Hyundai Starex

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Hyundai Starex
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company
Production 1997–present
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Bekasi, Indonesia
Izmit, Turkey[1]
Predecessor Hyundai Grace
Dodge B-series (Mexico)
Class Van
Body style 4-door van

The Hyundai Starex is a van built by the Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Indonesia. First generation models were known in Europe as the Hyundai H-1 and as the Hyundai H200 in the Netherlands. For the second generation, Australian-market model are sold as the Hyundai iLoad (cargo version) and Hyundai iMax (people mover version), and in Europe as the Hyundai i800. European models, like those in Australia are differentiated as the Hyundai H-1 Cargo (cargo version) and Hyundai H-1 Travel (people mover version)

Starex is also produced in China under the name Jac Refine by Anhui Jianghuai Automobile since 2002 under Hyundai licence. It's very successful with market share about 20%.[2] From 2003 to 2008, it has consecutively won "Year's MPV" and "The Best Official Car" from 2004 to 2008. In 2007, it was gained "The Best MPV" and "The Best MPV for Government".[3]


First generation (1997–2007)

First generation
Hyundai Starex (first generation)
Also called Hyundai H-1
Hyundai Satellite
Hyundai H200
Jac Refine
Production 1997–2007
Engine 2.4L Sirius I4 petrol
2.5L D I4 diesel
2.5L TD I4 diesel
2.5L CRDI VGT I4 diesel
Wheelbase RV Wagon/Van: 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
Jumbo Wagon/Van: 3,080 mm (121.3 in)
Related Hyundai Libero
Mitsubishi Delica L400

The Starex was offered available in a wide range of configurations, including minivan (MPV) and minibus, van, pick-up, taxi, and ambulance. It had used a 2.5 SOHC 8-valve turbodiesel engine that has an output of 85 horsepower (63 kW) at 4000 rpm and 170 nm of torque. It offered ABS, LSD and an optional 4-speed automatic transmission, back up sensors and a driver's airbag. It has 10- or 12- seat configuration. Starex/H-1 2000 version offered much more with a new front fascia, a new 2.5 DOHC 16-valve commonrail direct injection turbo diesel engine that had an output of 123 horsepower (92 kW) and 360 nm of torque. The 3rd generation sports an all new body and two engine types: a base 2.5SOHC 8-valve turbo diesel engine with 110 horsepower (82 kW) and 232 nm of torque and another 2.5DOHC 16-valve commonrail direct injection with variable geometry turbo with a class leading 174 horsepower (130 kW) and 402 nm of torque. Top of the line model features a leather interior an overhead console and immobilizer. Aluminum accents, split, folding seats, all power features, climate control, keyless entry and DVD player with 6 speakers are standard.

Second generation (2007–present)

Second generation
2008–2010 Hyundai iMax (Australia)
Also called Hyundai Grand Starex
Hyundai Grand Starex Royale
Hyundai i800
Hyundai H-1
Hyundai H-1 Travel
Hyundai H-1 Cargo
Hyundai iLoad
Hyundai iMax
Hyundai H300
Huatai-Hyundai H1 Cargo
Huatai-Hyundai H1 Van
Dodge H100 Van/Wagon (Mexico)[4]
Production 2007–present
Model years 2008-present
Engine 2.4L Theta II I4 petrol 172hp
2.5L TCI I4 diesel 99hp
2.5L CRDI VGT I4 diesel 167hp
Transmission 4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
Wheelbase 3,200 mm (126.0 in)
Length 5,125 mm (201.8 in)
Width 1,920 mm (75.6 in)
Height 1,925 mm (75.8 in) (Wagon)
1,935 mm (76.2 in)
File:2008-2010 Hyundai iMax (TQ-W) van 02.jpg
2008–2010 Hyundai iMax (Australia)

The 2nd-generation vehicle was introduced as the Grand Starex with larger dimensions and much stronger CRDi engine. The CRDi engine is a 2.5-litre in-line 4-cylinder with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) delivering 167 hp (125 kW; 169 PS) at 3,800 rpm with 289 lb·ft (392 N·m) of torque between 2,000 and 2,500 rpm.

In Malaysia the Starex is available in a more luxurious variant with DVD player, 7-inch LCD panel and fully equipped with body kit. Called Grand Starex Royale the vehicle won many car awards such as the Autocar Asean 2008 for Large MPV category,[5] 1st Place in Asian Auto Bosch Fuel Efficiency 2008 in Luxury MPV Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 8.5l/100 km [6] as well as the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the large MPV category.[7] The vehicle is also sold with the longest warranty in Malaysia spotting a 5 Year, 300,000 km warranty.[8]

In Indonesia, Hyundai Starex is available with the name Hyundai H-1. Hyundai H-1 is introduced in 2008, with 3 options: GLS, Elegance, and XG. At first, only petrol engines is available for H-1. The diesel engines came in February 2010, when Hyundai decided to produce H-1 in Indonesia for ASEAN market.[9][10] In Indonesia, one of H-1's competitor is Toyota Alphard.[11]

In Thailand, since the unsuccessful introduction of the Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai import the Starex into Thailand as the Hyundai H-1. It comes with three variants, the Touring, Executive and Deluxe. All come with 12 seats. The Executive and Deluxe were badged as "Maesto" until a minor change in 2011.

With 8 seats (6 full-size seats and 2 small seats), it is called Grand Starex (VIP). The car is available in Thailand as a 2.5-liter Euro IV CRDi diesel engine with 5-speed manual or automatic with manual shift. The car also comes with a 2nd-row captain's seat that can rotate. With a price of under 2 million BHT, it is a more economical purchase than some Japanese minivans. The opening price is 1,898,000 bath. [12]


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  1. "Hyundai. Hyundai In Turkey". Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  2. "Welcome to Anhui!". 2006-08-28. Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  3. "JAC Motors - Coordinate Balance and Pursue Excellence". Retrieved 2010-10-08. 
  4. "Dodge presenta el H100 Van 2010". 2009-10-01. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  5. "Autocar ASEAN Car Of The Year Awards 2008". Motor Trader Malaysia. Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  6. "Asian Auto-BOSCH Fuel Efficiency Awards 2008 Vehicle Winners". Retrieved 2008-06-12. 
  7. "Peugeot 308 Turbo wins "Overall Car of the Year 2008" Award". Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  8. "Hyundai bags 2 awards at the New Straits Times/Maybank COTY 2009". Retrieved 2009-12-19. 
  9. [1], Hyundai Produce H-1 in Indonesia.
  10. [2], Indonesia is potential for Hyundai.
  11. [3], H1 competes with Alphard in Indonesia.
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