Hyundai shakes up mid-duty trucking with Pavise


A brand new player is about to enter the mid-duty truck segment in Australia – the Hyundai Pavise

Hyundai Trucks is back in the country with a whole new range of light-duty, medium-duty and expanding into the heavy-duty segment this year. Among the showstoppers is the all-new mid-size Hyundai Pavise, which is set to launch in the Australian market in early 2021.

Pavise represents the latest in technology Hyundai Trucks has to offer with class-leading powertrains, safety, design and space. A range of chassis and wheelbase options means Pavise will be the perfect addition to any fleet or business.

"Pavise comes in three chassis variants and multiple wheelbase options starting at 12 tonnes in a 4x2 configuration. There is an option of the 12 tonne-rated D112 model, 15.5 tonne-rated D115 and 17.6 tonne-rated D217 model. There are also plans to bring a 6x2 configuration variant to Australia by the third quarter of this year," Hyundai Commercial Vehicles Australia GM Daryl Thornton says. 

Power outputs range from 250-280hp in the Pavise

AT THE HEART

Pavise combines Hyundai’s acclaimed diesel engine technology with proven European transmissions in a truck built for performance. The 12-speed automatic transmission offers improved performance, fuel economy and driveability. The world-class Hyundai diesel engine, which is capable of 250–280hp (186–209kW) output, paired with the latest transmissions from ZF and Allison, raise efficiency and convenience to a new level.

The cab air suspension significantly reduces driver fatigue by mitigating cab vibrations and shocks and also minimises cab roll during turning manoeuvers, while the rear air suspension also allows the adjustment of the cargo bed height when loading and unloading. 

Hyundai Pavise sports a host of safety features

SAFETY

The new models are also fitted with the latest traction and safety technology including Hyundai SmartSense features.

"Hyundai Pavise offers the most up-to-date technological crash avoidance systems including forward collision avoidance (FCA), lane departure warning (LDW), vehicle dynamic control (VDC), autonomous emergency braking system, electronically-controlled brake system (EBS), and both driver and passenger air bags," Thornton says.

Other safety features include extra-wide range rear view camera, water repellent glass for better visibility and a spray nozzle integrated wiper. 

Hyundai Pavise styling functional as well with bigger cab tilt angle

EXTERIOR

The Pavise’s ladder frame is built with premium-grade alloy steel for maximum endurance and reliability. The enhanced chassis and the cab support members are made using high-tensile strength steel for better rigidity and durability. Galvanized steel sheets are used for the outer panels for improved rust resistance.

Meanwhile, new tilt mechanism design reduces noise and extends durability while a larger tilt angle improves engine bay access for easy serviceability.

The front panel size has also been enlarged for easier inspection and maintenance. The large shield-shaped radiator grille features Hyundai’s signature cascade style. It also features a 170A heavy-duty battery that improves cold start-up performance (OPT), wide outside lockers and large LED daytime running lights (DRLs), headlights and fog lights.

Interior of the Pavise draws heavily on Hyundai's passenger car styling cues

INTERIOR

The European-inspired design has influences from the Hyundai passenger vehicle line-up, making it ever more comfortable for the driver. The spacious inner space with ergonomic interior design offers a bed, multiple storage options, and an intuitive instrument panel.

Other features include increased driver’s forward visibility, a five-inch dual-mono TFT, eight-inch (20cm) audio video navigation system, smartphone connectivity, wireless charging pad, USB/AUX ports, auto light controls and digital tachograph.

While the price of the models has not been revealed yet, Thornton confirms the Hyundai Pavise "will be very competitively priced compared with the leading Japanese brands in the market today".

This is indeed an exciting time for Hyundai Trucks Australia as aside from launching new trucks in the market the company is looking to expand its dealer network with plans to add at least a dozen new dealerships across the country.

For more details about Hyundai Trucks Australia or the Hyundai Pavise, visit www.hyundaitrucks.com.au.

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