2019 Hyundai iLoad & iMax get smart new look, now on sale in Australia

Hyundai Australia has revealed the 2019 iLoad and iMax range, showcasing a freshened up interior and exterior design, while adding some more advanced tech.

Kicking off with the design, the 2019 iLoad and iMax feature a new-look front end with the company’s latest cascading grille treatment, new projector beam headlights, and some new wheels including 17-inch alloys for the iMax.

Inside, both models get an updated 7.0-inch touch-screen media interface, with the iMax sending tunes through a six-speaker stereo system. Both also come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity for added convenience. The driver gets a tilt and telescopic adjustable steering column for improved comfort, with both adopting a fresh instrument cluster.

Power, as before, comes from a 2.5-litre turbo-diesel CRDi four-cylinder engine. Paired with a six-speed manual the unit produces 100kW and 343Nm, while with the five-speed auto the unit develops 125kW and 441Nm. The iMax is auto only and thus adopts the higher outputs.

Added comfort for a new iMax Elite variant include heated front seats and cooled driver’s seat, dual sunroofs, a two-tone dash layout for a premium look, and an electro-chromatic rear-view mirror for improved safety. All iMax models also get electric-folding side mirrors.

The current-gen model has been on sale now in essentially the same form for around 10 years, so it’s about time we had a refresh. It’s on sale now from the following prices (excluding on-road costs):

2019 Hyundai iLoad Van Liftback – $38,790
2019 Hyundai iLoad Van Twin Swing – $39,340
2019 Hyundai iLoad Crew Van Liftback – $40,790
2019 Hyundai iLoad Crew Van Twin Swing – $41,340
(Add $3000 for auto)

2019 Hyundai iMax Active auto – $43,990
2019 Hyundai iMax Elite auto – $48,490

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.