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The Hyundai Grand Starex has always been a popular choice for van buyers. The current model was available in three variants, all of which could only hold 10 passengers. Respectable, but a slight drawback compared to beefier competitors. In January, Hyundai Philippines launched the Super Express, a commuter variant targeted toward buyers who need to haul large groups around town. 

While the outside looks familiar, its interior features a UV Express-style back row of side-facing seats to accommodate more passengers. Powering it is a 2.5-liter diesel with 99hp and 226Nm, which doesn't sound like much on paper, but is actually capable and even mildly quick when the load is light. Its five-speed manual transmission, meanwhile, is very easy to operate. Amenities are minimal, but hey, the goal here is to get as many people as possible from point A to B. 

To learn more about this new commuter van, press play on the video above. Have you had a chance to try out the Super Express yet? 

Jason Tulio
Online Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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