Hyundai’s replacement for the Starex looks out of this world

Hyundai Motor Company has revealed details of its new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) called the Staria, and although it’s slated to be revealed by mid-2021, the Staria looks like it belongs in a more distant future.

The futuristic design, defined by a fluid curve running from the front to the back, is said to be inspired by the halo that illuminates Earth’s horizon during sunrise when viewed from space.

Its sophisticated spaceship-like appearance is further defined by headlamps positioned on each side of the grille.

At the rear, the Hyundai Starex replacement comes with Hyundai’s Parametric Pixel tail light design while the 18-inch wheels are finished with diamond patterns and graphics.

Inside, the Staria’s interior design is inspired by the lounge of a cruise ship where the lowered beltlines and panoramic side windows improve overall visibility and provide a sense of openness.

Inspired by the traditional Korean architectural style known as hanok, this sense of spaciousness makes passengers feel as if the outer scenes are connected to the inside.

Like the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz vehicles, the dashboard has been designed to look like a desk, accomodating two digital displays including a 10.25-inch infotainment display. Also like current Mercedes-Benz vehicles, it also offers 64 different colours for its ambient lighting.

The Staria offers a number of seating arrangements, from 2-, 7-, 9- or even 11-seats, for a wide range of applications. The 7-seater Staria comes with a one-touch relaxation mode for its second-row seats, while the 9-seater model has second-row seats that can swivel 180-degrees to face the third-row passengers.



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