Hyundai Porter

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Hyundai Porter
Hyundai Porter 2 FL.jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Hyundai
Also called Hyundai H-100
Production 1977–present
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Layout FR layout F4 layout

The Hyundai Porter (Hangul:현대 포터), also known as the Hyundai H-100, is a pick-up truck produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 1977.[1]

History[edit]

First generation (1977–1981)[edit]

The first generation, launched in January 1977, was called the Hyundai HD1000 and was available in both truck and minibus (3 and 12-seater van, ambulance) versions. The truck was called the Porter. The HD1000 was discontinued in 1981.

Second generation (1986–1996)[edit]

1986-1993 Hyundai Porter

In November 1986, Hyundai revived the label with the introduction of the second generation Porter, which was now a rebadged licensed second generation Mitsubishi Delica (L300). While the third generation Delica was also built by Hyundai, it was known as the Grace and was marketed only as a van, in parallel with the Porter truck range. It was built with the following body styles: 2-door truck, 4-door truck, 3-door van and 4-door van.

Upgrade[edit]

1993–1996 Hyundai Porter

The upgraded second generation was a facelifted version of the second generation model. Round headlights, a steering wheel from the 1991 Sonata, and the dashboard from the newer Grace, were the main differences.

The 1993 Porter was available with a regular cab, an extended cab, or a double cab. The four-cylinder engine was called the Cyclone D4BX,[2] a Hyundai built version of Mitsubishi's 4D56 2.5 liter diesel four-cylinder.

Third generation (1996–2004)[edit]

Hyundai Porter

The third generation, called the New Porter, was launched in March 1996. It was built with the following body styles: 2-door truck, 4-door truck, 3-door van and 4-door van. In South Africa, it was known as the Hyundai Bakkie.

Fourth generation (2004–present)[edit]

Hyundai Porter

The fourth generation is called the Porter II. In South Korea, it is available as either a single-cabin or a double-cabin model. It is produced in Kulim, Malaysia (Inokom), in Pakistan, in Ulsan, South Korea and in Anápolis, Brazil. It is also known as the Hyundai H-100, Hyundai HR (Brazil), Hyundai Bakkie (South Africa), Hyundai Shehzore (Pakistan), Inokom Lorimas (Malaysia), Dodge H-100 (Mexico) and Dragonfly (Libya).

It uses a 2.4-litre inline-four, common rail, diesel engine, which develops a maximum power of 126 hp (94 kW) at 3,800 rpm and a maximum torque of 250 N·m (25.5 kg·m) at 1,500–3,250 rpm.

It has a wheelbase of 2,430 mm (95.7 in), the single cabin model, or 2,640 mm (103.9 in), the double cabin model, a length range between 4,760 and 4,795 mm (187.4 and 188.8 in), the single cabin model, and between a length range between 5,085 and 5,120 mm (200.2 and 201.6 in), the double cabin model, a width of 1,740 mm (68.5 in) and a height of 1,965 mm (77.4 in) .

Names[edit]

The vehicle is also built in Pakistan where it is known as the Hyundai Shehzore. In Brazil, it is built in the city of Anápolis and sold as the Hyundai HR. In Mexico, it is sold as the Dodge H-100.

In Malaysia, it is locally assembled as the Inokom Lorimas AU26.

In South Africa, where the Porter has been marketed since 1997, it is marketed as the Hyundai Bakkie.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About: Hyundai Porter". Hyundai Porter. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. ^ "Porter 93". TradeKOREA.com. KITA (Korea International Trade Association). Retrieved 2011-08-14. 
  3. ^ "New Hyundai Tipper Right For the Job". TruckWatch. Johannesburg, South Africa: FleetWatch Magazine. 2003. Retrieved 2011-08-14.