The Korean automaker has revealed the design of this maxivan ahead of the full vehicle unveiling later in the first half of 2021.
“Staria is designed with an ‘inside-out’ approach, reflecting recent shifts in consumer needs that prioritize the use of interior space,” Hyundai said, adding that the “exterior gives a seamless look defined by streamlined silhouette, panoramic windows and pure body volume.”
The company added that the vehicle is designed for families and businesses, and it provides a preview of the space innovation that will be available in PBVs — Purpose Built Vehicles — “in the future mobility era.”
Staria will be available in 2-, 7-, 9- and 11-seat configurations, and in standard or premium versions. However, the 11-seat version will be sold only in the Korean domestic market.
“The Staria Premium model offers a variety of additional interior features that will transform the passenger’s mobility experience,” Hyundai said. “The 7-seater high-end model includes a one-touch relaxation mode on its second-row premium relaxation seats, automatically reclining to a seat posture that comfortably disperses the passenger’s weight and improves overall body balance.
“The 9-seater Staria Premium has second-row seats with the added ability to swivel 180 degrees to face passengers in the third row. This offers a new mobility experience where passengers can talk while looking at each other.”
Premium versions also will be equipped with 64-color selectable ambient lighting.