The Hyundai iLoad 2018 model isn’t all-new. You just need to take a look at anything from the bonnet back to realise that. (Oh, and be familiar with what the previous iLoad looked like, obviously.)

In fact, this generation of iLoad has been on sale since 2008 - yes, an entire decade - and this is the first significant update or facelift. If you can call it significant, that is - because not a whole lot has changed apart from the look.   

But sometimes a quick nip and tuck is all that’s required to boost interest in a model, and this update is sure to add to the appeal of what is already one of the most popular mid-size vans in the segment.

Let’s take a deeper dive into what has changed with this facelifted Hyundai iLoad van, look at what has stayed the same, and figure out whether the updated model can still fight for honours in the competitive 2.5-3.5-tonne GVM van segment, where it competes against the stalwart Toyota HiAce, as well as the Ford Transit Custom, Renault Trafic, Volkswagen Transporter and LDV G10