The Luxury of Redefined Styling
Entrancing with its Euro-inspired design, it has a body precision-crafted to evoke positive aggression with its bold, muscular front and strong character line. The Grand Starex Royale redefines style with its new classy design on the front and not forgetting the added skirting throughout the whole bottom of the MPVâ€™s 5.1-metre body. The side wing mirrors also have integrated stylish L.E.D indicator that is more practical to provide better visibility for other vehicles on the road. Apart from that, the remarkable crystal headlamps also lights up automatically in dim surroundings.
Reversing the Grand Starex Royale has never been easier with its rearview camera that shows you precisely how much space you have to reverse. Parking problems will be solved with the camera and existing 4 reverse sensors cleverly built into the rear bumper. A rear windshield wiper is also added onto the new MPVâ€™s rear windscreen for better visibility when it rains.
Luxuriously Spacious & Enhanced Comfort
The massive appeal of the Grand Starex Royale continues as you step inside the 11-seater spacious cocoon, the Grand Starex Royale makes a great impression with its sedan-like comfort and indulgence. Thereâ€™s more than ample of space for you to maneuver about.
The in-car entertainment is also upgraded with a brand new Pioneer LCD touch screen DVD player linked to a 7â€ť LCD screen located in the middle top of the MPV for rear passengers. This DVD Player streams wide and crisp clear movies with one touch for maximum enjoyment.
The interior is built with convenience in mind with 6 ceiling air vents on each row of seats, which are fully adjustable. Passengers can even control their own air conditioning levels, now howâ€™s that for tailor made comfort? Built for family and business in mind, the center seats could be easily configured to meet your need and convenience. The rear seats are also foldable to maximize luggage space.
Thoughtful storage features abound in the Grand Starex Royaleâ€™s interior. Thereâ€™s the center seats that doubles as a comfortable armrest and cup holder. An overhead sunglasses case that is conveniently reachable by the driver. It also has built-in bottle and map pockets that are integrated into the door panels. Seatback storage pockets provide additional room for small items.
A Grand Performance
Beyond its beauty, the real brawn behind the legendary Grand Starex Royale lies under its hood, in the form of a 2.5 litre CRDi diesel engine that comes with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) and a turbo intercooler. This power plant unleashes a maximum power output of 125 kW (170 ps) at 3,800 rpm and maximum torque of 392 Nm (40 kg-m) at 2,000 to 2,500 rpm for high-speed performance. This second generation CRDi diesel engine system from BOSCH is an improved engine with computerized system to adjust to the condition appropriately when necessary.
Furthering the diesel-fed engineâ€™s reliability is its integration of the VGT, which boosts power, provides better all-around dynamic performance with more efficient consumption and minimizes the amount of lag. The VGT also allows for better mix of fuel to help the engine reserve energy in anticipation of tough driving conditions and reduce NOX or nitrogen oxides emission by keeping the temperature low in the combustion chamber.
Mated to a 5-speed shiftronic transmission, the Grand Starex Royale delivers sports-mode exhilaration for dynamic driving, while improved front and rear suspension supported by MacPherson strut type and multi-link layout respectively, affirms long distance comfort. Despite having a length of more than five meters, the turning radius of the Grand Starex Royale is no more than 5.6 metres, making tight spaces in any setting easily negotiable.
Keeping whatâ€™s important secure
Like its aggressive drive, safety is also paramount in the Grand Starex Royale. Reinforcement of ring pillars, crumple zones, and front and rear, render the Starex a tough road companion. 16-inch alloy wheels also hint of stability with their wide wheelbase and wheel tread that allow for a tighter road grip. Other features such as the Anti-lock Braking System, and four wheel disc brakes, dual front airbags, standard 11-seatbelts, and back warning system also add up to the safety profile of the Grand Starex Royale, keeping your worries out the window and your mind focused on the excitement of the journey ahead.
This royal MPV is an award winner reaffirming its prestige and class. The Grand Starex Royale is the winner of the large MPV Category at the Autocar ASEAN Awards 2008. It has also won the BOSCH 1st Asian Auto Fuel Efficiency Award 2008 for luxury MPV.
Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors offers its customersâ€™ a 5 years warranty or 300,000km extended warranty that assures all customers of any unexpected repair or cost due to manufacturing defect. This is the longest warranty offered by any automaker in Malaysia.
With scores on elegance, intelligent design and performance marked by superior engine efficiency, it certainly comes as no surprise that many families and business people place their confidence on the Grand Starex Royale.
The Grand Starex Royale comes in 4 stunning colours â€“ Crystal White, Stone Black, Sleek Silver and Carbon Grey; and is available for viewing and test drive at all Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors Showrooms nationwide. The Grand Starex Royale 2.5GLS Diesel (A) VGT is priced at RM 148,888 (OTR) in West Malaysia and RM 153,997.50 (OTR) in East Malaysia.
Malaysian motorists can place their bookings at the nearest sales outlet or call its Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 for more information.
Our write-up on the blog can be found here: New look for Hyundai Grand Starex Royale