Hyundai Philippines updates the Grand Starex, the upsized second-generation to their popular Starex line, with a variant configured specifically for the transport sector. Listed at P1.398M, a sticker price that adds P60k to that of their 2.5L GL 5MT base variant with its 10 or 12-seat capacity, the new Grand Starex Super Express is set up with the 15 seats that now make it a stronger contender in both chartered and public transport roles.
The passenger couches are utilitarian, value-engineered into compact footprints while providing ample comfort and legroom in short to medium duration city travel. The efficiently sized furniture allows fixing of the middle seating rows further forward—forward enough to make room for the variant’s defining rear-most seating area with its two side-facing benches providing 6 out of the Super Express’ 15 seats. The result is commuter-class capacity on the Grand Starex with its large sliding doors on both sides and the full-width tailgate offering quick and easy access for curb-side boarding.
Other specifications appear unchanged from that of the 2.5L GL 5MT base variant of the popular Starex line that’s known for exceptional ride comfort even on a front-engine, rear-drive layout with its conventionally rigid (and robust) rear axle. The Super Express becomes the second variant (after the base GL) to feature the Grand Starex’s simpler, fleet-sensible 100ps (98hp) 2.5L TCi SOHC 8-valve turbodiesel delivering peak torque of 227Nm an early 2000rpm. And prospective owners are offered warranties capped at three-years or 100,000km.
SOURCE | Press Statement of Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., “Hyundai Launches The Super 15-Seater Starex,” 2017:
MANILA, 25 January 2017 – Hyundai Asia Resources Inc., the Philippines’ official distributor of Hyundai vehicles, has finally launched the new Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express in response to the fast-growing commuting needs of mobile Filipinos.
The Grand Starex Super Express is the commercial version of the best-selling Grand Starex, which has received a wide-range of awards (from Most Comfortable Ride, Best Safety Features, Best Engine Performance, Best Full-size People Carrier, to Automobile of the Year) from various award-giving bodies since 2001.
While the Grand Starex aims to give luxurious comfort to families on-the-go, the Grand Starex Super Express was engineered with the Filipino commuters and drivers in mind, for Hyundai truly understands the daily stress of commuting in a cramped space, travelling in back-breaking seats and embarking/disembarking to the inconvenience of other passengers.
Vast & Versatile Capacity: Whether people or cargo, the Grand Starex Super Express is ready to move with utmost comfort and efficiency. Having the widest interior space, it gives more leg room and hip room for passengers than most shuttle vans. What’s more – the Grand Starex Super Express’ 15-seating capacity is multipurpose: simply fold the bench-type rear seats, and you’ve got your own transport vehicle that is perfect for your long, tall and wide cargos.
Easy In-and-Outs: Designed to be passenger-friendly, the Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express stands out from the other 15-seaters in the market with its double sliding doors. These doors allow passengers to load and unload from both sides of the vehicle, making it a game-changer in the transport industry.
The Front Runner: Commuting doesn’t have to be noisy and hot like the traffic outside. The Grand Starex Super Express is powered by a 2.5L TCI diesel front-engine, rear-wheel-drive that isolates engine noise and prevents rising temperature under the seats of the drivers and passengers which are prevalent among commuter vans of today.
A/C for All: Passengers will always recall their pleasant commuting experience with the Grand Starex Super Express because it guarantees an equal, accessible and powerful air conditioning system. With A/C vents evenly distributed from the front seats up to the last row, it’s easier for everybody to keep their cool with the Grand Starex Super Express.
3 Year Warranty: The Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express brings peace of mind with its 3-year or 100,000 kilometer warranty—a premium benefit for vehicles used for commercial purposes.
With the Hyundai Grand Starex Super Express, you can finally change the way you define “commute”. Suggested Retail Price is at P1,398,000.
Discover how the Grand Starex Super Express combines commuting and comfort by visiting http://www.hyundai.ph or your nearest Hyundai dealership today.