Korean automaker Hyundai has revealed the first images of the new Staria minivan line, which will be officially unveiled in the first half of this year during an online event. A novelty for family and business use, it features a futuristic design that we are more used to seeing in science fiction films, rather than on the streets of real cities.
Hyundai Staria’s design is an inside-out approach, in which the design process begins with the interior and then extends to the exterior. As a result, the exterior of the novelty is distinguished by a futuristic, streamlined and minimalist profile, which is formed using a curved line running along the entire length of the body. It resembles a halo that illuminates the Earth’s horizon as it rises when viewed from space.
The front of the Staria is decorated with a horizontal strip of daytime running and side lights, stretching across the entire width of the minivan. The large and wide radiator grille with a unique pattern makes the model’s appearance recognizable at first glance. The unusual “space” appearance of the car is also formed due to the low-set headlights located on the sides.
All parts of the front of the vehicle are painted in the same color. Low glass line and large panoramic windows on the sides improve visibility and create a feeling of openness. The back of the minivan is minimalist, accentuated by expressive vertical lights and a wide rear window. The lowered rear bumper of the minivan will allow passengers to load and unload the trunk more easily.
The design of the model in the Staria Premium version is complemented by exclusive elements. The radiator grille of the Premium equipment has a unique honeycomb pattern. The chrome trim of the cube-shaped LED headlights, as well as the Hyundai emblem, rims, exterior mirrors and door handles in tinted chrome, are all premium styling. Exclusive 18-inch rims with diamond design and graphics accentuate the minivan’s luxurious exterior. The rear light unit in the top-end configuration is designed in the corporate style of “parametric pixels”.
When creating the interior of Hyundai Staria, designers were inspired by the interior of a cruise ship. The driver-centered front of the cabin features a high-tech design, a 10.25-inch multimedia screen, a touch-sensitive front panel and a push-button electronic gear selector. The digital instrument cluster located at the top of the front console provides the driver with an unobstructed view. Storage compartments are located in the ceiling, under the dashboard, and at the top and bottom of the front of the vehicle. The box on the central tunnel is equipped with cup holders, USB ports and an additional compartment for storing things for the driver and passengers.
The Staria Premium version is equipped with many additional options in the cabin. The top 7-seater configuration of the minivan features premium second-row seats with a special “relaxation” mode activated at the push of a button. The seats can be easily shifted to a position in which the passenger’s weight is distributed for maximum comfort and ideal body balance.
In the 9-seater Staria Premium minivan, the second row seats can additionally rotate 180 degrees towards the third row passengers. Thanks to this feature, back row passengers will be able to talk face to face. The contour lighting, available on all Premium minivans, creates a unique interior ambience with 64 color tones. Direct and indirect light can be used to illuminate the interior, center console, doors and luggage compartments.
The Hyundai Staria model will be offered in a variety of cabin layouts – from 2-seater to 11-seater. The top-of-the-line Staria Premium will be available in 7, 9 and 11-seater variants with exclusive exterior and interior trims.
A source: Hyundai