King of the delivery vans | utes, vans and 4wds | Hyundai iLoad

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King of the delivery vans


Carry-over champ. the has been an outstanding success

No ifs, buts or maybes, iLoad van is definitely the light-commercial story of recent times.

zero in 2008, when it was to the Australian market, to hero in now outselling Toyota’s HiAce, the workhorse has achieved what never had a snowflake’s chance in of doing.

Figures released this month show the commands 32 per cent of the van market, with HiAce’s 27.3 per The king has been dethroned.

is no doubt iLoad deserves to be the story it has become. It is feature-packed, styled and finished, has a generous capacity and payload, and is priced

These are the attributes tradies and — large and small look for in a »one box» although to be precise, the iLoad is a van» (SBV) whereas the is more cab-over.

Toyota did an SBV a few years ago but it came and went barely a whimper.

Two four-cylinder choices are available in iLoad: the petrol engine, which 129kW and 228Nm of torque; and the diesel, which knocks out and an impressive 392Nm.

To achieve this figure, the relies on common-rail direct and a variable geometry turbocharger exactly the sort of power-making large trucks embraced years ago. The petrol uses multi-point injection.

opting for diesel power the choice of either a five-speed or a five-speed automatic while models rely solely on the gearbox to transfer the power to the wheels.

The iLoad is available in two a three-seat van or a six-seat crew Drive has driven both at and each came up trumps. At the end of the which style you choose be a matter of application — people and less payload or the way around.

As with most in this class, the driver high in the saddle with a view through the large Unfortunately, the same cannot be of the HiAce, which, despite a reasonably sized front still gives the impression you are out of a mailbox slot.

The iLoad crew van has side as standard, which makes and parking that much and safer. The van version comes side windows but they are as a factory option.

Buyers can either barn doors open to 180 degrees or a single at the rear. Dual sliding are standard.

The three-seat van can carry up to 4.3 metres of cargo on a floor that is 2370 millimetres 1620 millimetres wide and millimetres high. The crew as you would expect, takes a hit in the department with 2.5 cubic of load area on a floor has been reduced to 1585 in length.

The distance between the wheel in both is 1260 millimetres of space to fit a standard Chep Additional timber flooring and mats are available as accessories for the area. Tie-downs are numerous.

its release a few years ago, the has undergone a series of subtle the most recent of which is the of Bluetooth connectivity and iPod Bluetooth is a welcome addition, hands-free phone operation and streaming with a compatible such as an iPhone or iPod. Is a case of »the I’s it»?

Laden or empty, the iLoad is in either the petrol or oil-burner I personally prefer the torque of the diesel as it pulls strongly down low in the rev range. If you are regularly a full load, this is the to choose.

Engine noise in the van is a little intrusive, more so the vehicle is empty. Road are as good as you’ll find in a van and even with a load on iLoad remains well in all conditions.

Drive-away prices at $28,990 for a petrol van, for a petrol crew van, for the diesel van and $35,990 for the diesel van.

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