Hyundai unveils 3.5-tonne H350 van at Hanover
H350 is available as a panel van, minibus and as a chassis cab for conversions. The van offers a 12.9m3 load capacity, enough to fit five Euro pallets, with payloads of 1,336-1,365kg. The chassis cab model will be available with two chassis length to suit a variety of bodies.
The vans are powered by a 2.5-litre Euro 6 diesel engine, delivering 150PS with 373Nm of torque or 170PS and 422Nm. Both engines drive through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.
Bearing a strong resemblance to several leading vans in the market, the H350 boasts LED daytime running lights and Hyundai’s family hexagonal front grille. The vans will be built in cooperation with Turkish manufacturer Karsan Automotive.
Hyundai admits that it will have to work with dealers to improve LCV service levels, but insists that it will offer a distinct price advantage when the vans come to market.
A standard steel bulkhead should keep in-cab noise levels low and the driver is well looked after with Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control and a Lane Departure Warning system. A multi-function steering wheel provides control for the audio system and hands-free telephone connectivity.
Heated electric mirrors and automatic wipers and lights are also standard, along with cruise control and a start/stop system. Air conditioning ,an eight-inch navigation screen and a rear-view camera can also be specified. Pricing, service details and warranties will be announced nearer the launch date, but Hyundai says to expect very competitive pricing in line with its car ranges.