The domestic market for truly cavernous MPVs with the capacity to swallow not seven but eight people and a generous amount of luggage is probably a small one, but it’s nice to know the monstrously capacious Hyundai i800 exists anyway. You know, just in case.
In truth the market for commercial vehicle-derived people movers such as this – and the Volkswagen Caravelle, Ford Transit Tourneo, Vauxhall Vivaro Combi and the Mercedes-Benz V-Class – exists in the world of airport-run taxi firms and the like. But if you care little about the mechanical niceties of your next automotive purchase and are more preoccupied with coping with having to leave half the family at home on journeys, or else take two cars, then the i800 could be the vehicle you’ve been crying out for.
The i800’s first clear advantage over most MPVs is that it’s an eight-seater; elsewhere in the class, seven is the norm, although