The Korean automaker, Hyundai is preparing an all-new 3-row MPV for growing markets. Rumoured to be called the Hyundai Stargazer, the new low-cost MPV has been spotted testing multiple times in South Korea and Indonesia. In fact, prices for the new model have already been leaked for the Indonesian markets.
Hyundai Stargazer Launch Timeline
The new Hyundai Stargazer will first go on sale in Indonesia. In fact, the 3-row MPV has entered the DKI Jakarta Motor Vehicle Sales Value (NJKB) website in April 2022. It is claimed to be offered in 4 trim levels – Active Trend, Style and Prime. The Indonesian spec model is reportedly to be priced between Rp 155,000,000 (Approx INR 8.23 lakh) and Rp 202,000,000 (Approx INR 10.72 lakh).
The Korean media reports that the new Stargazer will also be launched in the Indian market. Moreover, the new MPV will be produced at Hyundai’s Chennai based plant and will also be exported to select international markets.
The new Stargazer is expected to be priced aggressively in the market. It is likely to be based on the brand’s K1 platform that underpins the Kia Carens. In fact, the Grand i10 Nios is also based on the same platform. The platform has been modified to accommodate a longer wheelbase. This will also help Hyundai to price the new model very competitive in the market.
The new Hyundai Stargazer is likely to be one of the first models to roll out from the company’s new Indonesia plant. In the Indonesian market, the new MPV will rival the Suzuki Ertiga, Honda BR-V, Mitsubishi Xpander, Toyota Avanza and the Nissan Livinia.
It is expected to measure around 4.5 meters in length. Similar to the Carens, the new Stargazer will come in 6 and 7-seat layout with former having captain seats in the second row. The Stargazer will have a conventional MPV-like styling, featuring cab-forward bodystyle. The spy images reveal that the new MPV will come with split headlamp setup with main lights placed below and the LED DRLs on top. It is also likely to receive a uniquely styled grille with similarities with the new Tucson. The MPV will have a shark fin antenna and a sloping roofline.
The new Hyundai Stargazer is expected to come with an all-new interior with several features shared with the Venue and the Creta. It is likely to get a large touchscreen infotainment system with wireless connectivity and a digital instrument console. The MPV will get automatic AC, multi-functional steering wheel, rear view camera, rear AC vents and others. The vehicle is also reportedly to get some ADAS features; however, details are yet to be revealed.
Hyundai Stargazer Specifications
The new Stargazer MPV for the Indonesian market will get a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine. This engine produces 113.4bhp and 145Nm of torque. Transmission choices will include a 6-speed manual and a CVT automatic.
The India-spec model is likely to share the engine mechanics with the Carens. Not just 1.5L petrol, the Stargazer for India will also receive a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel engine that is good for 113bhp and 250Nm of torque. It could also get a 138bhp, 1.4L turbocharged petrol engine with manual and 7-speed DCT.