Design

Hyundai’s Staria camper van looks like the ultimate glamping machine

One of the Staria Lounge Camper models includes practically everything you need to live on the road, while the other model can seat 11 people.

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Vanlife has become a huge hit on social media, attracting those looking for a more transient lifestyle. There’s no shortage of people converting their Mercedes Sprinters and Ford Transits into full-time mobile homes.

But Hyundai is now offering a ready-to-go alternative. After releasing the Staria minivan last year, the Korean car maker amped up its utility and put out the Staria Lounge Camper in two versions.

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Very vanlife

The four-seater version of the Staria Lounge Camper has all the bells and whistles you need for luxurious camping. There’s a kitchenette with a sink and fridge, two water tanks for fresh and gray water, electrical hookups, and plenty of space to sleep.

There’s even a 12.1-inch touchscreen command center next to the kitchen that controls lighting, temperature, and the pop-up roof. With all these features, there’s really no need to brave the elements in a tent.

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The sleeping arrangements in the Staria Lounge can fit four people, with room for two in the pop-up roof, and enough space for another two when you fold down all the seats.

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Indoor or outdoor dining

The four-seater Staria Lounge Camper gives you the option to eat inside or out. There’s a fold-out table in front of the seats, but also a slide-out table that extends outside the back of the minivan into a small dining area. When you want to hang out in the shade, there’s an extendable awning with LED lighting on the right side of the van.

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Hyundai designed the Staria Lounge Camper to let you access the power and water supply from the outside, meaning you can hookup a shower head for outdoor showers. Really, the only thing missing from this camper is a toilet, but there’s always the great outdoors, or maybe your local Starbucks or Planet Fitness.

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For the 11-seater version of the Staria Lounge Camper, Hyundai focused more on seating as many people as possible. Think of it more as a daily driver that you use to fit your entire family, but can then also keep up with you for any weekend car camping trips.

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The 11-seater doesn’t have all the features that the four-seater offers, but there’s still enough room to have two people sleep in the pop-up top and another two in the van’s cabin that folds completely down into an air mattress.

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Both models come in white or black exteriors, but the black interior is reserved for the 11-seater, while the four-seater has a brown interior. The 11-seater Staria Lounge Camper goes for 49.47 million won or more than $39,000, while the four-seater version goes for 68.58 million won — more than $54,000.

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Only in Korea

But don’t expect these to come to the U.S. any time soon, as they’re currently only available in Korea. In fact, there’s really no word on if these will ever make it stateside since the base Staria minivans haven’t yet either. But this camper van looks so well-designed that I’m even tempted to pay whatever the import fees are just to get my #vanlife on.

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