Hyundai Stargazer MPV teased in Indonesia, India launch a possibility

Luxury MPVs like the Toyota Vellfire are quite popular in Southeast Asia and to create a stronger portfolio in the same segment, the South Korean automaker Hyundai has now released a teaser for a new MPV. This new vehicle has been named the Stargazer and the company has shown a few glimpses of the exterior design of this forthcoming MPV. According to sources, the model could be making its international debut next month.

Hyundai Stargazer MPV teased in Indonesia, India launch a possibility

From what we can observe, the upcoming Hyundai Stargazer will sport a sleek LED DRL strip that stretches from one end to the other, as seen in the teaser photographs. Lower on the front bumper are the primary headlights, which are surrounded by a massive grille. A large air dam may also be seen. Meanwhile in the rear, LED taillamps with an H-shaped, single-piece design can also e seen in the pictures of the MPV.

According to media speculations, the new Hyundai Stargazer will most likely be built on the Kia Carens’ modified K1 platform. This platform is used by the Hyundai Group’s smaller SUVs and automobiles, such as the Sonet, Venue, and Grand i10 Nios. The new Stargazer will have a typical three-row MPV body configuration with contemporary design characteristics and it will most likely be about 4.5 metres long.

As for the details of the interior of the new Stargazer MPV, they are yet to be disclosed by Hyundai. Most certainly the MPV will get a brand-new interior, with certain elements shared with the Venue and Creta. A big touchscreen entertainment system with a wireless connection and a digital instrument dashboard might be included in the MPV. Automatic air conditioning, a multi-function steering wheel, a rear view camera, rear AC vents, and other features are expected like every other new vehicle coming in the future. Some ADAS elements are also expected to be included in the car, although details have yet to be announced.

Like all the other information, the specifics of the powertrains of this new MPV are still not clear. However, it is believed that Hyundai may sell the MPV with the same 1.5-litre petrol, 1.4-litre turbo-petrol, and 1.5-litre diesel engines as the Creta. The MPV’s gearbox options are likely to be shared with the smaller SUV.

Hyundai Stargazer MPV teased in Indonesia, India launch a possibility

In other Hyundai news, a recent report has revealed that the South Korean carmaker is currently planning or working on an EV that will be launched in India. And what makes this EV attractive is the fact that it will be a small EV and will be affordable as well. According to the report, Hyundai has started working on an affordable and small EV for India.

The manufacturer will also be bringing more premium models to India in the future. Tarun Garg, director sales, marketing and service for Hyundai India said. “We have to look at as much localisation as possible.” This will be crucial for the manufacturer to keep the cost of the EV in check. He also mentioned that Hyundai is also working on various issues related to the charging ecosystem, sales network and manufacturing.