The HD72 Truck is a part of the family of commercial vehicles dubbed “Mighty” by Hyundai. And it is easy to see how this name has been earned. This 4 ton truck grosses at 7,200kg (hence the designation HD72), measures 6.5m from stem to stern and sits on a Super Rigid chassis. For a medium truck, it cuts an imposing figure.
It is powered by a D4DB EURO2 4 litre diesel engine that generates a massive 372Nm of torque at the low-low of 1,800rpm, making sure it steps off from the starting line ahead of its competitors. And it stays ahead of the competition thanks to an impressive 95kW of power at an almost equally low 2,900rpm. Hyundai’s commitment to creating a durable, long-wearing engine is obvious from these figures alone. But they’ve gone one step further and wired a Turbo Protection system right into the engine – which does very much the same for the engine as a fitness coach does for a power lifter.
The engine, like the cabin console, was designed with ease of access in mind and everything that needs frequent checking up on (oil, filters and assorted reservoirs) share centre stage, with auxiliaries (starter, alternator, and power steering pump) being equally close to hand.
The cabin interior is an ergonomic design that places all controls at the driver’s fingertips (literally), arranged in the order of most frequent use – because Hyundai knows that distraction is the enemy of safety on those long, overland deliveries. The slide- and tilt enabled seat has a built in headrest and faces a steering column with tilt- and telescopic mobility, ensuring that any driver feels welcome behind the wheel of an HD72.
Perhaps the most impressive part of the HD72 is that it can be fitted for any purpose (beyond the customary flatbed), including refrigerated-, vacuum-, tanker, crane- and tipper truck customizations.
And, just to round off the whole package, Hyundai throws in a couple of features as standard you would not otherwise expect to find in a serious workhorse like the HD72: electric windows, central locking and ABS (with Electronic Brake-force Distribution).
Book your test drive today and come away Mighty impressed.