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Old 11-15-2017, 04:29 AM   #1
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The Hyundai van will likely be available in the USA in the next few years. Probably NOT with the manual tranny as listed, because 'Merikuh.

It may eat away a little of the Sprinter sales, but will take away a lot of Transit sales and may displace Dodge/Fiat sales completely. Depending on pricepoint. If it's the same price as the Ford, look out!

http://www.hyundai.com/eu/en/Showroo...PIP/index.html
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... Probably NOT with the manual tranny as listed, because 'Merikuh.

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No petrol engine listed... yet.

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maybe they don't NEED a "gas" engine, they invented an engine that runs on gas but used diesel technology...
https://www.dieselworldmag.com/tech/...s-on-gasoline/
https://www.caranddriver.com/feature...-plugs-feature

They also made a V6 with 217/232 HP/Torque.
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Could it look any more like a Sprinter? Nearly every body detail is the same....probably why I like it! Do love the modernized interior. I've gotten quite used to getting 24-27 MPG with my OM651, so a diesel it would need to be.

EDIT---nevermind, Hyundai moved the antenna to the roof on theirs, so it's not the same van at all.

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Looks like a Sprinter to me. Even the wheelbase and overall length are identical. But you are right about the antenna, canít be the same van.


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Old 11-15-2017, 05:33 PM   #7
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Looks a little like a new VW Crafter. Letís see for how long GM will hold to their framed van, they sold their Opel so I donít know how easy would be to bring Opel Movano.

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Looks like a Sprinter to me.
I was thinking the same thing. It could easily pass at the next-gen Sprinter, with a Hyundai grill treatment.
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If I was building a van from scratch as a manufacturer and wanted to enter a fresh market I would seriously considering a supply contract an existing manufacturers of vans. These all to be supplied under license and badged for my product accordingly.

This cuts down the amount of development costs.
Its done frequently with big trucks and even VW has done this with one minivan body & Chrysler being the supplier.

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If I was building a van from scratch as a manufacturer and wanted to enter a fresh market I would seriously considering a supply contract an existing manufacturers of vans. These all to be supplied under license and badged for my product accordingly.



This cuts down the amount of development costs.

Its done frequently with big trucks and even VW has done this with one minivan body & Chrysler being the supplier.



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Yes, it appears VW, Hyundai, and others are licensing the ďoldĒ 2014+ Sprinter technology since none of them sell in sufficient quantities to justify the development costs. That way everyone involved benefits with MB hoping to distinguish itself with its upcoming 2019/2020 redesign.


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