Hyundai plans to launch a completely new light commercial vehicle next year.
The 3.5 ton H350 will be built at the South Korean manufacturer’s factory in Turkey and will sell alongside Hyundai’s only other commercial offering, the iLoad, also assembled in Turkey using the same platform as the i800 MPV.
The H350 will feature a single wheelbase with a choice of three bodystyles – cargo, bus and chassis cab.
Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe, said: “This is an important development for us because it supports our growth into the corporate sector in Europe.”
The new van will be previewed at the Paris show later this month although its official launch will be at the Hannover Commercial Vehicle show later this year. It will go on sale through selected Hyundai dealerships from next year and right hand drive models will be available from 2016.