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Why does Hyundai Staria Indonesia only have a diesel engine option?

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The Hyundai Staria sold in Indonesia is only offered one engine choice, namely a 2.2 liter diesel engine. Whereas the global version of the Staria has a choice of a 3.5 liter gasoline engine. Then what is the reason for Hyundai Indonesia to bring only one engine choice for Staria?

PT Hyundai Motors Indonesia (HMID) has officially brought in a premium MPV, the Hyundai Staria. This car is offered in two variants and prices. For the Staria Signature 7 variant, the price is IDR 1,020,000,000, while the Staria Signature 9 costs IDR 888,000,000. The price is OTR Jakarta status.

In terms of the kitchen runway, this premium MPV imported from the country of ginseng carries a 2,199 cc (R2.2 VGT) engine, diesel, inline 4-cylinder with turbocharger and intercooler. The engine has a peak power of 175 hp at 3,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 430 Nm at 1,500-2,500 rpm.

HMID Product Expert, Bonar Pakpahan, explained the reason why Hyundai Indonesia only offers one diesel engine option for Staria. According to Bonar, the decision was taken directly by the Hyundai principal, who considered that the Indonesian market was suitable for the diesel engine only.

“Globally there are two engine options, namely the 2,200 or 2.2 liter CRD-i turbo diesel engine and the 3,500 V6 engine. From Hyundai Motor Corporation itself, after looking at it from various sides, with full consideration it has decided to provide the Indonesian market with an engine 2.2 liter turbo diesel,” said Bonar, in a virtual press conference recently.

For information, in the global market, the Hyundai Staria has a gasoline engine variant that has greater power than the diesel engine variant. The Staria petrol engine carries a capacity of 3,500 cc, V6 Smartstream G6DIII, with a maximum power output of 272 hp and 331 Nm of torque.

In Indonesia, the Hyundai Staria competes in the premium large MPV segment, which is filled by the Toyota Alphard, Toyota Vellfire, and Hyundai Odyssey.

(lua / riar)

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