Fuel economy, outer size, more of a bus than a minivan
The rear-wheel-drive H1 is marketed as a contender in the minivan market for families, assuming you are looking just for obscene lot of space. It received a major makeover for 2008, and while its cabin has improved considerably, it appeals more to corporate groups as staff transportation rather than the jalopy of choice for large families who would like to travel in style and comfort. Still, Hyundai is
promoting it as such. Powered by a 2.4-litre four-cylinder, it is available in various configurations, ranging from a 3-seater all the way to a 12-seater. The top spec is actually a 9-seater with power front windows, electric mirrors, an
automatic gearbox and a two-tone paint job. The other models don't get any of those features, and manage with a manual gearbox. All trims get power steering, radio cassette player and air-conditioning with rear vents. Boasting
uniquely configurable seats and extensive luggage space, other standard features
include cloth seat coverings, while options include central door locks and front fog lamps. A driver's airbag is optional, and only the top 9-seater trim gets dual airbags.