Hyundai i800 (2008–)
i800 launched in the UK
Based on the H-1 'Grand Starex' van, the i800 seats eight, but has a different rear axle (coils rather than leaves etc) and a posher interior. Eight seats (2-3-3 formation). Its 2.5 turbodiesel producing 170PS and 392Nm of torque. Price £19,495 Style Spec - Alloys, ESP, air con, trip computer, privacy glass, parking sensors, heated seats, dimming rear view mirrors etc. Combined economy 33.2mpg. Thanks to a 75 litre tank, it means the i800 driver could go more than 560 miles between fill ups. Under 225g/km CO2.
5,125mm long x 1,920mm wide x 1,925mm high on 3,200mm wheelbase.
Lower spec, lower power 'Comfort' version with 130bhp from November 2008. Loses the privacy glass, parking sensors, dimming mirror, the two tone paint and 40PS. Price will be about £18,500.All 5-speed manual, rear wheel drive. Is an auto, but jumps into VED band G so special order only.
851 litres of space in the boot even when loaded with passengers. That’s twice as much as some estate cars, and even twice as much as the VW Caddy Maxi Life.The Hyundai i800 features a pair seats in front and two benches behind, each accommodating three adults in comfort with uncompromised head and legroom.
Both rear benches feature a 60:40 split-fold and recline while the centre row also slides forwards or backwards to tailor space as required. All of the rear seats are accessed by pair of sliding doors, making access easy wherever the i800 is parked.
Once inside, the ambience is far more car-like than other ‘minibus’ style rivals, with two-tone interior trim, privacy glass, a six-speaker audio system and ducted air conditioning throughout. Individually-controllable overhead vents in the rear make sure all of the occupants can keep their cool.16-inch Alloy wheels are also standard. Full sized spare wheel. ESP and traction control systems plus dual airbags. In addition, all occupants have three-point seatbelts.Turning circle just 5.61m. In addition, electronic reversing sensors are standard.As with all Hyundai cars, the i800 is covered by a five year, manufacturer backed, unlimited mileage warranty.
Manual now has six-speed transmission, automatic is five-speed. Prices have risen to £22,700 for the 136PS 6-speed manual and £24,620 for the 170PS 5-speed automatic. Manual towing limit is 2,300kg; but automatic towing limit is only 1,500kg.
Variable geometry turbocharger of previous engine replaced by waste gate set-up, resulting in less power and torque. The new 2.5 engine/manual gearbox makes official figures of 100kW and 343Nm, down from 125kW/392Nm, although the later model hits its peak torque earlier, arriving from a low 1,500rpm.
Five-speed automatic versions got a hike in torque output, with the engine retaining the variable geometry turbocharger and now making 125kW and 441Nm (up from 125kW/392Nm). But maximum torque is in a narrow band from 2,000 to 2,250rpm instead of 2,000 to 2,500rpm.