HYUNDAI RELEASES UPMARKET iMAX

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Hyundai has added an upmarket model to its iMax people mover range. The iMax Elite sits on a new design of 17-inch alloy wheels. Even the spare is a full sized alloy, rather than a space-saving steel spare.

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Inside, the Elite has luxury features such as A beige leather trimmed interior, two-tone colour dashboard as well as heated front seats. Even better, the driver’s seat is ventilated. The rearview mirror is self dimming and dual sunroofs offer plenty of light.

Commercial vehicles don’t get facelifts as frequently as pure passenger vehicles, but the iLoad van and iMax people mover have a new front end appearance by courtesy of a black bar grille with a chrome lip surround that works into a new headlight design.

A new front bumper incorporates foglamps on all versions of the iMax.

All variants, iMax and iLoad, now have automatic headlights as well as a four-way adjustable steering wheel. The instrument cluster design has been revised and a with trip computer and updated 7.0-inch touch screen. A cloth interior is used on all but the leather trimmed iMax Elite.

The complete range of the new iLoad and iMax is:
iLoad Van Liftback: $38,790 (manual), $41,790 (automatic)
iLoad Van Twin Swing: $39,340 (manual), $42,340 (automatic)
iLoad Crew Van Liftback: $40,790 (manual), $43,790 (automatic)
iMax Active: $43,990 (automatic)
iMax Elite: $48,490 (automatic)
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Hyundai dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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