Hyundai STARIA

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  • 2022

  • Product

Designed By:

  • SangYup Lee
  • Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai Global Design Center

Commissioned By:

Hyundai Motor Company

Designed In:

Korea, Republic of

Hyundai STARIA is a benchmark-resetting people-mover headlined by class-defying futuristic styling, generous occupant space and immense versatility, a passenger-car platform, for dynamic handling and refined ride comfort. STARIA boasts an array of convenience and comfort technologies that enhance the user experience, and a series of segment-first advanced active safety features.


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  • The brief for the Hyundai STARIA called for a uniquely appealing exterior designed to stand out in a conservative segment, with quality and advanced technology within, along with the expected people mover qualities of ample space and extreme practicality. STARIA had to usher in leading-edge comfort and convenience, and class-first safety technologies, to set a new people mover benchmark. It needed to deliver more car-like ride and handling than is the norm in the class, which is commonly occupied by commercial-vehicles-derived offerings. And it needed to bring class-leading space and cut-above interior quality and appeal.

  • Hyundai STARIA nails the design brief by bringing an appealing futuristic look to people movers, with the tall body and lowered body floor also contributing to class-leading interior space. STARIA’s passenger car platform with multi-link rear suspension and AWD brings a conventional car driving experience to the people-mover segment. A strong, collision energy-dissipating structure, an extensive suite of SmartSense safety technologies including segment-firsts, and the brand’s pioneering front centre side airbag make STARIA extremely safe. STARIA provides a high-quality occupant experience with its leather upholstery, refinement-enhancing vibration insulation and absorption measures, classy 64-colour user-selectable mood lighting and Bose premium audio.

  • STARIA’s futuristic frontal design, single-curve silhouette, and simple surfacing make it a uniquely style-driven people mover, to give large families a newly appealing option, and to put adventurous design on the agenda in a typically utilitarian segment. The panoramic glasshouse brings a sense of openness in the highly configurable cabin, which offers more interior space in most directions than its competitors. STARIA’s passenger-car underpinnings bring a more car-like drive experience than that of the typical van-based offerings in the segment. STARIA brings an array of technology to the segment including a series of active safety firsts, as well as AWD.

  • Hyundai STARIA people-mover is available in three trim grades (STARIA, Elite and Highlander), with petrol and turbo-diesel engines paired with FWD or AWD and an in-house developed eight-speed automatic featuring convenient pushbutton Shift by Wire gear selection. The spacious STARIA applies progressive design and advances the state-of-the-art through innovations such as: • A 10.25-inch full LCD instrument cluster • A Passenger View & Talk mode, which uses a camera and microphone to let the driver see and talk to rear passengers • Bluetooth multi-connection, which lets users connect two devices simultaneously • High-speed wireless smartphone charging featuring a cooling fan to prevent overheating • Rear seat air conditioning with its own filter and roof air outlets for each passenger • The option of a second-row premium relaxation seat, which provides a one touch relaxation setting that optimally redistributes hip and waist load for maximum comfort • Airflow-improving measures such as spoilers, air guides, an engine bay under cover and wheel well deflectors • Hyundai’s in-house developed HTRAC all-wheel-drive system (AWD), which maximises stability, safety and enjoyment by actively distributing drive to suit the conditions • Highway Driving Assist, which helps maintain a set speed and distance from the vehicle ahead, and helps centre STARIA in the lane, even around