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New Carnival- rivalling Staria MPV out by Hyundai

Hyundai’s Staria is an attempt to With an attempt to amalgamate luxury with the practicality of an MPV, Hyundai Reveals New Carnival- rivalling Staria MPV based on the Kia Carnival.

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  • Staria will come in two variants i.e. Staria and Staria Premium.
  • With futuristic design, it will get panoramic sunroof and large panoramic windows along with multiple seating configurations that ranges from 2 to 11 occupants.
  • It carries a replica of the Carnival’s petrol and diesel engine.
  • Hyundai Staria won’t be coming to India anytime soon.

Hyundai has unveiled its all new luxury Staria MPV that has the capability to offer its users with customised seating for as many as 2 to 11 people. This luxurious MPV is likely to go on sale in the second half of 2021 and be available in two variants i.e. Staria and Staria Premium. The latter gets new features and more premium touches along with a spike in its price.

On the exterior front, the Staria has given a full futuristic design. With a typical old school van-like face, the roof descends to meet the front of the car. There is a thin LED strip that runs across its face. Along with  the huge grille mostly occupying the whole face, it has the stack of lights in both corners that look like the camera module of new- age smartphones.

The front end changes depending on which variant you pick, but all in all, both versions look pretty premium. The most significant difference between the two is the tinted brass and chrome used on the Staria Premium.

Apart from inculcating  with a panoramic sunroof in MPV, even its windows will give you a feel of panoramic. These windows are so huge that the outside landscape will feel like a part of the car. The rear looks like that of a typical van, with a huge glass area and long vertical tail lamps along the sides.

The Staria comes in multiple seating configurations and its Premium variant is speculated to have a 7-seater configuration. It equips two ‘Relaxation’ seats, which can recline electronically and can also be moved forward to free up more cargo space. While the 9-seater model,  has second-row seats that can swivel for you to face other passengers.

The Staria packs features, including 64-colour ambient lighting, a Bose sound system, a digital instrument cluster and USB ports for charging. Passenger safety is taken care of by six airbags ( although in Austria, you can even have seven).

As mentioned above, the Staria will share the Kia Carnival’s powertrains as in a 3.5-litre petrol unit that churns out 272PS and 331Nm and a 2.2-litre diesel unit generating 177PS and 431Nm of torque.  Both motors are paired with an 8-speed automatic, the diesel unit comes with an optional 6-speed manual as well.

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