Hyundai Motor started production of the company’s first multi-purpose light commercial vehicle (LCV), the All-new H350, in Europe. It has been designed, engineered, and manufactured in Europe, for sale across Europe.
The H350 will be manufactured by Hyundai Motor’s long-term production partner, Karsan Automotive, located in Bursa, Turkey. The all-new vehicle is built on a flexible platform that supports three body styles – Van, Bus and Chassis-cab, according to the automaker.
The 3.5 ton (GVW) H350 Van will be available with a choice of 5.5 meter or 6.2 meter overall lengths and a 12.9-square-meter cargo capacity, and the ability to carry five Euro-standard pallets. The 4.0 ton (GVW) H350 Bus offers customers two 13+1 seat layouts and a choice of passenger access doors. The Turkish plant will also build the flexible H350 Chassis-cab, which provides an efficient, versatile and robust foundation for customized bodywork for cargo boxes up to 4.0 m long and 2.32 m wide, according to the automaker.
Hyundai said it anticipates the new H350 will have strong appeal to customers seeking a premium LCV thanks to its large cargo capacity, ergonomic design and car-like comfort. Designers and engineers made efforts to develop the refined ride, strong performance and high safety standards that European customers expect, while delivering Hyundai’s characteristic reliability, competitive cost of ownership and generous warranty.
Hyundai Motor said it will start sales of the All-new H350 in Turkey during May with availability in eight other European countries starting from June, before expanding further across Europe in 2016.