Jaco Van Der Merwe
Head of Motoring
6 minute read
19 Nov 2021
9:53 am

Hyundai Staria takes fight to Caravelle and V-Class

Jaco Van Der Merwe

South Arica’s brand new spaced-aged MPV is serious competition for premium Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz offerings.

Nothing else on our roads can match the Hyundai Staria for looks.

Hyundai Automotive South Africa this month rolled out the shapeship-esque Staria. And while this van might be the official replacement for the outgoing H-1, in rugby terms the Hyundai Staria is more comparable to the Springbok Bomb Squad than a run-of-the-mill replacement. Similar to the beefy pack of forwards that take no prisoners in the second half of a Bok Test, the Staria is destined to make a genuine impact on the game it has been unleashed upon. The H-1 in everyday leisure guise was a solid people mover rivalling the likes of the VW Kombi, Ford Tourneo and Mercedes-Benz...