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.

2008 Hyundai iMax

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


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


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


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


Driver and front passenger SRS airbags


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


Side impact intrusion bars in doors


3 point retractable seat belts for all occupants

Pretensioners, load limiters and height adjustable upper mounts on front seat belts


Child seat anchor points on 2nd row seats

Head restraints with vertical adjustment for all occupants


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


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


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


Alloy nudge bar#

Headlamp covers


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


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


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





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.