August 11, 2006

Hyundai announces name of future midsize SUV

Fountain Valley, California – Hyundai’s new midsize crossover SUV will be called the Veracruz, announced the company. The ninth vehicle to join Hyundai’s 2007 model year lineup, the Veracruz will be larger than Honda Pilot, have more cargo volume than the full-size Mercedes-Benz GL and offer sleek styling, a car-like ride and premium features, said the company.

The Veracruz will also feature as standard equipment a hideaway third-row seat, a simple-to-use 50/50 split fold-into-the-floor seat, offering flexibility for up to seven passengers.
Equipped with a standard 3.8-litre V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, the Veracruz will be available with all-wheel drive, standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), standard side-airbags, as well as side-curtain airbags for all three rows of passengers.

The Veracruz will compete primarily with upper midsize crossovers including Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, Subaru B9 Tribeca and Lexus RX350.

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