The Hyundai Staria is a 5-door minivan manufactured by Hyundai since 2021. In Pakistan, The Hyundai Staria is available in three variants: Staria 2.2D Manual, Staria 2.2D Automatic, and Staria 3.5 automatic. It was launched in the Pakistani market in 2022.
Hyundai Staria Exterior
The new Hyundai Staria 2023 comes with a unique design language. The futuristic look of the 7-seater minivan coupled with high-tech elegance makes it stand apart in a crowd. The front of the Staria 2023 sports a bold and broad grille coupled with Halogen headlamps and bulb daytime running lights (DRLs).
The sides of the Staria 2023 sport retractable side mirrors with turn signals.
The rear of the Staria 2023 has LED rear combination lamps that have parametric pixel lights in them to give them a futuristic look. A high-mounted stop lamp in the rear adds to the Staria’s beauty.
Hyundai Staria Interior
The interior of the Hyundai Staria 2023 is designed to provide a comfortable ride to the passengers. The fabric-wrapped seats come with adjustable headrests. The driver’s seat in the Hyundai Staria 3.5 Automatic comes with seat height adjustment, lumbar support, a power seat, and has a footrest.
Both the driver and passenger seats are heated and ventilated in the top trim. The second and third rows of seats also come with headrests, a rear reclining feature, and folding, and sliding adjustments. The 4th row of seats comes with headrests, a rear reclining feature, and sliding, folding, and tip-up adjustments.
The electronic steering wheel in Staria 2023 comes with manual tilt and telescopic adjustments. Behind the steering wheel lies a 10.25-inch LCD TFT display which is the minivan’s instrument panel. The minivan comes with a 3.8-inch mono TFT LCD with 4 speakers for a good entertainment system that supports AM/FM radio, MP3 and Bluetooth, and AUX connectivity.
The Hyundai Staria 2023 also comes with dual-zone manual air-conditioning and heating.
The Hyundai Staia 2023 comes packed with necessary safety features. The minivan has Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). the Staria 2023 also has Hill Start Assist control and an electronic stability control system for a better driving experience.
There are 2 airbags in the Staria for the driver and the front passenger. The minivan also features headlight control and headlight delay.
Staria 2023 Engine
The Hyundai Staria curent_year comes in 3 trims in Pakistan - Staria 2.2D Manual, Staria 2.2D Automatic, and Staria 3.5 automatic.
The 2.2D variants come with a diesel Euro II engine with a displacement of 2199cc. It generates a maximum power of 177/3800 ps/rpm and a maximum torque of 430/1500-2500 Nm/rpm.
The 3.5 Automatic trim on the other hand comes with a Euro II petrol engine which has a displacement of 3470cc. This engine produces a maximum power of 272/6400 ps/rpm and a maximum torque of 331/5000 Nm/rpm.
The Staria 2.2D Manual comes with 6-speed manual transmission and the automatic variants come with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Staria Ride & Handling
The Hyundai Staria 2023 is easy to handle and convenient to drive. The minivan provides a stable and smooth ride and its brakes take only 128 ft to bring the vehicle to a halt from the top speed. The minivan has minimal to no body roll and does not swivel on sharp turns.
The Staria 2023 diesel variants do make a lot of noise but it diminishes at high speeds. The minivan absorbs most of the shocks in the road due to its Macpherson suspension. The minivan is great for the daily commute and long travels but it does not go to extremely high speeds.
Staria 2023 Maintenance
The Hyundai Staria 2023 is a first-of-its-kind vehicle and is newly launched. This is why its auto parts would not be easily available initially.
The Hyundai Staria 2023 competes with Toyota Hiace, Kia Carnival, and Hyundai H1 in the Pakistani market.
The Toyota Hiace is one of the stronger competitors for the Staria as it already has a strong consumer base and is lesser in price than the Staria. The Hiace does not have the comfort of the Staria but shares similar features with the new launch. The Hiace does not have traction control or rear seat folding feature. Staria, on the other hand, is a comparatively luxurious option.
The Kia Grand Carnival is another strong competition for the Staria. The Grand Carnival is more stable and provides a smoother ride than the Staria. Their prices are also competitive and Kia is becoming a popular brand in Pakistan.
The Hyundai H1 competes with Hyundai’s H1 as well. The H1 shares a lot of features with the Staria and is a lot cheaper than the Staria. Staria beats H1 when it comes to comfort and design.