Hyundai Motor PH expands roster anew with Stargazer introduction

Hyundai Stargazer

Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) has revealed the latest member of its local lineup with the introduction of the new Stargazer.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What powers the Hyundai Stargazer?

    The new offering is equipped with a 1.5 Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission engine.
  • How many variants does the Hyundai Stargazer have?

    The Hyundai Stargazer comes in three variants:GLS Premium IVT, GLS IVT, and GL IVT.
  • The vehicle months after HMPH Managing Director Cecil Capacete told Carmudi Philippines that the MPV will be revealed “before the year ends.”

    The seven-seater multi-purpose vehicle sports attention-grabbing styling, advanced driver assistive technologies as well as premium comfort and space.

    Hyundai Stargazer

    Veering away from the usual look that its competitors carry, the new Hyundai Stargazer design elements for its exterior is inspired by the brand’s “pioneering spirit”. The vehicle’s front fascia comes with a flush-type radiator grille flanked with a pair of multi-face reflector (MFR) headlights, a boldly-styled skid plate, a horizontal LED strip that cuts across and integrates the Daytime Running Lights (DRL) and positioning lamps.

    The new Hyundai Stargazer has a sleek body design that enhances its aerodynamics and flag-type side mirrors that maximize field of view while minimizing wind noise.

    Hyundai Stargazer

    The vehicle boasts a 2,7800-millimeter-long wheelbase that translates to a roomy cabin, complemented by a PVC-fitted delta glass between the A-pillar and side mirror as well as the quarter glass melded towards the back that provides better visibility and a sense of openness. The new Hyundai Stargazer sits on 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

    At the rear are the sleek bumper and skid plates and H-signature tail lamp.

    Hyundai Stargazer

    While it looks like a smaller version of the Hyundai Staria, the new Stargazer does not come short of spectacular. For one, the MPV has 31 nooks and crannies fitted onto the dashboard, center console, seats, and door trims that provides convenience for every occupant.

    Further, the Hyundai Stargazer features an intuitive 4.2-inch TFT-LCD cluster with a digital tachometer, speedometer, fuel indicator that is in sync with four drive modes namely Eco, Smart, Comfort and Sport. It also features an eight-inch touchscreen display with wireless phone projection for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. To add, it has two device holders and six chargers, including a wireless power charger below the main air-conditioning panel.

    Hyundai Stargazer

    Powering the newly-launched model is a 1.5 Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (iVT) engine, which is capable of producing a maximum of 113 horsepower and 144Nm of pulling power. HMPH said that iVT is one of the brand’s flagship proprietary technologies that is designed to shift gears more responsively with less delay or lag resulting in a smoother and more enjoyable ride while having better fuel economy.

    Moreover, the new Hyundai Stargazer is fitted with a myriad of safety and security functions such as the emergency stop signal, hill-start assist control, highly rigid chassis, six-airbag system and tire pressure monitor system.

    Hyundai SmartSense

    Also equipped in the people carrier is the Hyundai SmartSense driver assistance system that has the following:

    • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA): alerts the driver if the system detects a risk of collision from the front and will automatically apply emergency braking during emergency situations.
    • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): uses the front-facing camera to detect lanes and alert the driver if the vehicle deviates from its lane without using the proper turning signal and automatically steers the wheel to keep the vehicle in its position.
    •  Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA): monitors blind spots while driving by alerting the driver with the rear-view mirror.
    •  Safe Exit Warning (SEW): sends a cluster message and a warning by turning on the side mirror warning light when a vehicle is approaching from behind while someone is opening the door.
    •  Driver Attention Warning (DAW): analyzes the driver’s attention level and provides a warning as an alert to stay active.
    •  High Beam Assist (HBA): switches the high beams to low beams when the system detects an oncoming vehicle on the opposite side of the road.
    • Lane Follow Assist (LFA): utilizes the front-facing camera to recognize lane markers and controls the steering wheel so that the vehicle stays on its lane.
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA): monitors rear blind spots with radar and issues an instrument cluster message, plays a warning sound, and turns on the outside mirror warning lamp if a vehicle is detected. Should the driver fail to act, the system automatically engages the brakes to prevent collision.
    •  Reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R): uses an ultrasonic sensor system to detect obstacles behind and provides an audible warning when danger is detected.
    •  Rear View Monitor (RVM): gives a live rear view while driving in reverse and displays the projected trajectory while backing up.

    Hyundai Stargazer ACC

    HMPH also said that the new Hyundai Stargazer is equipped with smart controls that allow the owner to remotely start the ignition and roll down or close the windows from outside the vehicle just by pressing and holding down the buttons of the key. This is especially helpful before getting in, when parked outdoors under the sun for an extended period.

    Packaged with a five-year or 200,000-kilometer (whichever comes first) warranty, below are the new Hyundai Stargazer’s, introductory pricing, variants and body colors:

     

    1.5 GLS Premium IVT

    (P1.218 million)

    1.5 GLS IVT

    (P1.128 million)

    1.5 GL IVT

    (P998,000)

    Creamy White Pearl

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    Magnetic Silver Metallic

    Dragon Red Pearl

    Midnight Black Pearl

    HMPH will have the new Hyundai Stargazer’s online launch tomorrow at its official Facebook page at 7 p.m.

    Photos from Jirehl Kent Flores, Hyundai Motor Philippines

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