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by George Skentzos

Alongside the iLoad commercial van, Hyundai is offering its new iMax people carrier, offering practicality and efficiency comparable to its European and Japanese rivals without the price tag to match.

The Hyundai iMax shuttle accommodates eight occupants in comfort, designed to meet the needs of the corporate sector whilst also catering to large families.

Seating is comprised of two bucket seats for passengers up front, followed by two rows of bench seats, each suitable for three adults with ample leg room.

Even with all eight seats occupied, the iMax still provides enough place to stow belongings, with 851-litres of cargo area.

Interior ambiance replicates a much smaller family car with two-tone interior trim, a six-speaker audio system and dual zone ducted air conditioning throughout.

Interior appointments include: keyless entry, central locking, electric wing mirror adjustment, power front windows, a tilt-adjustable steering wheel, remote fuel flap release, and an auxiliary input jack.

Dual front airbags, remote keyless entry (two remote keys are standard), alarm and anti-lock brakes (ABS) are standard, although much like the iLoad, ESP and TCS is yet to be calibrated for the petrol variant but is standard on the diesel.

The iMax is also available with either the 2.5-litre CRDi diesel engine which develops 125kW and 392Nm or the 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 129kW and 228Nm.

Fuel efficiency for the diesel is welcoming at just 8.5 litres per 100km for the five-speed manual and 9.6 litres per 100km for the five-speed Selectronic automatic transmission.

Models and pricing

  • Hyundai iMax shuttle
    • Hyundai iMax 2.4 petrol auto $36,990 RRP
    • Hyundai iMax 2.5 CRDi manual $39,990 RRP

Engine 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi Maximum power 129 kW @ 6000 RPM Maximum torque 228 Nm @ 4200 RPM
Engine 2.4 litres (2359cc) 2.5 litres (2497cc) 125 kW @ 3800 RPM 392 Nm @ 2000-2500 RP
Fuel System Sequential multi-point fuel injection Common Rail Direct injection (CRDi)
intercooled with Variable Geometry
Turbo (VGT)
Bore x stroke 88.0 mm x 97.0 mm 91.0 mm x 96.0 mm
Transmission 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Manual – 5 speed manual
Automatic 4 speed automatic –
1st 2.804 4.393
2nd 1.531 2.306
3rd 1.000 1.356
4th 0.705 1.000
5th – 0.763
Reverse 2.393 4.632
Steering 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Type Hydraulic Power Assisted, Rack and Pinion
Column Energy absorbing dual collapsible steering column with tilt adjustment
Minimum turning circle diameter between kerbs 11.22 m
Brakes 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
General Hydraulic, power assisted braking system
Front 300 mm ventilated disc, 2 spot-calliper with pad wear warning device
Rear 324 mm ventilated disc, 1 spot-calliper with pad wear warning device
and drum in-hat parking brake system
ABS Standard 4-channel, 4 sensor Anti-skid Braking System (ABS) and
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Dimensions 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Exterior
Length 5125 mm
Width 1920 mm
Height 1925 mm
Wheelbase 3200 mm
Wheel track – front / rear 1685 / 1660 mm
Minimum ground clearance (based on
kerb weight)
190 mm
Interior
Head room 1st / 2nd / 3rd row 1017 / 1018 / 1010 mm
Leg room 1st / 2nd / 3rd row 1041 / 995 / 925 mm
Shoulder room 1st / 2nd / 3rd row 1610 / 1650 / 1575 mm
Hip room 1st / 2nd / 3rd row 1530 / 1652 / 1460 mm
Cargo Capacity (VDA) 851 L
Weight 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Kerb / GVM
Manual – 2249 / 3030 kg
Automatic 2128 / 2930 kg –
Manual – 5030 kg
Automatic 4430 kg –
Manual – 837 kg
Automatic 850 kg –
Load Capacity 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Braked 1500 kg 2000 kg
Unbraked 750 kg 750 kg
Maximum towball mass 150 kg 150 kg
Maximum roof load 2 / 3 rack system 100 / 125 kg 100 / 125 kg
Fuel Consumption Figures ADR81 / 01* 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Manual – 8.5 L / 100 km
Automatic 10.6 L / 100 km –
Suspension 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
Front Macpherson struts with
coil springs and gas-fi lled
shock absorbers
Rear Five-link coil springs
with gas-fi lled shock
absorbers
Wheels & Tyres 2.4 Petrol 2.5 CRDi
16” x 6.5J alloy wheels
215 / 70 R16 tyres
Full size alloy spare wheel
Active Safety
4-channel, 4 sensor Anti-skid Braking System (ABS) and
Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control System (TCS)
(Available on Diesel only)
High-mounted stop light on rear tail gate
Front fog lamps
Locking differential (excludes Petrol automatic)
Reverse sensing warning system
Warning chimes (seatbelt, door ajar)
Warning lights (seatbelt, door ajar, check engine)
Passive Safety
Airbags
Driver and front passenger SRS airbags
Body
Auto unlock on impact
Child safety door locks on sliding doors
Four ring strengthened body with rigid cabin and crush zones front and rear
Impact absorbing bumpers
Semi-bonneted
Side impact intrusion bars in doors
Seatbelts
3 point retractable seat belts for all occupants
Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts
Seating
Child seat anchor points on 2nd row seats
Head restraints with vertical adjustment for all occupants
Security
Central locking
Engine immobiliser
Keyless entry with burglar alarm
Sound System
6 speakers including front tweeters
Auxiliary input jack (to connect external audio source)
MP3 / WMA / CD player, AM / FM tuner
Roof-mounted aerial
Occupant Comfort
5 speed intermittent, 3 stage wipe modes on front wipers with 3-way washer nozzle
12V power outlet
60:40 split rear seats (2nd row sliding)
Battery saving automatic headlights off when ignition key removed
Cigarette lighter and ash tray
Day / night rear view mirror
Digital clock
Dual sliding doors
Dual tone horn
Electrically adjusted external mirrors
Factory tinted glass
Height adjusting driver’s seat cushion
Occupant assist grab handles for driver and rear passengers
Occupant assist grip handles for front and rear passengers
Pop-out latch type windows for rear passengers
Power windows for front passengers with driver one touch
auto down function
Rear heated glass with timer
Tachometer
Trip odometer
Exterior Styling
Body coloured exterior door handles
Chrome radiator grille
Two tone paint (grey lower body moulding and bumpers)
Interior Styling
Aluminium effect on front centre console (fascia), A / C controls and gear knob
Aluminium effect on interior door handles and steering wheel inserts
Tricot suede cloth seats and front door trims
Two tone interior
Interior Lighting
Delayed fade-out front interior light
Door courtesy lamps on front and sliding doors
Door courtesy refl ector on rear of sliding doors
Green illuminated instrument cluster, dash audio and A / C controls
Illuminated cigarette lighter surround and ash tray
Illuminated ignition keyhole surround
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Individual map lamps for front passengers
Interior Ventilation
Independent rear seat air conditioning control for rear passengers
Rotary-type air conditioning controls
Storage Solutions
Coat hook on rear assist grip handle
Door pockets with bottle bulges in sliding door trims
Dual door pockets in front door trims
Dual glove box compartments
Driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors with ticket holder
Front seat back pockets
Retractable sunglasses compartment
Retractable twin width-adjustable cup holders in front centre console
Accessories
Rubber fl oor mats (front only)#
Carpet fl oor mats (front, middle & rear seat confi guration)
Dash mat
Fold away cargo box
Fabric rear bumber protector
Exterior
Alloy nudge bar#
Headlamp covers
Weathershields
Towbar (1500 kg braked / 750 kg unbraked) or with CRDi manual
(2000 kg braked / 750 kg unbraked)#
Towball – 50 mm chrome
Trailer wiring harness
7 Pin large round adapter
7 Pin small round adapter
Chrome wheel nut
Universal lock nuts
Fridge
Roof racks 2 bar system (Aero design, 100 kg evenly distributed across 2 bars)
Roof rack 3 bar system (125 kg evenly distributed across 3 bars)
Bike rack towbar mounted
Rear mounted light / license plate holder
Roof mounted bike rack
Snow pro ski carrier
Surfboard carrier
Storage box 450 L
Storage box 360 L
Safety
1st Aid Kit – Personal
#Available from March 2008.
Compression ratio 10.5:1 17.6:1
Final 4.222 3.615
Number of steering wheel turns lock to lock 3.57
Gear ratio Auto Manual
Interior lights in centre and rear
Dual zone air conditioning with pollen fi lter
Side roof vent for rear seat passengers
Bottle bulges and storage compartments for 3rd row passengers
Rubber-lined storage compartment on top of dashboard
Interior
GCM
Payload
Electrical
Roof Racks and Attachments
Fuel tank volume

75 L

75 L

CO2 emissions Manual / Auto

– / 250 – g / km

225 / – g / km

* Source: ADR81 / 01. Fuel consumption will vary depending on a combination of driving habits and the condition of the vehicle.




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