The Hyundai Trajet is a 5-door, 7-seater minivan manufactured and sold by the South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai from 1999 to 2008. In April of 1999, sales started in South Korea. In October 1999, the United Kingdom premiered the model at the London Motor Show. Beginning in March 2000, Hyundai sold the car in Europe.
History of the Hyundai Trajet
Hyundai Trajet (2000–2004)
The South Korean manufacturer used the first-generation Sonata and Santa Fe platforms to build a decent seven-seat MPV for the market. Hyundai saw an opportunity to meet the growing demand for big family cars and VIP transport, so it built the Trajet. There was a path to be taken in the world alone, and the car was up to the task. Two horizontal headlights and a tiny chrome grille resembled American minivans on the front of the automobile. Hyundai included three rows of seats, with a maximum capacity of eight passengers, but also provided a seven-seat model with a seating arrangement of 2-2-3. In terms of power, Hyundai offered three engine options with outputs ranging from 112 to 170 horsepower. While the Europeans favored the diesel variant, the Trajet was mainly offered with a 2.0L or 2.7L V6 engine in other areas.
Hyundai Trajet (2004–2008)
Hyundai decided to release a seven-seat minivan after being influenced by American MPVs. However, it was too late. Sometimes, a manufacturer should wait to build a new vehicle instead of rushing to the market with an existing car and modifying it to meet the market's requirements. Waiting too long might result in a shift in consumer preferences and the company losing out. As far as that category is concerned, Hyundai was a late arrival. When it was first released, it had a license-based Mitsubishi, and later, in 1999, the Trajet was launched. This is a car that Hyundai updated in 2004. As opposed to American automakers, Hyundai adopted Honda's method of using standard doors, as shown on the Honda Shuttle. The cabin was large enough to accommodate up to seven people. It was a wise decision, particularly for the European and Asian markets. Engine options include diesel and gasoline, both suitable for most markets. Fuel-efficient variants had 2.0-diesel engines, while the standout player had a 2.7L V6 engine.
Based on the model level you select, the Hyundai Trajet's pricing varies. From $5,500 to $8,470 for the most recent year of production.
Features of the Hyundai Trajet
The Trajet shared the Hyundai Sonata's underpinnings, but the front end was distinctive. The Korean minivan's grille with horizontal headlights and horizontal slats was unique. Instead of the sliding doors given by American automakers, Hyundai followed Honda's lead and built the car with standard doors, similar to the Honda Shuttle. The interior could accommodate up to seven people. It was an excellent pick, particularly for European and Asian markets. Hyundai drew design cues from American automakers for the dashboard. Hyundai positioned the gear selector to the steering column, replacing the center console with a shorter center stack. The carmaker added a 5-speed manual gear stick between the front seats for specific regions and engines.
From 1999 to 2008, Hyundai released the Trajet model as a 5-door, 7-seater minivan with a front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.