Hyundai iLoad (2009 - )
Last updated 18 March 2013
The Hyundai i800 - the people carrier version of the iLoad - is awarded three stars in Euro NCAP crash tests. The Adult occupancy safety rating was 58 per cent while child occupant safety was 75 per...
The Hyundai iLoad is the panel van version of the i800 people carrier from the Korean firm. It’s a direct competitor for other medium-sized vans, though Hyundai limits its market by only offering the iLoad in one size, so there’s no variation in wheelbase, body style or roof height, although a crew van version is offered.
This doesn’t unduly concern Hyundai, who instead focus on value for money with the iLoad. From its launch in 2009, it has come with a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty and it’s one of the very few vans on sale not to have been recalled for any fix, so far, which underlines its inherent reliability.
Hyundai also packs the iLoad with plenty of kit, both luxury and safety related. There is standard air conditioning, CD stereo with auxiliary input, electric windows and central locking. Safety is covered by driver and passenger airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes and optional ESP traction and stability control.
Keen pricing tops off the Hyundai’s list of temptations, which makes it a sound choice for those who are in this market. It’s just a shame Hyundai has not expanded the range further to appeal to more buyers.
Hyundai says: "With space, style, high-quality build, generous specification and a 5 year warranty covering up to 100,000 miles of commercial use, the Hyundai iLoad offers exceptional value for money." www.hyundai.co.uk