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It is easy to get in and out of the Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo Ambulance

Equipped with dual sliding doors and rear barn doors

This would be a good addition to our country's ambulance fleet. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

One common feature with most vans sold in our country is their single sliding door. It’s not really a big issue since passengers always board and disembark curbside. But when you’re talking about rapid ingress and egress of the vehicle, another sliding door is a welcome addition. And that’s what the Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo Ambulance offers.

This ambulance has two sliding doors. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

The Korean automaker is proud to point out that the medical Grand Starex Cargo has dual sliding doors. While it may not be of much use in a typical emergency call, the extra door might come in handy in situations where one side of the vehicle might be blocked. Another advantage of the Grand Starex Cargo is that it has rear barn doors which are far easier to open and close than a traditional liftgate.

All the features that make the Grand Starex Cargo a reliable tool of the trade remain. These include a strong 2.5-liter turbocharged diesel engine, a six-speed manual gearbox, and optional extras like a partition wall, antilock brakes, and dual front airbags. All vehicles come with a five-year (or unlimited-mileage) warranty.

If needed, the Grand Starex Cargo can be equipped to DOH Type 1 standards. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI

Hyundai says that the Grand Starex Cargo can meet the Department of Health’s requirements for Type 1 ambulances. The following are some of the equipment needed to satisfy these standards:

  • Lightbar and siren
  • Three-person bench with two-point seatbelts
  • Wheeled stretcher with grab rail
  • Cabinet with acrylic door and at least three shelves
  • Folding and orthopedic stretchers
  • Defibrillator with ECG
  • Suction machine
  • Nebulizer
  • Sphygmomanometer
  • Blood-glucose meter
  • Manual resuscitators
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Air purifier
  • Sharps and garbage containers

Visit your nearest Hyundai dealer now for more information on the Grand Starex Cargo and its various applications.

Miggi Solidum

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