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Monday, June 27, 2022

Are These The Prices Of Hyundai Philippines' Launch Line-Up?


After revealing their launch line-up at their first-ever dealer conference as Hyundai’s newly-minted Philippine distributor, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) has now revealed the pricing of their line-up.

With pre-selling now underway and retail sales starting by July, several sales agents have started posting the tentative prices of the entire line-up from the sub-compact Venue all the way to the Staria luxury MPV.

It’s worth noting two things here: first, nothing is still official at this point because HMPH nor the public relations firm that it has tapped has yet to engage the motoring media; second, the pricing table doesn’t include the refreshed Palisade SUV which is expected to join the rest of the line-up before the end of the year.

Without further ado, this is how HMPH’s pricing structure is shaping up locally:

Starting with the Venue sub-compact SUV, it’ll continue unchanged at least for the rest of the year. Despite being the last product introduced by Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), it’s from our understanding that selling it was a initiative spearheaded by Hyundai Motor Korea. It will be available in two variants:
  • Venue 1.6 GL AT – P 918,000
  • Venue 1.6 GLS AT – P 985,000
Moving up, there’s the Creta. Hyundai’s new competitor to the likes of the Honda HR-V and Toyota Corolla Cross, it’s said to be available in four variants. All will have a smaller and weaker (compared to the Venue) 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The powerplant is good for 115 horsepower and 143 Nm of torque. It will be made available in both manual and IVT (CVT) flavors. If the model shown at the dealer conference is any indication, expect the GLS variant to sport features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, and a leather interior.
  • Creta 1.5 GL MT – P 998,000
  • Creta 1.5 GL IVT – P 1,170,000
  • Creta 1.5 GLS IVT (Red) – P 1,323,000
  • Creta 1.5 GLS IVT – P 1,332,000
Heading to Hyundai’s bread-and-butter SUV range, there’s the Tucson compact SUV. Meant to go head-to-head against the likes of the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester, the Korean automaker will go solely with front-wheel drive for the Philippine market. 

The base model is powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine (Smartstream G2.0) which retains a normally-aspirated and MPI (no direct injection) fuel delivery. This is good for 156 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed automatic. Meanwhile, despite the soaring diesel prices, HMPH has opted to retain the diesel as their top-of-the-line trim. The Tucson GLS’s SmartstreamD 2.0 delivers 186 horsepower and 417 Nm of torque mated to an 8-speed automatic:
  • Tucson 2.0 GL Gas AT – P 1,570,000
  • Tucson 2.0 GLS Diesel AT – P 1,840,000
For those who need a 7-seater SUV, their needs will be met by the all-new Santa Fe. Powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine, it makes 202 horsepower and 441 Nm of torque. Like the Tucson, the engine drives the front wheels alone, but does so with an 8-speed dual clutch. Unlike its platform-twin, the Kia Sorento, HMPH has opted to bring in just one variant of the Santa Fe and it’ll be priced between the Sorento SX and Sorento EX:
  • Santa Fe 2.2 GLS 8DCT – P 2,420,000
Finally, we get to the Staria MPV. As previously reported, HMPH’s “star attraction” will comes in multiple variants. However, in a twist, it will come in four variants instead of the three which was earlier reported. Three will be MPVs, and one will be a cargo-centric variant. The most interesting part is that the top-of-the-line variant, the Premium supposedly comes standard with all-wheel drive; the only member of the revitalized Hyundai Philippine line-up to do so:

18 comments:

  1. I think Hyundai Ph should ensure first the safety of the customers by ensuring the safety of the vehicles (I am referring to what happened to Uly's friend, in addition to countless Hyundai (and Kia) vehicle problems in certain countries (ex. US, Canada)).
    At this point, it is simply not safe to own/purchase Hyundai and Kia vehicles.

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    1. Yeah well...still no word from HMPH. Hyundai Quezon Avenue did contact my friend (asked for details). After that, silence again.

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  2. Thanks Uly for having the courage to give information about what HMPH is doing (or not doing?) about the matter. Hope all goes well with your friend.
    At least more people are aware now. And your friend definitely learned his lesson about the vehicle brand that he will never buy again.

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  3. I've had two Hyundais the past 10 years and they're as reliable if not more than Japanese brands and two are still with me. I've had Honda, Toyota and Ford also and the most I like are Hyundais thrifty but powerful diesel and the other gas Elantra is good as well.

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  4. Wow, those Staria prices are lower than I expected given the grey market prices for those. Let's hope the features aren't too stripped down compared to the KDM version. The Tucson Diesel & Santa Fe are also priced very well, the Tucson CRDi 2WD is cheaper than the underpowered TOTL CR-V & the awesome CX-5 Diesel AWD. Only question mark are the features included. I hope they have learned their lesson from HARI.

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  5. The Santa Fe if spec'ed well should compete very well with the TOTL variants of the Turd World PPVs. Faster, lighter, rides & handles better than those primitive AUVs & SUV kuno.

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  6. Price are now reasonable compared to the last distributor. But it’s sad to see both the ioniq and accent not being offered, plus there’s no more sub 800k models in their line-up. Hopefully Hyundai brings in the Casper as an crossover alternative to the picanto, wigo, celerio. Also to note that there are already spy shots of Hyundai’s Avanza competitor in Indonesia.

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    1. Depends if they launch the Casper.

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  7. No GDI Tucson for the Philippines? Fuel Quality issues once again? I guess not much has really changed. Same dog, different collar. Moving on. Nothing to see here.

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  8. So you're better off getting the totl venue than a base creta right? I can tell you in all honesty, creta isn't a good name either! Idk how the calculations work between the two crossovers, and please don't give an excuse by saying because creta is the new guy here! I hope you can give future insights sir uly why on earth that smaller engine creta is being priced higher than a venue, that 1.5 engine isn't even a diesel(how gas to diesel prices on cars work in our beloved country) to justify as to why it's a bit more expensive.

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  9. 1.6 M for a Tucson. With 2 air bags I bet.

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  10. I wonder which safety standards Indonesian-made Hyundais will follow.. will it be up to global standards or will it be similar to the Indian-made Hyundais and Marutis.

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  11. I think the 1.6 SmartStream T-GDi is possible, but for the Tucson N Line instead of Regular trims of Tucson.

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  12. 1.6 Million for a "regular trim" Tucson. Fantastic deal.

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  13. Uly, no mention of the confirmed ADAS specs in relation to those prices? (As I have noticed on the Staria TOTL. Maybe I could be proven wrong.)

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    1. Still nothing on the full specs...the Staria did appear to have a 360-degree camera (shown at the dealer launch) but nothing final yet.

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