All-new Hyundai Stargazer stuns the competition with safety tech, digital unveiling tonight

Recently unveiled at the SM Aura Premier in Taguig City, the Hyundai Stargazer is aptly named with its futuristic styling and advanced technological features.

The front sports a boldly styled skid plate, flush-type radiator grille, and unique multi-face reflector (MFR) headlights. The fascia is rounded out with a horizontal LED strip that cuts across and integrates the Day Time Running Lights (DRL) and positioning lamps. It looks like it took inspiration from one of those starships in sci-fi films. Completing the visual identity and high-tech image that the Stargazer embodies is its distinct H-signature tail lamp, which spans on the entire rear.

This 7-seater model is made to suit Filipino families that are looking for a smart purchase that can meet their daily mobility needs and match their modern lifestyle and taste. The interior is designed to mimic the comforts of home living.

Getting in and out or moving around the second and third rows is made easy, as the STARGAZER leads in respect to head room, leg room and shoulder room. These passenger rows also have slim seatbacks to enable a wider flat loading surface for cargo when fully folded down.

There is a total of thirty-one (31) storage spaces incorporated unto the dashboard, center console, seats, and door trims. Notable ones being the ledge beneath the front air vents for essential small items, a transferrable cup holder guide at the center for varying beverage container sizes, front row seatback table and pockets for snacks, booklets or documents, and the luggage board that can be opened to better organize trunk items.

Designed to provide better visibility and a sense of openness with the addition of a PVC-fitted delta glass between the A-pillar and side mirror as well as the quarter glass melded towards the back. Additionally, the Stargazer has driver-assist functions such as the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), a feature that causes the brake lights to blink in the event of emergency braking which warns cars going in the same direction, and Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), a feature that maintains force momentarily when the brake pedal is released after stopping on an incline which keeps the vehicle from rolling back. Best of all, the Stargazer is also equipped with Hyundai SmartSense, the brand’s driver assistance system which has following functions:

Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) – alerts the driver if the system detects a risk of collision from the front like sudden slow-downs or stops. In emergency situations, the system will automatically apply emergency braking.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) – makes use of the front-facing camera to detect lanes and alert the driver if the vehicle deviates from its route without using proper turning signal and automatically steers the wheel to keep the vehicle in its position.

Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) – monitors blind spots while driving by alerting the driver through the rearview mirror. Designed particularly for moving out of parallel parking spots.

Safe Exit Warning (SEW) – sends a cluster message and a warning by turning on the side mirror warning light when a vehicle is approaching from behind while someone is opening the door.

Driver Attention Warning (DAW) – analyzes the driver’s attention level and provides a warning as an alert to stay active.

High Beam Assist (HBA) – switches the high beams to low beams when the system detects an oncoming vehicle on the opposite side of the road.

Lane Follow Assist (LFA) – utilizes the front-facing camera to recognize lane markers and controls the steering wheel so that the vehicle stays on its lane.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist (RCCA) – monitors rear blind spots with radar and issues an instrument cluster message, plays a warning sound and turns on the outside mirror warning lamp if a vehicle is detected. Should the driver fail to take action, the system automatically engages the brakes to prevent collision.

Reverse Parking Distance Warning (PDW-R) – uses an ultrasonic sensor system to detect obstacles behind and provides an audible warning when danger is detected.

Rear View Monitor (RVM) – provides a live rear view while driving in reverse and displays the projected trajectory while backing up.

Under the hood of the Stargazer is a 1.5 Smartstream Intelligent Variable Transmission (iVT) engine, which produces 115-PS of power and 14.7 kg-m of torque.

iVT is one of the brand’s flagship proprietary technologies that configured to shift gears more responsively with less delay or lag resulting to a smoother and more enjoyable ride while having better fuel economy. Whereas Smartstream, is the next-generation powertrain line of Hyundai vehicles developed for optimal airflow, heat and friction control, more effective combustion, and reduced exhaust that better regulate gasoline consumption.

The new Hyundai STARGAZER comes with a 5-Year or 200,000-km (whichever comes first) warranty and is already available nationwide in the following variants:

1.5 GLS Premium IVT         PHP 1,218,000

1.5 GLS IVT                        PHP 1,128,000

1.5 GL IVT                           PHP    998,000

Learn more about Hyundai’s 7-seater MPV through the online launch premiering @HyundaiMotorPhilippines on Facebook tonight at 7:00 PM (November 9, Wednesday).


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