Hyundai believes uptake will be strong among buyers who require the duality of load-hauling ability and family vehicle. Its loading volume is a huge 2,890l.
Aside from the exposed metal panels of the loading bay and the barn-like doors there is little to give away the working class status in comparison to its swankier siblings.
You still get a set of attractive alloy wheels (17-inch) and the leatherette-upholstered interior is as well-equipped as they come.
Features include an eight-inch infotainment system (Android Auto and Apple Car Play standard), a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster, leather-wrapped, multifunction steering wheel, automatic climate control, wireless smartphone charging, blind-spot detection, reverse camera and rear cross traffic alert. The latter reveals its usefulness in a busy mall parking environment. Occupant safety is taken care of with anti-lock brakes, electronic stability control, dual front, side and curtain airbags.
Under the skin, the biggest difference between the multicab and its more upmarket brethren is at the rear axle. In this case a solid beam with leaf springs is employed, compared to the more sophisticated multi-link suspension used in the executive, elite and luxury versions. While the trade-off is a less polished ride quality the upshot is durability and greater suitability to a lifetime of heavy loads.