Hyundai-Nishat has launched the Staria minivan in Pakistan. The vehicle is a successor to Grand Starex which Hyundai used to sell here as CBU. The new Staria which comes available in 2 engines and 2 transmission options distributed across 4 trims, also comes as a CBU import.
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The Staria has been introduced in four variants, the base 3.5L petrol automatic, then the mid-spec 2.2L diesel in both manual and automatic versions, and lastly the flagship HGS 3.5L petrol. Hyundai Staria is priced as:
Staria 3.5L Petrol Automatic
Staria 2.2L Diesel Manual
Staria 2.2L Diesel Automatic
Staria HGS 3.5L Petrol Automatic
The vehicle can be booked at any official Hyundai dealership across Pakistan against 50% price of the selected variant with deliveries to be made between two weeks to up to two months depending on the variant.
Staria 3.5L HGS
The flagship Hyundai Staria comes with 3.5L V6 engine good for 268hp and 331Nm and comes paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The vehicle offers 4 driving modes including ECO, Sports, Normal, and Smart. Exterior highlights include LED Headlamps, Smart Entry with Welcome Lights, LED DRLs, 18-inch alloys and power retractable side view mirrors.
Hyundai Staria HGS
Inside, you get 8-inch floating infotainment system, 10.25-inch meter cluster, leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel, 10-way power adjustable driver seat, heated & ventilated seats for first row, auto dimming electro-chromatic rear view mirror, dual sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control (front and rear), rear AC controls, rear windows curtains, USB outlets at all seats and wireless charging.
In terms of safety, the flagship Staria HGS gets 6 airbags, parking sensors, ISOFIX child seat anchors, auto brake hold, blind-spot view monitor (BVM), traction control and hill-start assist.
Staria 2.2L Diesel and 3.5L base
The mid-spec diesel and base variants fall short of equipment compared to the HGS variant. The exterior is very much the same except the 17-inch steel wheels instead of alloys and halogen headlamps instead of LEDs. Inside there are fabric seats instead of leather and the audio system includes a 3.8-inch Mono TFT LCD with 4 speakers. Furthermore, the heater and AC are manual instead of the automatic one found in the top-spec HGS variant. Lastly, the vehicle comes with dual airbags instead of 6 found in the flagship variant. The base Hyundai Staria has the same set of features as found in the diesel variant.
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