Hyundai has just launched the new Hyundai H1 11-seater van at the 2007 Thailand Motor Expo. The Hyundai H1 – also known as the Hyundai Starex in certain markets – is a van that can be configured with either 8 or 11 seats aimed at customers who wish to have a people mover but do not want to spend so much on luxury MPVs. The Hyundai Starex goes head to head against vehicles such as the Ford Transit, the Volkswagen Transporter and the Mercedes Benz Vito. The Thai model is configured with 11 seats.
There are two engine options available – a 2.5 litre turbocharged intercooled oil burner with 100 PS and 226Nm of torque, a 2.5 litre CRDi turbocharged intercooled oil burner with a variable geometry turbocharger making 170 hp and 392Nm of torque, as well as a 2.4 litre Theta family gasoline engine delivering 170 horsepower and 223Nm of torque.