Hyundai has launched a dual-purpose “Multicab” version of its recently-released Staria minivan, which is capable of transporting 5 passengers and 1,074kg of cargo at the same time.
The Staria Multicab sees first and second-row seats fitted, while the rear half of the van has been stripped out to form an empty cavern to suit both personal and commercial applications.
From the outside, little sets it apart from the vehicle it is based on, while the toned-down interior also sports many of the modern features of the passenger-only model.
The Staria Multicab is fitted with a range of equipment to prepare it for its dual-purpose nature, with artificial leather seats, electric folding mirrors, automatic headlights, a multifunction steering wheel, climate control, cruise control, and a wireless charger as standard.
In addition, a 4.2-inch driver’s display and 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto take care of connectivity options.
To enhance safety when compared to the outgoing H1 Multicab, the Staria Multicab also comes with blind-spot collision warning, rear cross-traffic alert, hill-start assist, a multi-collision braking system, a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, all-round parking sensors, ABS, and six airbags.
A twin-swing tailgate then opens up the rear packing area and allows for easy loading and unloading of 2,890 litres or 1,074kg of cargo.
Around the outside, you’ll find 17-inch alloy wheels and halogen lights with daytime running lights – as opposed to the LED units on the standard models.
Driving the Staria Multicab is the same 2.2-litre, turbo-diesel motor found in the rest of the range.
In every model, it generates 130kW and 430Nm, with power sent to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission.
This returns a combined fuel consumption rating of 8.7l/100km for the Multicab, a 0-100km/h time of 12.4 seconds, and a top speed of 185km/h.
A maximum braked towing capacity of 2,500kg is also supported.
The Hyundai Staria 2.2D Multicab has a South African price of R759,900.
Each purchase includes a 5-year/150,000km warranty with an additional 2-year/50,000km powertrain warranty, a 6-year/90,000km service plan, and 7-year/150,000km roadside assistance.