Hyundai Staria star train-inspired van becomes camper, limo
Hyundai revealed two wild-looking variations of Staria small truck – was developed for private aircraft terminals and campsites, respectively. The version called Limousine has a plush interior and smoother suspension, while the Camper version has a pop-up roof and interior.
Regular Staria sold in several global markets looks a lot nicer on the inside than its boxy proportions suggest, and the Limousine builds on these premium platforms with a higher roof system. Starry sky lighting, a sliding center console with tablet integration and a USB-C charging port, and a 25-inch screen for rear passengers. LED lights illuminate the second and third rows of seats.
Hyundai doesn’t just expand the list of standard features and call it a date. It also equips the Limousine with a softer specific suspension than the standard van and an electric power steering system. These changes are made to provide a smooth ride and control cabin noise. Visually, the Limousine owns 18-inch wheels and is available in two colors Cream White or Abyss Pearl Black.
At the other end of the Staria spectrum, the Camper model is offered with four or 11 seats. Shown in the gallery above, the four-seater is fully prepared to serve as a home away from home. Hyundai has added a sliding table so users can dine or work, external power, 18.4-gallon water tank, 10.5-gallon waste water tank, refrigerator, sink, and more lights . At first glance, the add-ons are built with quality materials; it’s not like they’re made of the Playmobil grade plastic sometimes found in recreational vehicles.
Users can fold the second row of seats flat to create a relatively spacious sleeping space. And there’s enough space underneath the power-operated pop-up roof to accommodate a mattress for two. The last cool feature built into the Camper is the built-in exterior awning with LED lighting.
Hyundai has not released powertrain specifications. In Europe, vans standards with a 2.2-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with 175 hp and 318 pound-feet of torque. It turns the front wheels through either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Buyers in select global markets can also opt for a 3.5-liter V6 tuned to develop 268 horsepower and 244 pound-feet of torque.
Prices for the Limousine start at 57.92 million won (about 46,900 USD), while the 11 and 4 seat versions of the Camper are priced at 49.47 million won and 68.58 million won (about 40,100 USD and 55,600 USD respectively) USD). Don’t get too excited, though: Hyundai has indicated that it has no plans to bring the Staria to the United States, so there’s no hint that the Limousine and Camper will arrive here.