-road costs, while the Twin Swing checks in at $39,340.
Stepping up to the Crew version of these two variants adds $2000, while opting for the five-speed automatic transmission over the standard six-speed manual gearbox incurs a $3000 charge.
While the manual option has been dropped from the iMax range, a second automatic variant, dubbed Active, assumes entry-level responsibilities at $43,990 – $300 less than its predecessor.
Power-folding side mirrors with integrated indicators and a six-speaker sound system are new in this variant, too.
The aforementioned Elite is $1200 dearer than its equivalent forbear, but buyers are also compensated with a two-tone dashboard layout, new-look 17-inch alloy wheels with a full-size spare and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
All iLoad and iMax variants continue to be motivated by 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 100kW of power and 343Nm in manual form or 125kW/441Nm in automatic guise.
2018 Hyundai iLoad list pricing
Hyundai iLoad Liftback – manual – $38,790
Hyundai iLoad Liftback – automatic – $41,790
Hyundai iLoad Twin Swing – manual – $39,340
Hyundai iLoad Twin Swing – automatic – $42,340
Hyundai iLoad Crew Liftback – manual – $40,790
Hyundai iLoad Crew Liftback – automatic – $43,790
Hyundai iLoad Crew Twin Swing – manual – $41,340
Hyundai iLoad Crew Twin Swing – automatic – $44,340
2018 Hyundai iMax list pricing
Hyundai iMax Active – automatic – $43,990
Hyundai iMax Elite – automatic – $48,490
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