Commercial vehicle sales are a key component to the success of many automakers, and in its persistent drive to become one of the largest in the world, it's a segment Hyundai can't very well ignore. But while it offers the i800 and H-series vans overseas, it hasn't offered anything bigger than a Tucson or Santa Fe in North America since the demise of the Entourage and Veracruz. That could all change in the near future, however, if these latest spy shots are anything to go by.

Pictured undergoing testing in Europe, this Hyundai commercial van prototype looks to be about the size of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Ram ProMaster. There's little we can tell from these disguised spy shots at the moment, other than to note that this Hyundai is big and has small wheels, in typical European van style. We can't even tell if this is front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.

Of course, we have no indication at this point whether the van pictured here will make the transatlantic voyage to American showrooms. But with Mercedes having led the Euro van charge with the aforementioned Sprinter, and with the likes of Ford, Ram and Nissan all following suit, it seems possible. However, between the upgrades to service departments often necessary to accommodate such large vehicles and the sales retraining necessary to court commercial truck customers, doing so wouldn't simply be a plug-and-play operation – it would undoubtedly take a great deal of effort and money.


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      Tahoe George
      • 2 Months Ago

      Saw this van in gas station in Stevenson Ranch, CA, October 21, 2014 with less camo than in the photo.  The grille badge was clearly visible as Hyundai. Overall could pass for a Sprinter except for the  grille badge.

      Justin Campanale
      • 11 Months Ago
      Wow, a Sprinter-type vehicle AND a Hyundai? I predict that FuelToTheFire will have a brain aneurysm after reading this page.
      1STH
      • 11 Months Ago
      it's already better looking than any Lexus or Cadillac.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @1STH
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      Jamie Pickles
      • 11 Months Ago
      I like the Spied Hyundai Van that's been testing
      vazzedup
      • 11 Months Ago
      Sweet, bring it over as a hybrid or diesel!
      rotorhead1871
      • 11 Months Ago
      follow the crowd mentality......another reason to avoid asian cars...
      c_lapap
      • 11 Months Ago
      There will be a corrosion recall on it within 36 months.
      Robert Ryan
      • 11 Months Ago
      Hyundai already sells the RWD ILOAD in Australia and it sells very well.
        A Brown
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Robert Ryan
        Also known as the i800 mentioned in the article
      Mike Fernandez
      • 11 Months Ago
      Is that a 10" wheel? Looks ridiculous
        flychinook
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mike Fernandez
        Smaller wheels = cheaper tires. No company operating a fleet of vans wants to throw down $200+ per tire.
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Mike Fernandez
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      bK
      • 11 Months Ago
      If its cheaper, they will buy...
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