Australian News - September 20, 2021

STARIA-LOAD – One Giant Leap For Van Kind

Hyundai Australia is pleased to announce pricing and key specifications for the all-new STARIA-LOAD range, on sale locally in September.

With an all-new platform, space-age design and cutting-edge standard features, the all-new STARIA-LOAD builds on the strong legacy of the long-lived iLoad to bring a bold new vision to the van segment.

STARIA-LOAD delivers all the dependability of iLoad coupled with a larger, more usable cargo area, greatly improved performance and a vast array of advanced safety and convenience technology not offered by the competition.

STARIA-LOAD arrives in the van segment with a host of unique features, including:

  • Segment leading standard safety features: FCA-JT, BCA-R, RCCA, front centre airbag
  • 2.5 Tonne braked towing capacity
  • Class leading technology: Surround View Monitor, Qi Wireless Charging
  • A more usable and flexible cargo area

STARIA-LOAD is available in either a 2 seat van or 5 seat crew van configuration, with the option of a liftback or twin swing tailgate.

STARIA-LOAD Range Overview

Note: Twin Swing variants on sale in Q4 2021

iLoad to all-new STARIA LOAD

STARIA-LOAD has been built from the ground up upon the same N3 passenger car platform as the latest 2021 Santa Fe. This platform is lighter and more rigid than outgoing iLoad, which combined with a new FWD layout, provides car like refinement of the handling characteristics and ride quality, creating a more approachable and familiar driving experience without sacrificing performance.

New platform: same dependability and performance

While STARIA-LOAD has moved to a passenger car platform and FWD drivetrain, performance and dependability are better than ever. A solid rear axle and leaf spring rear suspension provide a strong set up for carrying heavy loads reliably, while the new platform and powertrain help increase braked towing capacity to 2.5 Tonnes.

STARIA-LOAD’s new platform and layout has not only increased cargo volume, but it has also made the space more usable, increasing key dimensions for a cargo area that can fit three Euro pallets, with an increased sliding door opening width for side forklift access.

All the technology, safety and convenience: one giant leap for van kind

Powertrain: performance

STARIA-LOAD features a 2.2 CRDi FWD powertrain, mated to an eight speed automatic transmission.

Cargo Area: its what’s inside that counts

STARIA-LOAD’s cargo area is larger and more usable than outgoing iLoad, growing in all dimensions. Crucially, access has been improved with STARIA-LOAD able to load Euro standard pallets via the side doors thanks to wider sliding door openings, with space to fit three full euro pallets (1,200mm x 800mm) or two Australian standard pallets (1,165mm x 1,165mm).

STARIA-LOAD has a lowered floor for easier loading and unloading, as well as 96mm of extra height for head room and taller items. There are also eight tie down points throughout, a variety of mounting points for accessories and felt board trim in key areas where objects may damage the interior walls.

Volume (ℓ, VDA) 4,426 4,935
Cargo length 2,375 mm 2,607 mm
Width 1,620 mm 1,640 mm
Height 1,340 mm 1,436 mm
Euro pallet 2 pallets 3 pallets
Loading height 614 mm 573 mm
Effective door opening width 645 mm 870 mm



Engine Transmission 2 Seat Van
(Liftback / Twin Swing)
5 Seat Crew Van
(Liftback / Twin Swing)
2.2 CRDi FWD 8 speed Automatic $45,740 $48,240


Option Pricing STARIA-LOAD
Premium Paint $695

Note: All prices are Manufacturer’s List Price. Price excludes dealer delivery and on road costs

Lifetime Service Plan pricing

Engine Service Interval 12 mths 24 mths 36 mths 48 mths 60 mths
2.2 CRDi FWD km 15,000 30,000 45,000 60,000 75,000
Cost (incl. GST) $360 $360 $360 $360 $360


Colour And Trim

Trim Interior Exterior
Creamy White (YAC) Shimmering Silver (R2T)
Solid (Standard) Metallic (Premium)


Key Specifications

Hyundai SmartSense including:
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA-JT)
  • Haptic warning function
  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
  • Front and rear Parking Distance Warning (PDW)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPMS)
  • Safe Exit Warning (SEW)
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance-Assist (RCCA)
  • Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA-R)
Passive Safety
  • 7 airbags (including front center airbag)
Driving Convenience
  • Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) – (with auto hold function)
  • Steering wheel mounted controls audio, phone, cruise control & trip computer
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Drive mode: 4 settings
  • Keyless entry – with remote window open/close
  • Auto dusk sensing headlights
Vision & Sight
  • 4.2” supervision cluster
  • Heated and power folding mirrors
Multimedia System
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility
  • Multi-Bluetooth connection
  • 8” touchscreen display
Occupant Comfort & Convenience
  • Leather-appointed steering wheel
  • Leather-appointed shift knob
  • Black cloth seats
  • Dashboard storage trays
  • Front roof trays
  • Qi wireless smartphone charger
Wheels & Tyres
  • 17” steel wheels
  • Full size spare wheel