Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and key specifications for the all-new Staria-Load range, on sale locally in September.
The company says that with an all-new platform, “space-age design” and cutting-edge standard features, the Staria-Load builds on the strong legacy of the long-lived iLoad to bring a bold new vision to the van segment.
Compared to iLoad, Staria-Load delivers a larger, more usable cargo area, greatly improved performance and a vast array of advanced safety and convenience technology.
Hyundai says Staria-Load offers a host of unique features, including:
- Segment leading standard safety features: FCA-JT, BCA-R, RCCA, front centre airbag
- 2.5 Tonne braked towing capacity
- Class leading technology: Surround View Monitor, Qi Wireless Charging
- A more usable and flexible cargo area
Staria-Load is available in either a two-seat van or five-seat crew van configuration, with the option of a liftback or twin swing tailgate.
Hyundai says Staria-Load has been built from the ground up upon the same N3 passenger car platform as the latest 2021 Santa Fe. This platform is lighter and more rigid than outgoing iLoad, which combined with a new FWD layout, provides car like refinement of the handling characteristics and ride quality, creating a more approachable and familiar driving experience without sacrificing performance.
While Staria-Load has moved to a passenger car platform and FWD drivetrain, Hyundai says performance and dependability are better than ever. A solid rear axle and leaf spring rear suspension provide a strong set up for carrying heavy loads reliably, while the new platform and powertrain help increase braked towing capacity to 2.5 Tonnes.
Staria-Load’s new platform and layout has not only increased cargo volume, but it has also made the space more usable, increasing key dimensions for a cargo area that can fit three Euro pallets, with an increased sliding door opening width for side forklift access.
The model features a 2.2 CRDi FWD powertrain, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The cargo area is larger and more usable than outgoing iLoad, growing in all dimensions. Access has been improved with Staria-Load able to load Euro standard pallets via the side doors thanks to wider sliding door openings, with space to fit three full Euro pallets (1,200mm x 800mm) or two Australian standard pallets (1,165mm x 1,165mm).
Staria-Load has a lowered floor for easier loading and unloading, as well as 96mm of extra height for head room and taller items. There are also eight tie down points throughout, a variety of mounting points for accessories and felt board trim in key areas where objects may damage the interior walls.
|Engine||Transmission||2 Seat Van|
(Liftback / Twin Swing)
|5 Seat Crew Van|
(Liftback / Twin Swing)
|2.2 CRDi FWD||8 speed Automatic||$45,740||$48,240|
Lifetime Service Plan pricing
|Engine||Service Interval||12 mths||24 mths||36 mths||48 mths||60 mths|
|2.2 CRDi FWD||km||15,000||30,000||45,000||60,000||75,000|
|Cost (incl. GST)||$360||$360||$360||$360||$360|