Hyundai’s load carrier range has received a new flagship variant for 2023, which brings some people mover touches.
The 2023 Hyundai Staria Load Premium, in showrooms in February, includes some features previously exclusive to the Staria people mover, including LED headlights and tail lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, a power tailgate and keyless entry and start.
UPDATE, 14/03/2023 – Hyundai has announced it’ll increase prices of its Staria Load range by $500 from April 1, 2023. Existing customer orders won’t be price-protected, so if you take delivery on or after April 1, you’ll pay the higher price. Pricing has been updated below.
Inside, it also swaps out the Staria Load’s 8.0-inch touchscreen for the Staria Elite people mover’s larger 10.25-inch unit with satellite navigation, and gains climate control air-conditioning.
It also gains the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster from the Staria Highlander, complete with Hyundai’s Blind-Spot View Monitor.
In a final people mover-like touch, you can buy the Staria Load Premium in more than just plain white and black. Graphite Grey and Shimmering Silver metallic and Moonlight Blue mica finishes are available.
It’s priced at $51,240 before on-road costs, or $5500 more than the standard two-seat van. It’s only available with the lift-up tailgate.
The rest of the Staria Load range is unchanged for 2023, including pricing.
- 2023 Hyundai Staria Load van (Liftback or Twin Swing): $46,240
- 2023 Hyundai Staria Load Crew Van (Liftback or Twin Swing): $50,140
- 2023 Hyundai Staria Load Premium van (Liftback): $51,740
All prices exclude on-road costs.
The 2023 Hyundai Staria Load is powered by a 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine producing 130kW of power and 430Nm of torque.
Power is sent to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2023 Hyundai Staria Load uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle. It has a 75L fuel tank.
The 2023 Hyundai Staria Load measures 5253mm long, 1997mm wide and 2000mm tall on a 3273mm wheelbase.
Cargo area length and volume are 1435mm and 2340L in the Crew Van, and 2607mm and 4935L in the van. Cargo width and height are 1640mm and 1436mm with both configurations.
Braked towing capacity is 2500kg, while unbraked is 750kg.
Payload in the standard van is 1072kg, with a gross vehicle mass of 3020kg and kerb weight of between 1938kg and 2002kg.
Hyundai backs its cars with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, and the first five services are capped at $360 each.
The Hyundai Staria Load has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, based on testing conducted in 2021 of the related people mover.
It received a score of 85 per cent for adult occupant protection, 65 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 74 per cent for safety assist.
In ANCAP’s 2022 Commercial Van Analysis, the Staria Load’s breadth of active safety technology earned it a Platinum rating – the only van to receive this rating, which put it above the likes of the Mercedes-Benz Vito and Toyota HiAce with their Gold ratings.
Standard safety equipment includes:
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Pedestrian and cyclist detection
- Junction-turning assist
- Blind-spot assist
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Surround-view camera (liftback only)
- Leading vehicle departure alert
- Driver attention warning
- Intelligent speed limit assist
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Safe exit warning
- Seven airbags, including a front-centre airbag
The Premium adds Hyundai’s Blind-Spot View Monitor.
The standard Staria Load comes with the following equipment:
- Choice of Liftback or Twin Swing rear doors
- Halogen headlights
- 17-inch steel wheels
- Full-sized spare
- Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
- Cloth upholstery
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- Wireless phone charging
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
The Crew Van uniquely receives a centre console storage box, a three-seat second-row bench, and second-row windows.
The Premium van, available only with a liftback tailgate, adds:
- LED headlights and tail lights
- Automatic high-beam
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Satellite navigation
- Wired Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- Blind-Spot View Monitor
- Keyless entry and start
- Power tailgate
The van and Crew Van are available only in Creamy White solid or Shimmering Silver mica finishes. The latter is a $695 option.
The Premium is additionally available in Graphite Grey, Abyss Black and Moonlight Blue finishes. These finishes cost an extra $695.
All models have a black cloth interior.