Futuristic exterior mixed with an old-fashioned interior?
The Hyundai Stargazer MPV—which showed up as a test mule a year ago, is all set to go on sale in Indonesia, with OTR prices starting at IDR 243,300,000 (INR 12.94 lakh). Is it coming to India? Well, most likely not, because Hyundai Group is selling the Alcazar and the Carens here, which are based on the same platform. The Stargazer is available in four trims in Indonesia:
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If you want captain seats for the second row, you gotta shell out IDR 1,000,000 more, and the seats are available only on Trend, Style and Prime trims. A two-tone paint option is IDR 1,500,000 extra and is exclusive to the Prime trim.
The Stargazer sports a very futuristic exterior design, especially on the front fascia with a running light at the top that not only runs across the entire width of the vehicle but also wraps around the sides a li’l bit. The actual headlights are down on the bumper in a C-shaped housing. The side profile has typical MPV shapes and creases, while at the rear, the light signatures form a huge ‘H’, which is my personal favorite design element. But ironically, the so-called ‘Stargazer’ doesn’t offer a sunroof or a panoramic glass roof in any of the variants, which means you can’t actually do star gazing at night sitting inside the vehicle. And you’ll see why that is in just a few seconds.
You see, while the exterior of the vehicle looks like it time traveled from 2025, Hyundai decided to give the Stargazer’s interior a rather large, old-fashioned roof air vent module. I mean, it kinda reminds me of the Chevrolet Tavera (Isuzu Panther) that I used to travel in during my college days.
Apparently, Indonesians don’t care about sunroofs or panoramic glass roofs as much as Indians. But anyway, as mentioned before, the second-row captain seats are optional extras.
Other key highlights on the inside include an 8-inch touchscreen with smartphone connectivity; a 4.2-inch MID; a wireless smartphone charging pad, and front seatback trays. Safety systems include Forward Collision-avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind-spot Collision Warning, Blind-spot Collision-avoidance Assist, and Rear Cross-traffic Collision-avoidance Assist.
The Stargazer MPV is powered by a 1.5-litre (1,497 cc) 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine with 84.5 kW (115 metric hp) and 144 Nm (106 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can be paired with either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT.
The MPV measures 4,460 mm long, 1,780 mm wide and 1,695 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,780 mm. It rides on 16-inch wheels. Gross vehicle weight is claimed to be 1,780 kg (3,924 lbs).