Hyundai upgrades look and spec of iLoad
Driver comfort and convenience has gone up a notch with the inclusion of tilt and telescopic steering column adjustment, a redesigned instrument cluster (now with trip computer) and an updated 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system that has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bluetooth connectivity and more.
Automatic dusk-sensing headlights are also included on the revamped iLoad which is recognised by its new grille design and chrome edging.
Second only to the Toyota HiAce in terms of sales in Australia, the iLoad range starts from $38,790 plus on-road costs and spans eight variants across a three-seater van or six-seater crew van, both with dual sliding doors and the choice of either a ‘liftback’ tailgate or ‘twin swing’ dual rear doors that can open to 180 degrees.
Hyundai also offers the choice between six-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission with the powertrain – a 2.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 100kW of power and 343Nm of torque when combined with the manual, or a superior 125kW/441Nm with the auto (which sees a variable geometry turbocharger added).
The latter is only slightly less economical, returning 8.8 litres per 100km on the official combined cycle, compared to 7.6L/100km for the manual.
Three-seat variants have a cargo area of up to 4426 litres, dropping back to 2511L with the six-seater, while payload ranges from 1096kg to 1113kg, depending on the variant. Braked towing capacity is 2000kg on the manual and 1500kg with the auto.
All models are fitted with four airbags (dual front and front side/thorax), electronic traction and stability control and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and electronic brake-force distribution.
A reversing camera is only available on liftback models, and cruise control limited to the auto, but otherwise the specification is relatively even across the range with 16-inch steel wheels (including full-size spare), alarm, keyless entry, power front windows/exterior mirrors, air-conditioning, a trip computer and height-adjustable driver’s seat, to name a few key detail points.
Hyundai offers a 5-year/160,000km warranty on iLoad, with roadside assistance for 12 months and ongoing breakdown support for up to 10 years if servicing continues at an authorised dealer. Service intervals are 12 months/15,000km, capped at $356 for the first three and fifth services and $506 for the fourth (at 60,000km).