Hyundai has updated its popular iMax people-mover and iLoad cargo van with Series II styling and technology upgrades
Hyundai has announced an updated version of its iMax and iLoad vans with an increased level of standard equipment including a new seven-inch touchscreen entertainment system with a range of connectivity options including voice activation through both Apple’s Siri Eyes Free Android’s Google New .
Other changes include driver and outboard front passenger side airbags complimenting its dual front SRS airbags while for diesel automatic variants cruise control is now standard on both iMax and iLoad.
Both now also come equipped with standard rear-view cameras, complementing the existing four-sensor rear park-assist system on iMax variants, displayed in a new touchscreen.
iMax and iLoad now have a bold new face. with a deeper front grille which is body colour-coded with a stylish chrome surround.
Larger foglights on iMax are recessed below the new-design front bumper while the roof-mounted aerial has been relocated from above the front cabin to the rear of the vehicle.
New iMax and iLoad Series II have a more premium, passenger car-like cabin ambience.
Their new 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system is the centrepiece of an impressively redesigned centre stack and HVAC control system.
Also lending a more premium feel to the cabin in iMax and iLoad Series II variants is blue switchgear illumination together with a new instruments cluster design.
iMax Series II variants now get a premium steering wheel and gearknob. Both iMax and iLoad Series II variants feature steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
iMax Series II also now includes climate-control front air-conditioning. Second- and third-row iMax Series II passengers still have access to dedicated separate manual air-conditioning controls and roof-mounted air vents.
Previously available only in iMax, a 12-volt power outlet located below the centre console now is standard in both iMax and iLoad Series II variants.
iMax Series II comes standard in eight-seat configuration. Available with either liftback tailgate or optional twin-swing rear doors, iLoad Series II comes in either three-seat Van or six-seat Crew Van configurations.
New-look grilles, front bumpers, tailgate garnish, relocated radio aerial and 16-inch alloy wheels as well as foglights complete the exterior styling changes .
Hyundai Australia’s new Chief Operating Office, Scott Grant, a former Toyota and Holden Special Vehicles executive said that although both iMax and iLoad have been supply-constrained both have continually have been strong performers in Australia.
“In October both variants were runners-up in their respective segments, People-Mover and Van/CC 2.5-3.5t market segments,” he said.
“Thanks to their impressive new array of premium high-tech features and with increased local supply now guaranteed, we’re confident our new iMax and iLoad Series II variants will be even more popular with Australian buyers.”
Both carry over Hyundai’s 2.4-litre DOHC sequential MPI petrol or the 2.5-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engines with either wastegate-type or more potent variable-geometry turbocharging, depending on transmission.In iLoad Series II, the 2.4-litre MPI petrol engine is matched to a five-speed manual transmission, while in iMax Series II it is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions are Hyundai-designed and built. In both iLoad and iMax Series II, the 2.5-litre CRDi engine is mated to either Hyundai’s own six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.4-litre Theta II petrol engine produces 127kW maximum power at 6,000rpm and 224Nm maximum torque at 4,200rpm. The 2.5-litre CRDi diesel engine with wastegate turbocharger is matched with Hyundai’s six-speed manual transmission and produces 100kW maximum power at 3,800rpm and 343Nm maximum torque between 1,500-2,500rpm.
With variable-geometry turbocharging (VGT) the 2.5 CRDi engine produces 125kW maximum power at 3,600rpm and outstanding 441Nm maximum torque between 2,000-2,250rpm. In both iLoad and iMax Series II, the 2.5-litre VGT CRDi engine is mated to Hyundai’s five-speed automatic transmission.
The iMax and iLoad Series II carry over Hyundai’s 2.4-litre DOHC sequential MPI petrol and 2.5-litre CRDi turbo-diesel engines with either wastegate-type or more potent variable-geometry turbocharging, depending on transmission.
In iLoad Series II, the 2.4-litre MPI petrol engine is matched to a five-speed manual transmission, while in iMax Series II it is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Both transmissions are Hyundai-designed and built.
In both iLoad and iMax Series II, the 2.5-litre CRDi engine is mated to either Hyundai’s own six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission.
The iLoad and iMax Series II are available with either liftback or ‘Twin Swing’ rear doors. The 2.4-litre MPI five-speed manual iLoad van is priced at $31,990 while the four-speed auto iMax is $39,990
The 2.5 CRDi diesel six-speed manual iLoad with liftback in three-seat form is $37,990 and $38,540 with Twin Swing doors. In Crew Van (six-seat) form it will cost $39,990 with a liftback and $40,540 with Twin Swing. The manual iMax people mover with 2.5 CRDi is $43,490.
Automatic versions are $40,990 for the liftback three-seater and $41,540 for the Twin Swing. The liftback six-seater is $42,990 and the Twin Swing six-seater is $43,540. The diesel iMax people mover in auto is $46,490 (all quoted pries are plus on-road costs).
Hyundai is offering a comprehensive suite of owner benefits including; Lifetime Service Plan, five-year unlimited kilometre warranty, a sat nav update plan, complimentary roadside assist for 12 months on new vehicles, a roadside support plan for up to 10 years, 1,500km complimentary first service, a dedicated customer care centre, myHyundai exclusive owner website, customer events, and more.