Hyundai-Porter's carrying capacity (950 kg) makes it possible to classify this truck as a small commercial vehicle. The model from Korean manufacturers is focused on urban transportation. Compact dimensions and good maneuverability make the car optimally adapted to driving in heavy traffic. The truck combines the convenience of a passenger vehicle and high dynamics. These advantages are complemented by an affordable price, high build quality and functionality, which makes the car popular in the global and domestic markets. Consider the characteristics, features of this transport and its purpose.
History of Creation
The first generation of the Hyundai Porter truck, the load capacity and characteristics of which are indicated below, was released back in 1977. The modification is known under the name HD-1000, developed in two versions (cargo version and as a minibus). The car got its real namea few years later. Initially, the equipment was produced under license from the Japanese company Mitsubishi, almost exactly copying the L-300-Delica-Truck. The first generation ceased serial production in 1981.
In the autumn of 1986, the Hyundai Porter 2 was presented. The carrying capacity, appearance and parameters exactly repeated those of the Japanese "brother". In 1993, variations with a steam and extended cab came out. The main engines for these machines were a 2.5-liter 4D-56 diesel engine and a D4-BX Cyclone-type four-cylinder engine. Production of this series continued until 1995.
The debut of the third generation of the car in question took place in 1996. The truck has noticeably changed, losing its resemblance to the Japanese "comrade" from which it was designed. The vehicle was equipped with a dashboard from the Hyundai Graz, a steering column from the 1991 Sonata. The original exterior was complemented by large round light elements, a reinforced bumper and a spacious cabin. There are several versions on the market: a van with three or four doors, as well as a truck with two and four doors.
The parameters and carrying capacity of the Hyundai-Porter of this generation, along with an affordable price, made the car popular on the Russian market. She was on sale even after the release of the next series. In 2005, the TagAZ plant launched the production of the cars in question. The modification was named in 2006 "the best commercial car in Russia".
In this version of the Hyundai Porter, the carrying capacity and technical characteristics remained unchanged, but the car changed externally. Round single headlights were replaced with block counterparts. Body lines have become smoother, adding grace to the car. In terms of design, the vehicle could really compete with its European counterparts.
The fourth generation was produced not only in Korea, but also in Malaysia, Pakistan, Brazil. This modification received the index H-10. The equipment was equipped with turbine diesel engines with a volume of 2.4 liters, the power of which was 123/126/133 horsepower. The range includes versions with single and double cabins. This generation appeared on the domestic market in 2013. The truck is ideal for transporting small consignments in urban and suburban areas, it is convenient in terms of loading and unloading manipulations, as well as economical and maneuverable.
Carrying capacity and specifications of the Hyundai Porter 2
The following are the main parameters of the car in question:
- length/width/height - 4, 75/1, 69/1, 93 m, with an awning height is 2, 42 m;
- wheelbase - 2.43 m;
- clearance - 18.5 cm;
- track front/rear - 1, 45/1, 38 m;
- overall dimensions of the all-metal body - 2, 78/1, 6/0, 35 m;
- similar parameters of onboard tilt platform - 2, 78/1, 66, 1, 7 m;
- curb weight - 1.66 t;
- carrying capacity - 0.95 t;
- top speed - 160 km/h;
- speed up to 100 km - 16.3 s;
- average fuel consumption - 10.2 l/100 km;
- fuel tank capacity - 60 l.
The specified truck has a high build quality, it is based on a reinforced frame structure. The carrying capacity of the Hyundai Porter 1 is 1.25 tons in onboard version, the layout of the machine provides for a spacious three-seater cab located above the power unit and a multi-section chassis on a metal frame. From the driver's seat there is access to the engine. The convenience of unloading and loading goods is simplified due to the low height of the working platform.
The configuration and dimensions of the Hyundai Porter are optimally suited for urban travel. It is quiet in the cab when the engine is running, which indicates a good level of noise isolation. After turning the ignition key, the driver hears only a pleasant "rumbling" and minimal vibration. The light and fast machine is focused on frequent maneuvers, confidently performs them, with excellent handling. The maximum load on the driving style has almost no effect, and compactness gives the feeling of being in a car.
The fairly high carrying capacity of the Hyundai Porter largely depends on the reliable suspension of the car. Front - independent unit, rear - spring block of dependent type. Telescope shock absorbers and stabilizing elements provide stabilitymachines, additionally level the increased vibrations. The suspension unit guarantees high driving comfort on domestic roads.
The steering structure of the car is made in the rack-and-pinion configuration. A hydraulic booster is included as standard. The brakes are a dual-circuit hydraulic system equipped with a vacuum booster and diagonal contour separation. On the front wheels - ventilated discs, rear - drum brakes. Optionally, the customer can order the installation of an ABS system. The machine is supplied to the Russian market with a five-mode manual transmission, which is characterized by smooth and precise shifting.
The interior of the truck will also not leave the owner indifferent. The standard equipment includes power windows, a niche for tools and "little things", a pair of "spare tires". Three people can fit in the cabin, although the middle seat is more often used as a table. Interior trim is identical to quality passenger cars. The driver's seat is adjustable in the longitudinal plane and tilt.
Safety and comfort are ensured by the lateral support of the seats, which are upholstered with solid material. Seemingly budget plastic is pleasant to the touch and does not rattle. The devices are optimally combined on the panel, placed conveniently for the driver. Temperature control is performed using slide switches. The original idea of the designers was to equip the fuel tank with a lock.
How much is the carrying capacity of the Hyundai Porter, indicated above. Next, let's take a closer look at the "heart" of this car, which sets it in motion. Modifications for the domestic market are equipped with a diesel turbine engine. The D-4-BF version has an overhead camshaft, eight valves, an electronic injection pump (high pressure pump). The unit complies with the Euro-3 environmental standard. The motor is based on Mitsubishi 4D-56.
Characteristics of the basic version:
- working volume (l) - 2, 47;
- power rating (hp) - 80;
- limit torque (Nm) - 200;
- number of cylinders - four row elements.
This engine has excellent traction, acceleration and economy.
Hyundai Porter Repair
Despite all its advantages, this car has several objective disadvantages. Truck repairs are most often required for these reasons:
- open configuration battery is constantly getting dirty, which leads to rapid oxidation of the contacts;
- a high center of gravity (especially for vans) can cause a car to roll over on its side;
- violation of the heating system.
In any case, there are no difficulties for domestic consumers in terms of repairs, thanks to the unification of some spare parts, the worthy development of dealer and service centers. True, the cost of original parts is quite high.
Opinion of owners
Users note the convenient landing, loading, as well as the compact size of the Hyundai Porter, which makes it possible to move easily along the central streets of large cities. The advantages of the owners include high build quality, economy, high maneuverability. The disadvantages include poor stability of the car in crosswinds and a complex internal structure, with problematic access to the engine.
It is worth noting that a category “B” license is sufficient to drive this vehicle. The price of a new car starts from 950 thousand rubles, supported models - from 165 to 750 thousand rubles, depending on the modification, equipment and year of manufacture.
"Hyundai-Porter" - a decent quality car for urban transportation. The car is characterized by economical fuel consumption, maneuverability, high-torque, good handling. Interior equipment is also at a decent level, and high ground clearance with compact dimensions make parking much easier.