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2018-06-26 15:17

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Hyundai’s popular H1 Bus has received a bold make-over for South Africa.

The entire front section of the Bus has been redesigned, giving the 9-seater bus, and its panel van sibling, a modern look that fits in with the styling of the passenger car and SUV range of the Korean manufacturer, and it comes without an increase in price.

Expansive derivatives

New 17" alloy wheels adds to the exterior of the 2.5 turbodiesel derivative of the H1 range, while the addition of an infotainment centre with a large touch-screen enhances the list of interior luxury and comfort features in both 9-seater derivatives.

GALLERY: 2018 Hyundai H1 Bus

A steering wheel that can now adjust for reach as well as height makes the driving position in the H1 even more comfortable, also in the panel van. The panel van will still be equipped with 16-inch steel wheel rims.

Rear camera as parking assistance, with display in the rear-view mirror, has also been added as a luxury feature in the range-topping 2.5 Turbodiesel.

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Projection-style headlights have been added too, which not only illuminates the road ahead more effectively, but also adds to the good looks of the new front-end.

The 6-seater Multicab derivative has been discontinued from the range, however, individual orders with deposits for this practical derivative will still be considered.

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The H1 is still available two engines; A 2 359cc petrol engine, delivering 126k/224Nm through a 5-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels and a 2 497cc turbocharged diesel engine that delivers 125kW/441Nm.

The 2.5-litre turbodiesel uses a 5-speed automatic gearbox and is also driven through the rear wheels.


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Adding to its appeal in a working application is the 1500kg towing capacity of the turbodiesel derivatives.

Handling characteristics of the H1 are car-like, road holding that inspires confidence. Rack and pinion steering ensures crisp responses while hydraulic assistance reduces the effort required in tight situations.

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Prices:

2.4 Executive Bus (petrol, manual transmission) -  R499 900

2.5 Elite Bus (turbodiesel, automatic transmission) - R629 900

2.5 Panel Van (turbodiesel, automatic transmission) - R459 900

Pricing includes Hyundai’s 5-year or 150 000km warranty, with an additional 2 years or 50 000km manufacturer’s powertrain warranty, as well as a 5 year or 150 000km roadside assistance plan and 5-year or 90 000km service plan.

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