Hyundai Malaysia introduces clever telematics system in Grand Starex

Hyundai Malaysia introduces clever telematics system in Grand Starex

KUALA LUMPUR: Hyundai Malaysia is yet to launch the Staria in the local market, however, to keep the competitive Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors is doing its best. In its latest move, HSDM has introduced the ‘Telematics System’ in the 11-seater MPV, the Grand Starex, adding to owners convenience.

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What services do the Telematics System provide?

Hyundai Grand Starex Telematics System

The system is essentially similar to SOS features that connect the car to a help centre. In the Hyundai Grand Starex the said system offers several services including automatic accident detection, break, breakdown assistance, emergency assistance, connected security features, service assist, and stolen vehicle tracking.

In the Grand Starex the SOS button is mounted on the map console. Further available is Secure Operating Centre connects the driver to a dispatch help depending on the scenario, like police, ambulance, or tow truck.

Out of all the services available, the Automatic Accident Detection appears to be the most promising and useful one. Why? Well, it automatically dispatches police and ambulance to the accident location as soon as the impact is detected. Another useful feature is the Concierge Service, this one helps the driver to keep full track of service schedule and road tax & insurance renewal.

Hyundai Grand Starex new inclusion

All the Hyundai Grand Starex registered from May 1, 2021 will come pre-installed with the Telematics System. For the first three years, Hyundai is offering the remorse services for free, beyond which the owners will have to subscribe to them at RM 380 annually.

In case you are an existing customer with an earlier model, you can get your hands on the Telematics System. All you have to do is get it installed at the nearest Hyundai service centre for RM 1,998.

On the same note, Mr Low Yuan Lung, Managing Director of Hyundai-Sime Darby Motors (HSDM) said, “Existing Grand Starex owners who are keen to have this system installed in their vehicles can head over to any of the Hyundai authorised service centres to get the Telematics System installed at RM1,998. Our Service Advisors will be able to assist with the installation and also answer to enquiries pertaining to the system,”

Hyundai Grand Starex rear

The Hyundai Grand Starex is currently offered in two trim options in Malaysia - the base Grand Starex A2.5L CRDi Executive Plus and the range topping Grand Starex A2.5LCRDi Executive Prime. The former is priced at RM 165,888, while the latter can be yours for RM 173,888. Included in the price is three-year/50,000 km of free service and five-year warranty capped at 30,000 km.

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