Hyundai adds panel van to Staria range

Hyundai Staria panel van offers futuristic styling and a practical package

Reuben Van Niekerk
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Hyundai Staria
Hyundai Staria panel van

Hyundai has further expanded their Staria model range with the addition of the Staria panel van. This model is longer, wider and taller than the H1 panel van which it replaces, while at the same time offering increased luxury features and better fuel economy.

The three-seater panel van completes the futuristic-looking Staria range, which also consists of the seven, nine and 11 seater buses and a five-seater multicab with a separate cargo compartment.

The Staria panel van offers newer technology, more space and more luxury features compared to the model it replaces.

The panel van features the same futuristic front and rear styling as the other models in the range, which will add a modern appearance to any fleet. Exterior styling enhancements include body coloured bumpers and outside mirror housings as well as 17-inch alloy wheels.

Under the bonnet

Under the bonnet is the same 2,2-litre turbo diesel engine that does duty in the people-carrying Staria variants, which already has a good reputation in terms of fuel consumption.

The four-cylinder power plant delivers 130kW and 430Nm, which is transferred to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox. The Staria panel van is said to use just 8,7 litres per 100km thanks to a combination of low-speed torque and low overall weight.

Ready to work

Compared to its predecessor the Staria has grown in terms of overall length, width and height. Sliding door width has increased by 870mm, while a lower loading height at 573mm makes loading of items more convenient. Cargo capacity has also increased by 100kg to 900kg.

Two side sliding doors and rear swing-type barn doors make access to the cargo area practical and easy. 

The Staria rides on McPherson strut suspension upfront and a rigid rear axle with heavy-duty leaf springs to help carry load. Excellent ride quality has been retained despite the increased load carrying ability.

Packed with features

Despite being a commercial vehicle the Staria features Electronic Stability Control, Auto-adjusting headlights, Daytime running lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated and electrically adjusted exterior rear view mirrors, cruise control and audio and Bluetooth remote control buttons on the steering wheel.

The Staria panel van can seat three passengers in the cabin or the middle seat can be folded forward to create a convenient storage tray between two passengers.


The Staria panel van retails for R599 900, which includes a seven-year/200 000km warranty and a six-year/90 000km service plan.