Hyundai Staria Launched in Europe: Will US Get this Spaceship?

If you need a minivan, we can’t think of a cooler-looking one out today than Hyundai’s Staria flagship van. It looks almost like a spaceship next to what is available right now. Hyundai just launched the new van in Germany this week. 

A lot of features come with the Staria Signature trim

2022 Hyundai Staria minivan rear 3/4 view
2022 Hyundai Staria minivan | Hyundai

Only the top-of-the-line Signature trim will initially be available. Standard features include electric sliding doors, heated and ventilated Nappa leather seats, a smart key system with a stop/start button, ambient lighting with a rainbow of color options, and rear sun blinds. If you go for the all-wheel-drive option, it sells for $68,124. 

By next year Hyundai will make available the lower-trim models. The base price will be just under $47,000. Besides the Signature options listed above, there is a gang of other noteworthy features.

Lower-trim Staria minivans still get a gang of features

2022 Hyundai Staria minivan interior
2022 Hyundai Staria minivan | Hyundai

Individual seats are available in the second row. They come with backrest and leg rest adjustments. All seat rows have USB ports for passengers, with a three-zone climate control system keeping things comfy. Bluelink telematics is available as well. Four interior color choices are available. Extra-cost exterior colors are Creamy White finish, and five mineral effect colors listed for a bit above $1,000 extra. 

A unique feature is the “Passenger View” wide-angle camera. It lets the driver and front passenger monitor what’s going on behind them. Viewing is done through the 10.25-inch infotainment screen in the dash. 

Right now only the 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is available. It puts out 175 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque. Hooked onto the back is an eight-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive as standard. 

Why won’t Hyundai sell this in the US?

2022 Hyundai Staria minivan detail
2022 Hyundai Staria minivan | Hyundai

There are quite a few intelligent assist features as well. Autonomous emergency brake assist, active blind spot assist, and a rear passenger seat alert system. For Germany only, the Staria also comes with a 12-speaker Bose audio system. There is even a panoramic glass roof offered for $1,405. 

At this time Hyundai has no plans to bring the Staria over to the US. We don’t know why. While not conventional-looking, that would be a selling feature here. Already available in Australia, maybe once Hyundai gets up to speed in production, maybe it will reconsider and begin bringing this minivan into the US. 

2022 Hyundai Staria minivan rear seating
2022 Hyundai Staria minivan | Hyundai

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