Hyundai Motor has issued teaser images of the Staria, the brand's new multi-purpose vehicle (MPV)/minivan line. The images show the Staria Premium, a high-end variant.

The automaker said the Staria name "combines 'star' and 'ria' in reference to the vehicle's future-oriented product values and streamlined design characteristics defined by one curve gesture silhouettes as well as clean and pure body volume".

The MPV "is equipped with various driver-centric features and futuristic design elements that deliver new experiences for drivers and passengers that make time in transit more productive and worthwhile".

Hyundai claims the Staria "offers a strikingly futuristic and mysterious exterior, resembling a spaceship. The front is highlighted by a long, horizontal daytime running light and headlamps positioned underneath. The spaceship vibe is echoed by its expansive panoramic windows and lower belt lines, underscoring the openness of the interior. The height of the cabin is also optimized for premium comfort and convenience, making it ideal for both business and family use".

"Staria is Hyundai's new MPV lineup that opens up a new mobility era," said SangYup Lee, head of global design. "Staria will provide a completely new experience and value proposition for customers through its unprecedented design features."

Staria Premium, which will be available in select markets, takes mobility to the next level, sporting premium features and variant-exclusive finishes for a more luxurious look and feel.

More details will follow.

Affliate Kia last year redesigned its Carnival [aka Sedona] minivan.