Hyundai Starex People Hauler Spied Testing, Revealing Slight Details
Thirteen years – that’s how long the current generation of Hyundai Starex has been around. Known for different names depending on the country or region in which it is sold, the South Korean minivan got a makeover in 2018 but ultimately it’s still the same since 2007.
Needless to say, the Starex is in dire need of a major overhaul and we’re taking a look at its prototype with this set of footage from our spy photographers. We can also see some small details here, even with the thick camouflage that this test vehicle wears.
Underneath the skin at the front, the new Hyundai People Engine appears to sport a massive grille that stretches from the headlight to the headlight. Speaking of headlights, the third-gen Starex appears to sport a split type – something that’s ubiquitous among Hyundai crossovers these days, like those found on the new Tucson and Santa Fe.
The massive grille is no longer a surprise, in fact. What we did notice, however, is that the front overhang is shorter than previous generations of minivans. The windows are also huge, making it an equally large greenhouse, allowing for maximum driving visibility. Of course, the body is still boxy for maximum cabin and cargo capacity.
Due to the large windows, our spies were able to glimpse the interior of the Starex, which shows a floating infotainment system and a revamped dashboard and air conditioning vent layout.
Those are the only things we can distinguish from those spy shots, but expect more to come as the next-gen Hyundai Starex is set to debut next year. Powertrain details have yet to surface, but it is speculated that a hybrid version will come with the new generation in line with the current trend in electrification.