It's bare and bland, but the Hyundai Starex Super Express does the job

Hyundai's new commuter variant
by Jason Tulio | Aug 18, 2017

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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? 

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