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Old 01-19-2014, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default New Hyundai full size cargo van

Photo from: http://www.just-cruisin.info/spy-shots- ... h-new-van/



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I can't find much info about the van. All the sites say it's a Hyundai cargo van that is meant to compete against the Mercedes Sprinter, Ram ProMaster and Ford Transit vans.

Other sites have similar photos:

http://www.caradvice.com.au/265919/hyun ... rcial-van/

http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/06/hyun ... spy-shots/

http://www.autoevolution.com/news-g-ima ... 76046.html

http://www.carscoops.com/2014/01/spy-sh ... cedes.html

http://blog.naver.com/ubin1024

Midway down this page - http://www.bobaedream.co.kr/view?code=n ... 45492&bm=1 - Is that a new Nissan?
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:42 PM   #2
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That paint job is pretty funky. It would make a great ice cream truck.
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Old 01-21-2014, 01:38 AM   #3
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I don't think it is paint. I believe it is covered over with camo paper.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:43 AM   #4
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I've already sent that info to the Duck Dynasty guys.
They love camo. And RVs.
Actually, so do I.
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The camo "jacket" is to hide the vehicle's styling until release.

As for a Hyundai van, I don't know if they have a niche, since their main market are college students or low-income families. Van-wise, Dodge/Fiat will have the low end nailed down with their offering. Ford will be the mainstay for fleets and general use. Mercedes will have the upper-end "B" market nailed down with their excellent MPG and body length that no other van offers. GM is offering the fact that their platform isn't going to change much for the near future.

The only thing I see that can put Hyundai on the map would be offering 4WD/AWD.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:17 AM   #6
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The camo "jacket" is to hide the vehicle's styling until release.

As for a Hyundai van, I don't know if they have a niche, since their main market are college students or low-income families. Van-wise, Dodge/Fiat will have the low end nailed down with their offering. Ford will be the mainstay for fleets and general use. Mercedes will have the upper-end "B" market nailed down with their excellent MPG and body length that no other van offers. GM is offering the fact that their platform isn't going to change much for the near future.

The only thing I see that can put Hyundai on the map would be offering 4WD/AWD.
Regardless of what GM says, you never know what will happen, and the Hyundai could become the new Express. They already are listing what is a rebadged Nissan NV200 as the smaller City Express. It does make for an interesting idea--going Asian instead of European.
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The only way Hyundai will compete with anyone else in the cargo van niche is by making a van that does almost as much as the rest of the Sprinter/Ducato clones, at half the price or less. That's theirs or anyone's challenge. Make a decent product that comes close to the pack leader, and it will sell.

There's a youtube vid about 30 seconds long here.....it looks small, but that could be the "camo paint" effect.

(btw, I was joking about the "paint" on it. )
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The only way Hyundai will compete with anyone else in the cargo van niche is by making a van that does almost as much as the rest of the Sprinter/Ducato clones, at half the price or less. That's theirs or anyone's challenge. Make a decent product that comes close to the pack leader, and it will sell.

There's a youtube vid about 30 seconds long here.....it looks small, but that could be the "camo paint" effect.

(btw, I was joking about the "paint" on it. )
Actually, I don't think any of the new vans, with the possible exception of the Transit, are planning on going head to head with the Sprinter. It could easily turn out similarly to what it has been with the Ford and Chevy vans in the past, with relatively different markets for them and Sprinters. I think the Sprinters may be getting too amenity and feature loaded for a lot of the commercial market. We will see.

Hyundai did a good job of getting into the car market in a relatively short time (the second try though), and their pricing was lower than the established leaders, but more like 85-95% than 1/2 the price. They now are very close to the same price since their reputation and vehicles have both gotten very good.

I could see Hyundai and Promaster in the low price end, Transit in the middle, and Sprinter in the high end markets.

I wish Isuzu would make a commercial van of this size class--they make some really good trucks sold elsewhere and the bigger ones here.
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Actually, I don't think any of the new vans, with the possible exception of the Transit, are planning on going head to head with the Sprinter. It could easily turn out similarly to what it has been with the Ford and Chevy vans in the past, with relatively different markets for them and Sprinters. I think the Sprinters may be getting too amenity and feature loaded for a lot of the commercial market. We will see.
I don't think any of them will produce anything which will compete directly either, but that's what I meant. However, if they build something that looks like a Sprinter, no matter what their intent might be, it will be judged against the Sprinter by the commercial cargo van consumer on face value. Call it human nature, but I'm pretty sure that if you get it mostly right for a lot less money, no one will care whether it's as good as a Sprinter. Any shortcomings will be forgiven based on the lower price. At least that's the way I see it.
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Regardless of what GM says, you never know what will happen, and the Hyundai could become the new Express. They already are listing what is a rebadged Nissan NV200 as the smaller City Express. It does make for an interesting idea--going Asian instead of European.
Maybe GM will go with the Nissan NV400 in addition to the NV200.

The Nissan NV400 comes in a variety of sizes:



Front wheel drive



or rear wheel drive



I think it is also available as a Renault Master

http://www.renault.co.uk/vans/model/...n/product.aspx

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