Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo starts at PHP 1,418,000
If you're in the market for a cargo van, perhaps you can consider a Hyundai. Dubbed the Grand Starex Cargo, it's aimed at those who are in the business of hauling and logistics. With that, Hyundai Philippines has three versions to offer to suit the different demands of their customers.
The variants on hand are the CC, VC, and WC, each with different interior configurations. As for design, the new Starex Cargo comes with redesigned headlights and a larger grille. However, it gets fewer chrome trimmings than the Grand Starex, and all versions ride on steel rims. It also doesn't have foglights at the front. However, it has double swing rear doors instead of a standard tailgate to ease the loading and unloading of cargo. The Cargo replaces the standard version's coil springs and swaps them in for leaf springs to boost payload capacity.
So what are the differences between the variants? The CC is a closed can with a partition for the front occupants, and it doesn't come with side windows. The VC adds a set of side windows and removes the partition of a narrow mesh for the driver's side. As for the WC, it's much like the CC but with windows and protective bars.
All these models are powered by the same engine. It comes with the familiar 2.5-liter turbodiesel that Hyundai has been using for years. However, it is detuned for the cargo versions. Instead of 175 PS and 451 Nm of torque, the Grand Starex Cargo's engine puts out 136 PS and 343 Nm of torque. The only transmission option is a six-speed manual.
Prices for the 2021 Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo are as follows:
Grand Starex Cargo CC: PHP 1,418,000
Grand Starex Cargo VC: PHP 1,425,000
Grand Starex Cargo WC (D2): PHP 1,468,000
Grand Starex Cargo WC (D1): PHP 1,475,000