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Hyundai shows off new Custin and Stargazer X

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Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) hopes to offer mobility for more passengers with new models hoped to appeal to Filipino families. The brand has already made a name for itself with vehicles like the Starex and Grand Starex in the past. Current models like the Staria and Stargazer continues to add to that repution. Now, the new Custin and Stargazer X hope to take it further.

“As a mobility solutions provider, our role is to constantly search for ways to cater to the potentials of the market. The MPV segment here in the country proves to be one, with its exponential growth over the years,” according to Dongwook Lee, President, HMPH. “Today, we present what luxury of movement is. Upgrades to our lineup were made so that our customers can have an even more exceptional MPV experience. We wish to ensure there is a Hyundai suited for every type of Filipino family, considering their lifestyle and must-haves.”

Stargazer X

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The Stargazer X takes everything enjoyable about the Stargazer and brings it up a level. The vehicle was developed to be more robust while still upholding advanced tech and space. Exceeding the expectations of those who value individuality and utility on equal scales.

New to the Stargazer X are black roof with rails and a new 3D stacked front grille. Customers will also notice subtle changes to the hood, bumper, rear spoiler, and tail lamp to distinguish it from the regular Stargazer. Complementing these are the sills and wheel arch trims that have been incorporated on the sides plus a new set of 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels. These provide improved ground clearance especially on bumpy roads.

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Inside, the X gives a more athletic and premium feel. It is based on the Stargazer GLS premium variant and has been furnished with a new piano black dashboard panel, red stitching on the black seats and an updated overhead console lamp. It has a total of 585-liters of space capacity with flexible 2nd and 3rd row seats. It also has the longest wheelbase and body in its segment for ample leg and head room.

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The X also inherits all its best-in-class convenience and tech features. The same Remote Engine Start and Window Control, six (6) chargers, including a wireless one in the first row and thirty (30) storage solutions, including the nifty seatback table, can be expected. To boost these further though, an Electronic Parking Brake with Autohold function has been integrated. This was made enabled by the replacement of brake drums to discs at the rear wheels. Moreover, a front parking distance warning is now present on top of other class-leading features under Hyundai SmartSense, the brand’s advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).

The X, will now be the top-of-the-line variant for the Stargazer line and will retail for P1,348,000.00. The three color options are Creamy White Pearl, Magnetic Silver Metallic, and Dragon Red Pearl.

The new Custin

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Hyundai’s newest model is the Custin large MPV, positioned to elevate the level of standards of a modern family carrier.

The Custin sports a parametric diamond design grille with hidden daytime running lights. It rolls on special 18-inch dynamic blade aluminum alloy wheels. Behind, it showcases an aircraft wing-like tail lights. Then the usual Hyundai emblem logo has been switched up to spelled-out letters.

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For the interior, the Custin channels that of a private jet with a slimmer “cockpit” and flatter floor so comfort can be maximized. The top-of-the-line variant of the Custin comes with a seven-seat configuration that boasts of second row captain chairs. The seats have modes like relaxation which can be activated using the infotainment screen or the one touch buttons on its armrest. They also have 10-way power seat adjustment, and ventilating and heating functions. Completing these are the dual sunroof, rear curtains, and backseat tables with tablet stand.

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The Custin is equipped with a 10.4-inch large Infotainment System, that doubles as the surround and rear view monitor. Wireless chargers in the first and second rows are also available to ensure on-the-go connectivity, with Apple Car Play and Android Auto that come as standard. Additionally, it has Smart Power Sliding doors for safer entry and exit of passengers, most particularly children and elderly passengers.

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The Custin is powered by a 1.5-liter turbo-charged Smartstream engine mated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Gears are selected with a button type shift-by-wire transmission alongside an Electronic Parking Brake and Drive Mode selector. Its maximum power output is 170-Ps and maximum torque of 253-Nm.

Hyundai SmartSense in the Custin includes Forward-Collision Avoidance (FCA), Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Lane Following Assist (LFA), Blind-spot Collision Avoidance (BCA), Safe Exit Assist, High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, Rear Cross-traffic Collision Avoidance Assist and Rear Occupant Alert. Apart from these ADAS features, there are four drive modes: Comfort, Sport, Eco, and Smart.

It has a starting price of P1,770,000 pesos and will come in two variants. The initial color options are Aurora Blue Pearl, Polar White and Military Gray Metallic. The GLS variant has a black monotone interior while the Premium one with gray.

Both vehicles come with a five-tear or 200,000-km (whichever comes first) warranty and are now officially available nationwide at any of the authorized Hyundai dealerships nationwide.

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