STARIA-LOAD: One Giant Leap for Van Kind

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and key specifications for the all-new STARIA-LOAD range, on sale locally now.

With an all-new platform, space-age design and cutting-edge standard features, the all-new STARIA-LOAD builds on the strong legacy of the long-lived iLoad to bring a bold new vision to the van segment.

STARIA-LOAD delivers all the dependability of iLoad coupled with a larger, more usable cargo area, greatly improved performance and a vast array of advanced safety and convenience technology not offered by the competition.

STARIA-LOAD arrives in the van segment with a host of unique features, including: 

  • Segment leading standard safety features: FCA-JT, BCA-R, RCCA, front centre airbag
  • 2.5 Tonne braked towing capacity
  • Class leading technology: Surround View Monitor, Qi Wireless Charging
  • A more usable and flexible cargo area

STARIA-LOAD is available in either a 2-seat van or 5-seat crew van configuration, with the option of a lift back or twin swing tailgate.

STARIA-LOAD has been built from the ground up upon the same N3 passenger car platform as the latest 2021 Santa Fe. This platform is lighter and more rigid than outgoing iLoad, which combined with a new FWD layout, provides car like refinement of the handling characteristics and ride quality, creating a more approachable and familiar driving experience without sacrificing performance.

While STARIA-LOAD has moved to a passenger car platform and FWD drivetrain, performance and dependability are better than ever. A solid rear axle and leaf spring rear suspension provide a strong set up for carrying heavy loads reliably, while the new platform and powertrain help increase braked towing capacity to 2.5 Tonnes.

The new platform and layout has not only increased cargo volume, but it has also made the space more usable, increasing key dimensions for a cargo area that can fit three Euro pallets, with an increased sliding door opening width for side forklift access.

STARIA-LOAD features a 2.2 CRDi FWD powertrain, mated to an eight speed automatic transmission.

The cargo area is larger and more usable than outgoing iLoad, growing in all dimensions. Crucially, access has been improved with STARIA-LOAD able to load Euro standard pallets via the side doors thanks to wider sliding door openings, with space to fit three full euro pallets (1,200mm x 800mm) or two Australian standard pallets (1,165mm x 1,165mm).

STARIA-LOAD has a lowered floor for easier loading and unloading, as well as 96mm of extra height for head room and taller items. There are also eight tie down points throughout, a variety of mounting points for accessories and felt board trim in key areas where objects may damage the interior walls.


2 Seat Van (Liftback/Twin swing) – $45,740
5 Seat Crew Van (Liftback/Twin swing) – $48,240

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs

Hyundai SmartSense including:
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) 
Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-JT)
Haptic warning function
Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
Lane Following Assist (LFA)
Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
Front and rear Parking Distance Warning (PDW) 
Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)
Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA-R)
Passive Safety
7 airbags (including front center airbag)
Driving Convenience
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) – (with auto hold function)
Steering wheel mounted controls audio, phone, cruise control & trip computer
Tilt & telescopic steering column
Drive mode: 4 settings
Keyless entry – with remote window open/close
Auto dusk sensing headlights 
Vision & Sight
4.2” supervision cluster
Heated and power folding mirrors
Multimedia System
Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
Multi-Bluetooth connection
8” touchscreen display
Occupant Comfort & Convenience
Leather-appointed steering wheel
Leather-appointed shift knob
Black cloth seats
Dashboard storage trays 
Front roof trays
Qi wireless smartphone charger 
Wheels & Tyres
17” steel wheels
Full size spare wheel
This post was written by Car and Bike News


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