Published on November 23rd, 2016 | by Subhash Nair


Hyundai Grand Starex Royale Spots A Dynamic New Look In Latest Facelift

Family favorite MPV, the Hyundai Grand Starex Royale, has been given a makeover, featuring an exciting new look, making its presence on the road even more distinct and bold.

While the earlier version has a more traditional grille that sits just above the front bumper, the 2017 facelift has a grille design that continues downward and become part of the bumper design. This naturally add changes to the fog lights on the front bumper. While the Grand Starex Royale wins hands down as a favourite and affordable family MPV, the new design will also be equally appealing to the younger generation, which makes it an ideal MPV for everyone. Overall it is suitable to all Malaysian.


Hyundai first produced the Grand Starex Royale in 1997 which made its debut in the Malaysian market in 1998. Since its inclusion into the Hyundai product range, the Grand Starex Royale has not stayed docile and has grabbed numerous car awards in its category, both locally and abroad.


With the 2017 facelift, The Grand Starex Royale maintains its industry-leading powerhouse – the advanced 2.5-litre CRDi diesel engine coupled with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) and a turbo intercooler.

This engine unleashes a potent maximum power output of 125 kW (170PS) at 3,800 rpm and a massive maximum torque of 392 Nm (40 kg-m) at 2,000 to 2,500 rpm for instantaneous response and exhilarating performance.

Other standard features that the Grand Starex Royale is most loved for are Cruise Control, Safe Drive Recorder and Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).

The Grand Starex Royale 2017 facelift maintains the best value for money for a large and modern MPV in Malaysia, with the Grand Starex Royale Deluxe 2.5GLS Diesel (A) VGT attractively priced at RM168, 888 (OTR with roadtax and insurance) in West Malaysia.


The vehicle comes in four colours – Creamy White, Timeless Black and Hyper Silver – and viewing, booking and test-drive is available at all Hyundai showrooms nationwide from December 2016 onwards.

Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors offers a five-year or 300,000km (whichever comes first) extended warranty on all its new passenger vehicles. A 24-hour road assist service is also now available for new and existing Hyundai vehicles.

For further information on the new Grand Starex Royale, call HSDM Customer Careline at 1-300-13-2000 (office hours).

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