HYUNDAI MOTOR STARTS PRODUCTION OF THE ALL-NEW H350 IN EUROPE
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Hyundai Motor has started production of the company’s first multi-purpose light commercial vehicle (LCV), the H350, in Europe. Designed, engineered and manufactured in Europe, for sale across Europe, the new H350 is engineered to deliver value beyond customer expectations and will establish new standards in its class, as Hyundai representatives say.
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.
The 3.5 tonne GVW H350 Van will be available with a choice of 5.5 meter or 6.2 meter overall lengths delivering a cargo volume of 12.9 m3. The 4.0 tonne 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, or bus bodies.
Hyundai anticipates that the new H350 will have strong appeal to customers seeking a premium LCV thanks to its 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 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.