Hyundai Stargazer, the new three-row MPV from the South Korean automaker, is set to make its debut at the 2022 GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show). The car event will be held between 11e – 21st August in Jakarta. As of now, there is no official word for the launch in India. Although, reports suggest that the automaker plans to tap into the affordable MPV segment currently ruled by the Maruti Suzuki Eritga. The newly launched Kia Carens is also doing well in terms of sales. It seems logical to us for Hyundai to introduce the Stargazer to the Indian market.
The Hyundai Stargazer MPV, with a length of approximately 4.5 meters, will feature the brand’s new parametric grille, a split headlight design with high-mounted LED daytime running lights and light clusters placed on the lower part of the front bumper. It will have a teardrop-shaped profile with a rising window line, curved roof, square wheel arches and a pronounced shoulder line. At the rear, the MPV will be equipped with triangular vertically placed taillights, a trunk lid with T-shaped LED elements and a tailgate with a large hexagonal windshield.
Interior details of the new Hyundai MPV are still a secret. However, it is likely to share features with Creta’s Venue subcompact and mid-sized SUVs. We expect it to come with a digital instrument console, multifunction steering wheel, large touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, automatic AC unit, rear AC vents and more. Rumor has it that it could be packaged with the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) suite.
The Hyundai Stargazer is reportedly offered in 4 trim levels: Active, Trend, Style and Prime. Under the hood, a 1.5L, 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine could be used, producing 113.4 hp and 143.8 Nm. It’s the same powertrain that serves in the Creta. In India, the new Hyundai MPV can also be offered with a 1.5L diesel engine. Two gearboxes can be offered, a six-speed manual and an automatic called iVT (Intelligent Variable Transmission).