South Korean cars are very popular in Russia. But for some reason, many associate the Korean auto industry only with Solaris and Kia Rio. Although there are many other, no less interesting models. One of these is the Hyundai N200. The car was released a long time ago. But nevertheless, the demand for it does not fall. So let's take a look at the specifications and features of the Hyundai H200.
The car was created as a competitor to the Mercedes Vito and Volkswagen Transporter minivans. And if the German minivans seemed like trucks, then the Korean Hyundai is more of a passenger car. There are no strict, angular lines. All body shapes are smooth and streamlined. In front - a neat slick bumper with round fog lights and oval head optics. The hood has a cutout for air to enter.
What do the owners say about the body of the car "Hyundai N200"? Howreviews note, the metal on this machine does not rot quickly. Yes, some rust appears over the years of operation, but through corrosion is very rare for this car.
"Hyundai H200": showroom
The interior design is typical for those years - the Koreans have already moved away from the usual angular lines. As in appearance, smooth shapes and lines prevail here. The interior is finished quite simply - a steering wheel without buttons, an arrow panel and a modest center console. The seats in the Hyundai H1 H200 are fabric, but very comfortable. Salon "Korean" is designed for eight people. If we take into account the version of the "van", then it can hold up to 5.7 cubic meters of cargo.
Among the main advantages in this car, reviews note ergonomics. All controls are in place and intuitive to use. The side mirrors in the car are quite large. But they are manually adjusted. By the way, for the convenience of landing in the rack, an additional handle is provided. The driving position itself is quite high. There are no complaints about visibility. Already in the basic configuration, the Hyundai H200 (the photo of the car is in our article) is equipped with electric windows, one airbag and an air recirculation system. The steering wheel is quite light - there is a hydraulic booster. It is also not uncommon for the Hyundai Starex H200 to come with air conditioning.
Different engines were provided for this car, but only two are the most popular in Russia. itpetrol and diesel unit. Let's start with the first one. This is a naturally aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a 16-valve head. The engine develops 110 horsepower. Torque - 181 Nm. A little later, this motor was finalized. So, with the same volume, he began to develop already 135 horsepower, and the torque increased by 10 Nm.
Next on the list is a 2.5 liter turbodiesel unit. Its peculiarity is that it was developed by Mitsubishi and is highly reliable. Engine power, depending on the degree of forcing, ranged from 80 to 170 horsepower. The most powerful engines had a variable geometry turbine, as well as Common Rail direct injection. What do they say about diesel engines on the Hyundai H200 reviews? Engines are picky about fuel quality. In view of this, problems with the start and failure of the glow plugs are possible.
Hyundai H200 power units obviously have no weak points. And this applies to both gasoline and diesel units. As practice has shown, the resource of these motors can reach 500 thousand kilometers.
A five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic is installed on the car. Basically, Hyundai H200 went to the mechanics. As practice has shown, manual transmission is more enduring. But not without incidents. So, over the years, the speed sensor fails. Another problem with boxes on the Hyundai H200 is jolts during a sharp start. Moreover, this happens even on an absolutely serviceable transmission.
The only complaint is the manual transmission lever. Due to wear, the gears begin to turn on poorly. The clutch resource is quite large - about 150 thousand kilometers. The clutch itself is hydraulically driven. If you change the disk, then together with the bearing. Also, by 200 thousand, the clutch cylinder becomes unusable. It starts to flow.
The car has a classic suspension scheme. At the front is an independent design with two wishbones. Later versions featured MacPherson strut suspension. And since this car is rear-wheel drive, a continuous axle is installed at the rear. It is suspended on longitudinal springs. But it is worth noting that such a scheme was only on the cargo versions of the Hyundai N200. As for the passenger vans, there was a semi-independent suspension with coil springs at the rear. Among the pitfalls of the suspension in the reviews, drivers note the destruction of leaf springs and bushings.
How does this car drive? The car is moderately rigid and handles like a passenger car. You can safely accelerate to 160 kilometers per hour, however, due to the high center of gravity, at speed the car begins to throw from side to side. Therefore, you won’t be able to drive fast on it, unlike the same Vito or Transporter.
Steering - power rack. This node is quite reliable, reviews say. Power steering does not flow even after a long service life. Reika also does not publishknocks on our roads.
Now about the brakes. Disc mechanisms are installed at the front, drums at the back. On later versions, "pancakes" were placed on each axle. Also, the braking system was equipped with ABS. Sensors do not fail over time. The pads wear out after about 40 thousand kilometers. The owners have no problems with the handbrake on this car.
So, we found out what the Korean minivan "Hyundai H200" is. This is a reliable and unpretentious car that will be a great helper for a small business (if we consider the cargo version), or a good family car for trips to the sea, to the forest, and so on. The machine is quite hardy and with proper maintenance will require only the replacement of consumables. This is a great alternative to expensive German minivans, which are more complex and require maintenance.