Hyundai Motor (Thailand) showcases new cars with exciting campaigns and 2014FIFA World Cup Theme at 35th Bangkok International Motor Show

Automotive Press Releases Tuesday March 25, 2014 16:24
Bangkok--25 Mar--Hyundai Motor
  • The New Hyundai Grand Starex VIP and Premium Minor Change
  • The New Hyundai Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change with new engine producing maximum output of 184 hp
  • The New Hyundai H-1 Series with starting price of 1,449,000 baht
  • Hyundai i40 as 2014FIFA World Cup highlighted show car to mark the world’s biggest sporting event
New cars:
A. The New Hyundai Grand Starex VIP Minor Change

The New Hyundai Grand Starex VIP Minor Change is the Super Luxury 7-seater full-size MPV fitted with the new 2.5-liter turbo-diesel commonrail EURO 4 engine that delivers maximum output of 175 horsepower and maximum torque of 441 newton-meter. Power is transferred to the rear wheels via 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.

The Grand Starex VIP Minor Change is outstanding with new chrome-highlighted front grille, new front bumper, new rear bumper, new side garnish, new 17-inch alloy wheels with 235/60/17 tires, LED repeaters on side-view mirrors, and electrically adjusted Double VIP seats, which now come with new leather seat pattern and Butterfly headrests.

The newly designed and developed Entertainment Counter is the highlight of the VIP version. It comes with a European-styling design and high-end materials for more luxurious look and feel. The 19-inch LCD screen is now upgraded to 22-inch in Full-HD while the sound system is provided by Kenwood.

B. The New Hyundai Grand Starex Premium Minor Change

The New Grand Starex Premium Minor Change comes with more personal space for additional personal comfort. The Entertainment Counter is replaced for extra space the 10.1-inch roof-mounted LCD screen, DVD head unit. Other interior comfort features also include Double Super VIP Seats and driver’s seat that can be declined to suit the physical comfort of the driver. It also has an interior ambience that suits family users instead of the more business and corporate-look as appreciated in the Grand Starex VIP. The Super VIP Seats are mounted on the safety rails and can be adjusted to more positions than before for optimum space arrangement or practical comfort for you and your family.

Other outstanding features that can be found in the New Grand Starex VUP and Premium Minor Change include:
§ 2.5-liter turbo diesel commonrail euro 4 engine delivering maximum output of 175 horse power and impressively high torque output of 441 newton meter at 2000 – 2250 rpm
§ 5-speed automatic transmission with manual mode for extra engine brake and more traction when required to enhance braking and road handling capabilities
§ Double Super VIP Seats with butterfly headrests and new leather covers provide unmatched comfort and relaxation with electrically adjusted recliner and thigh support
§ Multi-function steering wheel connects to the vehicle’s audio system
§ Electrically adjusted and folded side-view mirrors
§ Rear-view camera for safety and convenient parking
§ Flexible cargo compartment area with seats on all rows adjustable for suitable positions
§ Newly designed 17-inch alloy wheels and 235/60 R17 tires
§ ABS
§ Remote control key for central locking and anti-theft alarm
§ New front center fascia
§ Elegant wood trim
§ Fog lamps for additional safety
§ Navigator (GPS)
C. The New Hyundai Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change

The New Hyundai Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change is clearly an intelligent product improvement whose highlights include new CRDi engine producing 184 horsepower (torque of 392 newton-meter) instead of 177 in the previous version; new front HID projector headlight and rear LED combination lamps; new 17-inch alloy wheels; new sports dials and new reclining rear seats. The Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change also comes with DVD head unit with LCD screen and navigator system.

The Uniquely Sexy Tucson 2.0D 4WD is outstanding in terms of design, comfort & utility, road handling, engine performance and driving enjoyment.
Other features of the Minor Change Sexy SUV include:
  • Metal top with roof rails
  • 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode for acceleration and effective engine braking when cornering or going downhill
  • The advanced Electronic Stability Program (ESP) package which includes Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Hill-start Assist Control (HAC), ABS, EBD and BA
  • Multi-function steering wheel for easy sound-system command
  • New 17-inch alloy wheels
  • X-Shape interior and dash with European brown leather trim
  • Active headrests
  • ROP (roll-over prevention system)
  • Button Start System
  • The Smart Key system for most convenient entry without remote struggling
  • Advanced Start Button – new benchmark in today’s driving
  • AUX and USB plug-in with iPod hook up
  • Parking sensor & parking camera
Show car:
Hyundai i40 “Stylish Sport Wagon”
2014FIFA World Cup Spirit

Hyundai i40 is one of the most innovative Stylish Sport Wagons ever produced by Hyundai with specifications and tastes catered to the European markets. This perfect execution of Fluidic Sculpture Design and combination of Man & Machine gets the best of the 2,000 cc DOHC 16V D-CVVT engine that produces maximum output of 177 horse power at 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 213 newton-meter at 4,700 rpm.

The design is complemented by sporty exterior curves and lines with Projector HID headlamps combined with Adaptive Front Lighting System and LED Day Time Running Lamps to create a distinctive statement. The 18-inch alloy wheels, Panoramic Sunroof and rear LED lights are among the highlights of the Hyundai i40, which is decorated with 2014FIFA World Cup themed sticker wraps to celebrate another year of the world’s most exciting sporting event.

Hyundai i40 is a new testimony of Hyundai’s technological advancement, attention to details and ability to rise to the status of global automaker.
Best-selling vehicles:
A. The New Hyundai H-1 Elite

The New Hyundai H-1 Elite is the entry model of the H-1 Series that enjoys the standard specifications of the top-of-the-line H-1 Deluxe, which is currently the best-selling H-1 version since its launch in 2009. The powerful and economical 2.5-liter turbo diesel CRDi engine that comes with 5-speed automatic transmission in a rear-wheel drive format – which is the same with that of the top version Deluxe – has proven to be the choice of luxury MPV users for its all-round impressive performance and practicality for harmonious ownership experience.

“This new H-1 version certainly adds not only a new variety to the current H-1 Series but also create a new attraction to the luxury MPV segment, whose popularity is growing significantly and continuously due to the obvious advantages of the vehicles, which include space, safety, functionality and engine capabilities to outperform sedan-based vehicles,” said Mr. Hideki Yanagisawa, President of Hyundai Motor (Thailand).

“The H-1 Elite is developed and decorated to suit the tastes of modern-premium Thai families who are expecting the basic strength of the H-1 Series but at a more attractive price positioning to help them migrate from sedan-based vehicles or even smaller MPVs for longer use and greater value for money,” he added.

The featured highlights of the New Hyundai H-1 Elite are as follows:
  • Double sliding doors
  • 12-seater configuration
  • Safety rails on all 3 rows
  • Swivel VIP seats to make for living room and mobile office
  • Leather interior
  • Wood trim
  • Remote control on steering wheel
  • 16-inch classy alloy wheels
B. The New Hyundai H-1 Deluxe

The New Hyundai H-1 Deluxe has luxurious front grille, front bumper, rear bumper, rear garnish, side garnishes, center console fascia, wood trims, leather seats, complete entertainment equipment and 16-inch alloy wheels with a retail price of 1,599,000 baht.

Other standard features of the new Hyundai H-1 Deluxe include:
  • New generation 2.5-liter turbo-diesel common rail EURO4 engine with VGT turbo charger & intercooler that delivers maximum power output of 175 horsepower and maximum torque of 441 newton-meter (rear-wheel drive system)
  • 5-speed automatic transmission with Sequential Mode
  • Multi-function steering wheel
  • DVD player and 10.1-inch LCD screen for optimum entertainment
  • Navigator system (GPS)
  • 12-seater configuration with swivel seats for enhanced comfort
  • Flush glass
  • All-wheel disc brake with ABS
  • McPherson Struts (front) and 5-link coil-spring (rear)
  • Double sliding doors
  • Safety rails for multiple seating adjustments to suit different needs
  • Front airbags (dual)
  • Leather interior
  • Elegant wood trim
  • Remote control on steering wheel
  • 16-inch classy alloy wheels
  • Parking camera
Sports car:
C. The New Hyundai Veloster and Veloster Sport Turbo
(A) Veloster

1. The 2 + 1 Sport Hatchback Design offers the look and feel as well as cruising performance of a true sports car while allowing the rear passengers to move in and out comfortably through the + 1 rear door on the left side.

2. 130 horsepower/6,300 rpm and 157 newton meter torque at 4,850 rpm (EURO4)
3. 6-speed automatic transmission (Torque converter with sequential shift)
4. Top speed: 190 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration within 11.5 seconds (Hyundai factory information under certain conditions)
5. Cd. value: 0.32
6. Suspension: McPherson strut (front) and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) (rear)
7. Button Start and Smart Key Systems
8. Motor-driven power steering (MDPS)
9. ABS, EBD and BA
10. All-wheel disc brakes
11. Reach and rake steering wheel with sound system controller and turn radius: 5.2 meters
12. 17-inch alloy wheels and 215/45/R17 tires
13. Sporty front grille design for pure dynamism
14. Dual exhaust tips
15. 60:40 foldable split rear seats
16. Parking sensor
17. 7-inch LCD touchscreen
18. Aluminum sport pedals
19. Dual front airbags
20. Automatic headlights with escort lamps
21. Fog lamps
22. Bluetooth phone interface
23. Immobilizer key
24. High body strength: High-tensile steel structure at the B-pillar cross member
(B) Veloster Sport Turbo

1. The 2 + 1 Sport Hatchback Design offers the look and feel as well as cruising performance of a true sports car while allowing the rear passengers to move in and out comfortably through the + 1 rear door on the left side.

2. Powerful engine 186 horsepower/5,500 rpm and 265 newton meter torque between 1,500-4,500 rpm (EURO5)
3. Turbo charger system: twin-scroll turbo charger for 7-8% better efficiency and 5% more economical
4. Specially designed front grille (large hexagonal grille), front bumper, front fog lamps, rear bumpers, rear dual exhaust tips and larger front disc brakes.
5. Cd. value: 0.32
6. 6-speed automatic transmission (Torque converter with sequential shift)
7. Top speed: 214 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration within 8.1 seconds (Hyundai factory information under certain conditions)
8. Suspension: McPherson strut (front) and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle (CTBA) (rear)
9. Panoramic sunroof
10. Cruise control
11. Super vision cluster dials
12. Sport leather power seat & lumbar support for driver
13. Button Start and Smart Key Systems
14. Motor-driven power steering (MDPS)
15. ESP with VSM and TCS
16. ABS, EBD and BA
17. HAC (hill-start assist control)
18. All-wheel disc brakes
19. Reach and rake steering wheel with sound system controller and turn radius: 5.2 meters
20. Paddle shifters at the steering wheel
21. 18-inch alloy wheels with chrome inserts and 215/40/R18 tires
22. 60:40 foldable split rear seats
23. Parking sensor
24. 7-inch LCD touchscreen
25. Aluminum sport pedals
26. Dual front airbags + side airbags + curtain airbags
27. Automatic headlights with escort lamps
28. Bluetooth phone interface
29. Immobilizer key
30. Rain sensor
31. Heated side mirrors
32. Front seat warmer
33. High body strength: High-tensile steel structure at the B-pillar cross member
Hyundai campaigns during 35th Bangkok International Motor Show
1. Hyundai H-1 Elite and Deluxe
§ Starting price of 1,449,000 baht
§ Free 1st class insurance for 1 year
§ Special Motor Show offers
2. Hyundai Grand Starex VIP and Premium Minor Change
§ Free 1st class insurance for 1 year
§ Special Motor Show offers
3. Hyundai Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change
§ Free 1st class insurance for 1 year
§ Special Motor Show offers
4. Hyundai Veloster (Veloster and Veloster Sport Turbo)
§ Free 1st class insurance for 1 year
§ Special Motor Show offers
Motor Show Booth Highlights
1. 2014FIFA World Cup highlight car:
a. Hyundai i40 (on stage)
b. Hyundai Veloster (front area of booth)
c. Hyundai Tucson 2.0D 4WD Minor Change (front area of booth)
2. Visitor activities:
a. 2014FIFA World Cup – Hyundai photo backdrop
b. Hyundai LIKE & SHARE Motor Show Fever – facebook like and share for exclusive souvenirs
c. Hyundai Accessories Corner
d. Hyundai Angels Presentation Round – 5-6 times a day (weekdays)
e. Hyundai Brazilian Show (weekends and holidays)

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