New 10-seater Hyundai Staria launched in Malaysia – from RM179,888

If you’re in the market for a large people carrier, Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) has just launched the new 10-seater Hyundai Staria in Malaysia. Available in three variants (Lite, Plus, and Max), the prices of the 10-seater Hyundai Staria start at RM179,888.

Yes, the 10-seater Hyundai Staria actually has 11 seats including the middle bench seat on the first row. However, since it doesn’t have a proper three-point seat belt, it can’t be considered an official 11th seat in Malaysia. With more people-carrying capacity, the 10-seater Hyundai Staria joins the seven-seater Staria Premium that was launched in October last year.


The futuristic look of the Hyundai Staria is hard to miss. It is also a very large vehicle, measuring longer, wider, and taller than the Kia Carnival. The Staria measures 5,253mm, 1,997 mm, and 1,990 mm in terms of length, width, and height. The Kia Carnival measures 5,155 mm, 1,995 mm, and 1,775 mm in the same dimensions.

Standard exterior equipment on the 10-seater Hyundai Staria “Lite” are:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Bulb taillights
  • Rear bulb fog lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Manual sliding doors

The “Plus” variant adds on:

  • LED Taillights
  • Rear LED Foglights
  • Power sliding doors
  • Parametric Pixel LED taillights

The “Max” version adds on:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Smart Sliding doors with one-touch button
  • Electric tailgate with Smart System

Remaining exclusive to the seven-seater version Hyundai Staria Premium is the following exterior features:

  • Full LED headlamps (Premium-exclusive)
  • Brass trim options
  • 1st-row double-laminated soundproof glass
  • Touch-type outside door handle (1st row)


Like the seven-seater Hyundai Staria Premium, the 10-seater is powered by the same 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All 177 hp and 431 Nm are sent to the front wheels and the Hyundai Staria does 0-100 km/h in 12.4 seconds. Although the Staria is offered with a 3.5-litre V6 petroleum gasoline engine in other markets, all four versions in Malaysia are sticking to the 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine.


With more seats in the cabin, the 10-seater Staria has a 2-3-2-3 seat arrangement (3-3-2-3 if you consider it an 11-seater). This means there are no plush second-row seats from the seven-seater version. Even in its most basic form, the “Lite” variant, the Staria still gets a an eight-inch touchscreen unit with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The 10-seater Staria also uses a basic gear lever instead of the shift-by-wire buttons in the seven-seater Staria Premium.

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Standard interior equipment on the 10-seater Hyundai Staria “Lite” includes:

  • 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Fabric (black) upholstery
  • Manually adjustable driver seat
  • 8 USB sockets (7 for charging, 1 for connectivity)
  • Power up-and-down window for driver only
  • 8-inch touchscreen head unit with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

The “Plus” variant adds on:

  • 10.25-inch TFT digital instrument cluster
  • Semi Nappa Leather (Carbon) upholstery
  • Power up-and-down window for driver and front passenger
  • Surround view monitor

The “Max” variant adds on:

  • Nappa Leather (black) Upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver seat
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Wireless phone charger
  • High-beam assist
  • Electrochromatic rear-view mirror
  • Dual-zone auto air-conditioning system
  • Smart walk-in entry system
  • Auto Light Control


In its highest variant, the 10-seater Hyundai Staria features the full suite of the Hyundai SmartSense safety system. This includes:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA)
  • Safe Exit Assist (SEA)
  • Smart Cruise Control (SCC)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

The most basic “Lite” variant doesn’t come with the full suite of Hyundai SmartSense, but be rest assured that the following safety features are standard across all variants of the Hyundai Staria:

  • ABS & ESC
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Hill-start Assist Control (HAC)
  • Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
The 10-seater Stari does not get a sunroof.


Offered in three variants, prices for the 10-seater Hyundai Staria start at RM 179,888 for the “Lite” variant, and maxes out at RM 209,888 for the “Max” variant.

Hyundai Staria Lite – RM179,888
Hyundai Staria Plus – RM196,888
Hyundai Staria Max – RM209,888

The seven-seater Hyundai Staria Premium is priced at RM 366,768 with SST. As standard, the price of the Hyundai Staria includes a two-year/50,000km warranty. To extend the warranty to five years/300,000 km (alongside a 50,000 km free scheduled maintenance package), you would have to pay an additional RM 10,000.

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