Hyundai Staria Hybrid Passes Certification, Imminent Release

by Feb 23, 2024All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots0 comments

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Looks like Hyundai is about to release the Staria Hybrid earlier than expected. We already have spied several prototypes of the Staria, with a sticker identifying it as Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Now our colleague @laffey_sin_geun noticed that the Hybrid model already passed through South Korea’s Emission Certification system so the official launch is about the corner.

Captured Hyundai Staria test vehicle was parked in the street. Viewing the images, it could be impossible to find the differences but the words ‘US4HEV’ are marked on all the sticker over the vehicle, where US4 stands for Staria codename (currently the 4th generation) the HEV as you already known reveal it as an Hybrid vehicle.

Don’t expect any changes despite the powertrain and a new Hybrid graphics on the cluster and infotainment system as the design is completely the same as the existing Staria Lounge model and that could be the reason why Hyundai did not used camouflage at all inside or out.

hyundai staria hybrid passes emissions certification

Detail of Staria Hybrid Powertrain

The hybrid model will use the same powertrain as many other Hyundai & Kia models. It is about the 1.6 turbo hybrid engine. With a total output of 230 hp, the system uses a combination of a 1.6 turbo engine with a maximum output of 180 horsepower and a maximum torque of 270Nm, and an electric drive motor with a maximum output of 60 horsepower (44.2kW) and a maximum torque of 264Nm.

Hyundai wants to claim back its piece of cake of the Hybrid MPV market even more after the launch of Toyota’s Alphard in South Korea or the upcoming launch of Kia’s Carnival Hybrid, expected for November but at the same time left us worried about the Staria Electric model, that could not arrive after all.

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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