Hyundai might launch the Stargazer MPV in India, gets loads of interior room and creature comfort features
In a first-of-its-kind global attempt, Hyundai is gearing up to launch its entry-level MPV, Stargazer, in the Indonesian market.
This MPV has taken the internet world by storm not just because it’s from Hyundai but because of fact that it can find its way to many other countries including India in the coming months, thanks to the huge demand in this people-mover segment.
The Hyundai Stargazer has all the possibilities of getting launched in Indian market because its sister concern, Kia, is already selling the Carens in the entry-level MPV segment currently dominated by Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga and XL6 combo.
Ahead of its launch in Indonesia, Hyundai has already begun a teaser campaign for the MPV and, by now, it’s almost fully revealed. Coming to the looks, the overall silhouette of the car looks nearly like the first-gen Innova with a long and blunt nose.
The MPV is huge is in proportions like the Mahindra Marazzo with clean a flowing line across the body. At the front, there’s a LED DRL strip that runs across the bonnet lip. Below the DRL, the LED headlight elements are neatly stacked in a recess on both the sides lined by a body-coloured insert.
There’s a large main grille at the centre interrupted by a trapezoidal bottom grille that’s, again, lined with body-coloured inserts. The overall design at the front looks fresh out of the box and nothing like any Hyundai launched so far.
At the sides, the MPV gets star-like looking diamond cut alloy wheels. There’s a prominent crease running below the pillars giving the car a fused look. The huge windshield can be prominently seen from the side quarters.
The rear gets Hyundai’s latest trademark LED H tail lamps, an interconnected unit seen on the new Venue as well. The tail gate looks protruding out for freeing up a little more space on the inside. The Hyundai logo sits in the middle and above the number plate recess.
The rear bumper elements are minimal and the overall design at the looks clean and simple, just how a people-mover should look. The rear glass area is big with a lone wiper. The car also sports a roof-line spoiler.
On the inside, there’s just one thing, space. The MPV offers loads and loads of space which is never seen in its segment, including the Carens. The captain seats on the second row ooze out comfort and sophistication. Each captain seat gets dedicated arm rest.
The dashboard, however, looks like the usual ones from Hyundai these days. There’s a free-standing display with dials and tactile buttons. The centre AC vents and HVAC controls are present below. There seems to be ample headroom and legroom on offer.
Hyundai is expected to load the MPV to the brim with features, a trait the company is known for. After launch in Indonesia, the Indian launch might be next on Hyundai’s cards. Let’s wait and watch how things pan out.