Hyundai Motor reveals additional design details of STARIA

Hyundai Staria to replace IMAX

Hyundai Staria – Hyundai will be replacing their iMax people mover with an all-new model called the Staria.

Hyundai Staria people mover 1

The external look is space age van, unlike Kia’s latest, dominant people mover the Carnival which is more like a stretched SUV.

Hyundai say that the STARIA’s look is based on an ‘inside-out’ approach, a new design methodology for future mobility that begins with the interior and expands it to the exterior.


This can help meet an expanding market for PBVs Purpose Built Vehicles. Future mobility is under pressure to move multiple people per vehicle while giving everyone enough space. It may ultimate be autonomous and electric powered which changes the internal space needs.

The Staria’s second row of seats for example will be able to swivel around 180 degrees and face people in the third row.

The Staria should be released in Australia in the second half of this year.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto