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2016 Hyundai iMax & iLoad Series II now on sale in Australia

Hyundai has unveiled its Series II update for the iMax and iLoad, complete with a new look and generous amount of equipment.

2016 Hyundai iMax iLoad Series II

The Series II iMax and iLoad now come standard with a 7.0-inch touch-screen infotainment system, complete with iOS and Android voice control, as reported by PD in November.

Significant updates for the Series II include cruise control, standard on all diesel automatic variants, as well as driver and front passenger front and side airbags, and a rear-view camera as standard on liftback iMax and iLoad models.

Aesthetically speaking, Hyundai has redesigned the front grille, added a chrome surround, as well as restyled bumpers on both models. According to Hyundai, both have a more “passenger car-like cabin ambience”, with a more premium steering wheel complete with controls, as well as an improved gear knob. The iMax also receives new-design 16-inch alloys and fog lamps.

“Indeed, in October both variants claimed runner-up segment shares in their respective People-Mover and Van/CC 2.5-3.5t market segments,” said Hyundai COO Scott Grant. He added:

“Thanks to their impressive new array of premium high-tech features and with increased local supply now guaranteed, we’re confident our new iMax and iLoad Series II variants will be even more popular with Australian buyers.”

2016 Hyundai iMax Series II

Series II carries over the same range of powertrains, with a 2.4-litre DOHC sequential MPI petrol or 2.5-litre CRDi turbo-diesel with either waste-gate or variable-geometry turbocharging, depending on transmission

The 2.4-litre Theta II petrol engine produces 127kW at 6000rpm and 224Nm maximum at 4200rpm. The 2.5-litre CRDi diesel engine with a wastegate turbocharger produces 100kW maximum power at 3800rpm and 343Nm between 1500-2500rpm. With variable-geometry turbocharging the 2.5 CRDi engine produces the same 125kW/441Nm as before.

See below for starting prices, and further below for highlight features and added equipment (prices exclude on-road costs).

2016 Hyundai iLoad Series II

2.4MPi petrol 6spd manual three-seat — $31,990
2.5CRDi diesel 6spd manual three-seat — $37,990
2.5CRDi diesel 6spd manual six-seat — $39,990
2.5CRDi diesel 5spd auto three-seat — $40,990
2.5CRDI diesel 5spd auto six-seat — $42,990

2016 Hyundai iMax Series II

2.4MPi petrol 5spd auto — $39,990
2.5CRDi diesel 6spd manual — $43,490
2.5CRDi diesel 5spd auto — $46,490

iMax Series II

New Features:

  • 4 airbags – now including driver and front outboard passenger side (thorax) airbags
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MP3 capability and four speakers
  • Siri Eyes Free (iOS) and Google Now (Android) voice activation
  • Climate-control front air-conditioning
  • Electric folding exterior mirrors
  • Premium steering wheel and gearknob
  • Rear-view camera
  • New-design alloy wheels
  • Cruise Control (diesel automatic variant)

Existing Features:

  • Driver and front passenger SRS airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Rear parking-assist system (4 sensors)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels with 215/70R16C tyres
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Tilt-adjustable steering column
  • Front power windows with driver’s one-touch auto up/down
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone and audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Separate manual 2nd and 3rd row air-conditioning
  • 12V power outlet in dashboard lower centre fascia area

iLoad Series II

New Features:

  • 4 airbags – now including driver and front outboard passenger side (thorax) airbags
  • 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with MP3 capability and two speakers
  • Siri Eyes Free (iOS) and Google Now (Android) voice activation
  • Rear-view camera (liftback only)
  • Cruise Control (diesel automatic variants)

Existing Features:

  • Driver and front passenger SRS airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) including Traction Control System (TCS) (Diesel variants only)
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • 16-inch steel wheels with 215/70R16C tyres
  • Height-adjustable driver’s seat
  • Tilt-adjustable steering column
  • Front power windows
  • AUX/USB audio input with digital iPod compatibility
  • Bluetooth connectivity (hands-free phone & audio streaming)
  • Steering wheel-mounted audio controls
  • Manual air-conditioning
  • Woven cloth interior
  • 12V power outlet in dashboard lower centre fascia area

Alexi is a contributing news journalist and junior road tester at PerformanceDrive. He has a passion and appreciation for the engineering in cars, as well as new technologies that lessen the impact on the environment. His dream cars are an M3 to drive to work, and a LaFerrari for the weekend.