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Hyundai Starex
Hyundai H1 front.jpg
Also called JAC Refine
Hyundai H-1
Hyundai H-200 (Netherlands)
Hyundai iLoad
Hyundai iMax
Hyundai i800
Hyundai H-1 Cargo
Hyundai H-1 Travel
Hyundai Satellite
Production 1997-present
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Bekasi, Indonesia
Izmit, Turkey[1]
Predecessor Hyundai Porter
Dodge B-series (Mexico)
Class Van
Body style(s) 4-door van

The Hyundai Starex is a van built by the Hyundai Motor Company in South Korea and Indonesia. First generation models were known in Europe as the Hyundai H-1 and as the Hyundai H-200 in the Netherlands. For the second generation, Australian-market model are sold as the Hyundai iLoad (cargo version) and Hyundai iMax (people mover version), and in Europe as the Hyundai i800. European models, like those in Australia are differentiated as the Hyundai H-1 Cargo (cargo version) and Hyundai H-1 Travel (people mover version)

Starex is also produced in China under the name JAC Refine by Anhui Jianghuai Automobile since 2002 under Hyundai license. It has been successful with market a share about 20% [2]. From 2003 to 2008, it has consecutively won "Year's MPV" and "The Best Official Car" from 2004 to 2008. In 2007, it was gained "The Best MPV" and "The Best MPV for Government" [3].

First generation (1997–2007)

First generation
Hyundai Starex (first generation)
Also called Hyundai H-1
Hyundai Satellite
Hyundai H-200
JAC Refine
Production 1997-2007
Assembly İzmit, Turkey (Hyundai Assan)
Engine(s) 2.4L Sirius I4 petrol
2.5L D I4 diesel
2.5L TD I4 diesel
2.5L CRDI VGT I4 diesel
Related Hyundai Libero
Mitsubishi Delica L400

The Starex was offered available in a wide range of configurations, including minivan (MPV) and minibus, van, pick-up, taxi, and ambulance. It had used a 2.5 SOHC 8 valve turbodiesel engine that has an output of 85 horsepower (63 kW) at 4000 rpm and 170 nm of torque. It offered ABS, LSD and an optional 4 speed automatic transmission, back up sensors and a driver's airbag. It has 10 or 12 seat configuration. Starex/H-1 2000 version offered much more with a new front fascia, a new 2.5 DOHC 16 valve commonrail direct injection turbo diesel engine that had an output of 123 horsepower (92 kW) and 360 nm of torque. The 3rd generation sports an all new body and two engine types: a base 2.5SOHC 8 valve turbo diesel engine with 110 horsepower (82 kW) and 232 nm of torque and another 2.5DOHC 16 valve commonrail direct injection with variable geometry turbo with a class leading 174 horsepower (130 kW) and 402 nm of torque. Top of the line model features a leather interior an overhead console and immobilizer. Aluminum accents, split, folding seats, all power features, climate control, keyless entry and DVD player with 6 speakers are standard.

Second generation (2007–present)

Second generation
2008–2010 Hyundai iMax (Australia)
Also called Hyundai Grand Starex
Hyundai Grand Starex Royale
Hyundai i800
Hyundai H-1
Hyundai H-1 Travel
Hyundai H-1 Cargo
Hyundai iLoad
Hyundai iMax
Huatai-Hyundai H1 Cargo
Huatai-Hyundai H1 Van
Dodge H100 Van/Dodge H100 Wagon (Mexico)[4]
Production 2007-present
Engine(s) 2.4L Theta II I4 petrol
2.5L CRDI VGT I4 diesel

2008–2010 Hyundai iMax (Australia)

The 2nd-generation vehicle was introduced as the Grand Starex with larger dimensions and much stronger CRDi engine. The CRDi engine is a 2.5 litre in line 4 cylinder with Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) delivering 125 kW and up to 392 nm of Torque.

In Malaysia the Starex is available in a more luxurious variant with DVD player, 7 inch lcd panel and fully equipped with body kit. Called Grand Starex Royale the vehicle won many car awards such as the Autocar Asean 2008 for Large MPV category [5] , 1st Place in Asian Auto Bosch Fuel Efficiency 2008 in Luxury MPV Category with a combined fuel efficiency of 8.5l/100km [6] as well as the New Straits Times / Maybank Car of the Year Award in the large MPV category [7]. The vehicle is also sold with the longest warranty in Malaysia spotting a 5 Year,300,000km warranty [8].


  1. "Hyundai. Hyundai In Turkey". Retrieved on 2010-10-08.
  2. "Welcome to Anhui!". (2006-08-28). Retrieved on 2010-10-08.
  3. "JAC_About JAC_Jac Group_Introduction". Retrieved on 2010-10-08.
  4. official Dodhe H100 Van/Wagon website
  5. "AUTOCAR ASEAN CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2008". Motor Trader Malaysia. Retrieved on 2008-22-10.
  6. "Asian Auto-BOSCH Fuel Efficiency Awards 2008 Vehicle Winners". Retrieved on 2008-06-12.
  7. "Peugeot 308 Turbo wins “Overall Car of the Year 2008” Award". Retrieved on 2009-14-12.
  8. "Hyundai bags 2 awards at the New Straits Times/Maybank COTY 2009". Retrieved on 2009-19-12.
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