Hyundai adds 12-seater to H-1 line-up

Hyundai has added an additional row of seats to the H-1 bus, expanding its total carrying capacity to 12 people.

The “3-3-3-3” seating configuration of the new H-1 derivative means it now has three rows in the rear of which two – as between the driver and front passenger – feature a narrower middle seat that can fold up to allow passengers to reach the newly added 4th seating bench at the back.

The added rear bench in the new derivative can be moved forward to increase the luggage area when that row of seats is not needed. Customers will thus have the option to treat it as a 9-seater with a sizable luggage space, or a 12-seater with a small boot space.

The standard features list on this specific model includes:

An infotainment centre with a large touch-screen;

Bluetooth connectivity for the infotainment sound system with multifunction controls on the steering wheel;

Cruise control with buttons on the steering wheel;

A steering wheel that can be adjusted for reach as well as height;

A rear camera for parking assistance, with a display in the rear-view mirror;

A fully automatic air conditioner with climate control;

Glove box cooling;

Front and side airbags for the driver and front passenger;

Electric folding mirrors;

Projection-style headlights that illuminate the road more effectively;

A 1 500 kg towing capacity; and

An Electronic Stability Programme (ESP).

The H-1 Bus has long been one of the most popular vehicles in the Hyundai line-up, with applications as a family vehicle as well as commercial use for businesses that require a car for transporting a number of people in luxurious comfort and safety.

It’s equipped with a 2 497 cc turbocharged diesel engine, delivering its 125 kW maximum power and 441 Nm maximum torque through a 5-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels.

Pricing includes Hyundai’s 7-year/200 000 km warranty, as well as a 5-year/150 000 km roadside assistance plan and 5-year/90 000 km service plan.


H-1 2.4 Executive 9-Seater Bus (petrol, manual)        R527 900

H-1 2.5 Elite 9-Seater Bus (turbodiesel, auto)            R654 900

H-1 2. 5 Elite 12-Seater Bus (turbodiesel, auto)          R664 900

H-1 2.5 Turbodiesel 3-seater Panel Van (turbodiesel, auto)   R476 900

H-1 2.5 Turbodiesel 6-seater Multicab (turbodiesel, auto)     R553 900