Hyundai H-1 Review
The Hyundai H-1 is a stylish minibus or panel van produced by the South Korean automaker Hyundai. This 8-seater van is also referred to as Starex in some auto markets and is expected to be launched in 2017. The distinctive van from the South Korean manufacturer offers plentiful premium features that makes its different from other vehicles in its class.
Engine, mileage & variants
Great performance success, all-new variants of the Hyundai H-1 comes with number of gasoline and diesel engine variants such as a Classic 2.5 litre CRDi MT, Elegance 2.4 litre Gasoline Next Generation AT, Royale 2.5 litre CRDi Next Generation AT, XG 2.5 litre CRDi Next Generation AT and XG 2.4 Theta MPi Gasoline Next Generation AT. In case of diesel engine, the CRDi engines are capable of producing 170 PS at 3600 rpm, along with the peak torque of 441 Nm at 2250 rotations per minute. Whereas, in case of petrol engine, the maximum power output measures 175 PS at 6000 rotations and the maximum torque generated as 227 Nm at 4200 rpm. The 2.4 litre Theta MPi engine takes 17.3 seconds to reach the speed mark of 0 to 100 km/h, while the top speed comes at 178 km/h. On mileage, the 2.4 litre gasoline engine delivers the fuel consumption as 10.1 l/100km with CO2 emission as low as 238 g/km.
Hyundai H-1 is the first utility vehicle, comprising the style which differentiates itself from other vehicles in its class. The front fascia of this minibus encloses the typical Hyundai styling, enclosing chrome finished radiator grille mounted with Hyundai insigna at the centre. Provided with effectual lighting package consisting characteristic headlamps which is gracefully flared into the body craft and fog lamps placed at the front bumper. Coming to its rear profile, the embedded lamp cluster wraps around enhances its appeal. The large body of this van provides enough space and comfort to its occupants, due to its standard exterior dimensions measuring as 5125mm x 1920mm x 1935mm (L x W x H) and the wheelbase stands at 3200 mm. All of the variants of Hyundai H-1 are appointed with 16-inch alloy wheels, with tire size 215/70 R16 increasing the sporty touch of the vehicle.
Versatility, elegant and comfortable, the newly designed Hyundai H-1 comprises a primary purpose of moving people and equipment around. Being a practical, hard-working carrier, the H-1 takes priority over packages for its occupants. This van is quite spacious consisting classy seating arrangement for 8 people at a time, while the rear seats can be folded which creates ample space to store your sports equipment or other things. Employed with a back seat tray which contains a utility space to keep items between the rear seats, which also encloses cup holders to put a couple of drinks. To increase the comfort and convenience, this minibus offers the maximum boot volume of 4426 litres with all seats flat.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
For safety and reliability, this minibus is provided with front airbags system which instantly inflate to protect the seat occupants from any injury. The Hyundai H-1 is embedded with large and powerful 16-inch disc brakes for both front and rear pair of wheels. This active braking system offers a high level of stopping performance which is required in case of fully loaded van. Also, this van is embedded with decent suspension system which contributes in improving its overall performance.
Comfortable, versatile and elegant, the latest Hyundai H-1 provides a number of comfort features for its occupants, however lack of safety elements and its monotonous appearance becomes the weak area of this highly responsive vehicle.