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2016-01-22 09:57

MID-LIFE FACELIFT: Hyundai's H1 range benefits from a range of enhancements for 2016. Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - Hyundai's H1 bus, panel van, multi-cab receives a mid-cycle make-over complete with enhanced features and style tweaks.

In terms of design, the models gain a new front grille and bumper design, new 16" alloys, redesigned centre console and instrument clusters. The Panel Van is still equipped with steel rims.

Stanley Anderson, marketing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa, said: "The H1 has really been given quite an extension of its lifespan with the exterior enhancements and the addition of features on the inside.

"It is a good-looking vehicle that has not really aged since its launch six years ago, and it now has a few extra years that it can compete head on with the opposition."

NINE SEAT BUS: The Hyundai H1 range benefits from styling tweaks, including 16" alloys shown the on the Bus (above) model. Image: Quickpic


There's a choice of two engines; a 126kW/224Nm 2.3 litre petrol mated to a five-speed manual and a 125kW/441Nm 2.5 litre turbocharged diesel engine equipped to a five-speed auto.

New features:

Cruise control
Auto aircon with climate control
Glove box cooling
Side airbag
Leather steering wheel and gear-knob covers
Power, folding side-mirrors
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) for turbodiesel derivative
Jam protection and auto function for the driver window.

Prices of the H1 range:

H1 2.5 Turbodiesel nine-seat Bus (auto) - R579 900
H1 2.4 Petrol six-seat Bus (manual)- R482 900
H1 2.5 Turbodiesel six-seat Multicab - R492 900
H1 2.5 Turbodiesel three-seat Panel Van - R441 900

Prices include Hyundai’s five-year/150 000km warranty and roadside assistance, as well as a five-year/90 000km service plan.

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