Families invest in vehicles as much as they do homes and it’s really one of the most practical things a person can do with the money they earn. But the question is, what car suits a family? Presenting, the Hyundai Grand Starex.
We can suppose that the norm a family of five would go for would be a four-door sedan or SUV, but this isn’t always what’s best, especially for Filipino families.
Filipino families are large in number, close and tight-knit, and on those special holidays that you want to be close to family living in the more far-away places, what’s better for the family than a Hyundai Starex?
We can go through the thousands of reasons why the latest Hyundai Starex is good for you, but let’s just start with thirteen reasons why this is a vehicle that the family is bound to love.
Bigger is better.
When you want to get noticed, the best way is to go all-out, and the Hyundai Grand Starex did not fail in doing that.
The 2019 version comes out as bigger with a completely redesigned look, starting with its robust exterior that feature distinctive headlights, 17” alloy wheels, and a chrome coated radiator grille that offers an absolutely eye-catching design.
It’s built for endurance.
The Hyundai Grand Starex is, let’s face it, a common sight on the road, but there’s good reason for it.
This vehicle is tough, durable, and built for the road. Filipinos are known for their love to travel – just take a look at our Instagram accounts! But most of all, we love to travel with friends and family, and the Grand Starex, depending on the variant, can carry 10 up to 18 passengers comfortably.
So if you’re planning your next road trip to the the mountains in Sagada, you know you’re bound to have a sturdy ride going up and back to Manila.
You might think that cars built like the Hyundai Grandex use up tanks of gas, and generally you’re right. But the Grand Starex actually has good fuel efficiency for something so… well, grand.
It’s also practical!
What we really love about this vehicle is that you can fit a minimum of two 5-member families in this thing. If you’re heading out on a long drive with a lot of family members, you have the option to just have everyone ride along in your brand new Hyundai Grand Starex.
So you save up on gas money and you get to bond with everyone on the 12-hour ride. Talk about being practical, eh?
Interiors are simple…
The interiors are, without a doubt, one of the best notable things about the Hyundai Grand Starex. It offers a new premium leather cover for the surface and a high-end dashboard with features that we’ll talk about in just a bit.
Your seating arrangements are very flexible!
The models start you off with a 10-seater that are flexible enough that you can rearrange the seats in a number of ways that you can let on more luggage – or even more people!
The 2nd and 3rd row seats can be swiveled so that you can allow more cargo in the van. Or you can even just slide, recline or tip up the 4th row seats and dump your luggage there.
Even with all the rearranging you do in the back, this does not sacrifice the comfort of your passengers. If you’re going on a long ride and have plenty of stuff or family going with you, you can do all the changes you want in the back, and everyone will still be comfortable enough for the ride.
As already mentioned, you can swivel and rearrange the seats to your heart’s content, and you don’t have to compromise anyone’s comfort.
The van is spacious and can start out fitting 10 people at a given time, and more with just the right arrangement of seats.
Perfect for that time of the year you and the family drive up to great-grandmother’s ancestral house in Batangas for the annual family reunion!
You won’t even feel like you’re driving a van full of people (or cargo).
One of the concerns a lot of drivers and first-time owners have when driving a van is that they don’t feel as if they’ll be able to control their vehicle because it’s just too big.
These concerns are valid but don’t fret, drivers! Because driving the Grand Starex won’t even feel like you’re lugging a huge piece of metal on a drive.
Hyundai has this vehicle powered by a 2.5L common rail direct-injection engine with variable-geometry turbocharges. The power from this engine is transmitted to its rear wheels via a 5-speed automatic transmission.
The experience is as smooth as though you’re driving a small car.
Top of the line features to suit a modern traveller’s needs.
Your average car has a radio that barely gets any reception when you’re out on the countryside, but the Hyundai Grand Starex has much more to offer.
For starters, the ride comes with a roof-mounted antenna, which will guarantee good radio reception wherever you might be heading off to.
Another highlight of the Grand Starex would be its unique dashboard that comes with a floating-type 8-inch display. There is also full climate control, a rear entertainment system, and even dual sunroofs.
If you’re out for a long drive and want some quiet time (but not too quiet), then why not enjoy what background noise your new ride has to give?
We’re pretty sure any kids you have in the family will be anything but bored with the Grand Starex’s entertainment system.
You’re in for a safe, worry-free ride.
How do we know? As it’s commonly used as a family van, Hyundai has, of course, gone through painstaking lengths to make sure its passengers stay safe and secure while they’re on the road.
The van is equipped with dual front airbags and individual seat belts for its passengers.
The vehicle is also built with an anti-lock braking system and electronic stability program. This feature essentially make sure that you don’t go off the road when you’re down on winding paths.
You’re secure even while you’re not on the road.
One key highlight that we just love about the Grand Starex security features is the convenience of getting to lock and unlock your car doors with just the press of a button.
This Hyundai van comes with a folding key that you can use to prevent unauthorized access. Theft prevention at its most high-end!
The price is just right.
With its latest model priced at just P2.85M, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with this family van. Interested in prices for other models? Check out the price list here!
You could choose a more expensive van with relatively the same features from company x. Or you could go with Hyundai’s competitive offer and proven and tested brand of driver and passenger comfort and safety.
Last but definitely not the least, what’s better than that new car smell?
Or in this case, that new Hyundai Grand Starex smell. *wink*