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2010 Hyundai Veracruz

aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
hey, i just created this discussion about the MESA? what does everyone think about another SUV or CUV from HYUNDAI. Is really it necessary with the rising gas prices? or has hyundai launched an offensive plan to got head to head with the HONDA, TOYOTA and GM?
what does everyone expect from this SUV?


  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
  • i frankly think hyundai should make a luxury brand, and use this mesa as a RX fighter. it will have plenty of power, will look sharp(probably will look similar to santa fe) and interior looks already as good as RX.

    people will like it because it's big but not too big like some domestic suv's, and of course, it will cost around 28k-33k.

    gotta think big, hyundai!!
  • image

    a perfect interior for entry luxury suv.
  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
    you are rite. they should release it with the EQUUS sedan. The interior is actually nice looking but they really need to bring telematics if they plan to sell any vehicle under the luxury brand name.Edmunds did mention that they satelliete radio but navigation, bluetooth should also be a part of it.
  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
    ACCORDING TO EDMUNDS, power is expected to come form 3.8 unit used in the AZERA but the HP would be around 280+.
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    FYI - the Mesa name is not set in stone, only a possibility. Frankly, I am not exactly sure where Edmunds/TCC got the nod this SUV would be named Mesa. For now, it's widely known as the "EN" (internal codename).

    As for the luxury brand, there will be one but the timeline, still unknown at this time (a lot of rumors though). For the "EN" and the "BH" (luxury RWD sedan), based on their anticipated release timeline, there are not enough time to setup dealer network but I'd expect eventually these two cars ("EN" and "BH") will move over to the luxury brand.

    As for the spy pics, the interior looks great. Kudos Hyundai!!!
  • harrycheztharrychezt Posts: 405

    To see photos of it, just do a 'net image search.

    The interior of the Kia looks more bold, different.
  • harrycheztharrychezt Posts: 405 also had a story on this as a Hyundai Mesa, last week, I believe.

    I do not know why Mesa, since Kia introduced it over a year ago as Kia Mesa.
  • hyundai owns kia so :)

    mesa sounds good but veracruz sounds better.
  • harrycheztharrychezt Posts: 405
    Maybe we will see a Kia Tiburon some day? ;)
  • They won't release the name until August.
  • mike_belknapmike_belknap Posts: 378
    It is true that the vehicle will have a Lambda 3.8-liter V6 under the hood: this was confirmed last year by John Krafcik, HMA's Vice President of Product Development and Strategic Planning. He also said that they were planning a six-speed manumatic transmission for the 'ute.
    Output ratings are purely speculative right now, but I'd expect somewhere over 270-horsepower.

    Here are some other recent shots:


  • mike_belknapmike_belknap Posts: 378
    They do have the rights to the name, but I can't see them using it. People are already starting to make fun of it: "They want me to drive a table around? Hmm...."

    Hyundai has also trademarked Cabrina, Veracruz, and Catalina in the US.

    Hyundai Veracruz gets my vote... I would have liked Socorro best, though.

    Competition is likely to come up -- here are my $0.02 concerning that:

    In the US, I think its main competitors will be the GM Lambda utes, Ford Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer; Honda Pilot, Jeep Commander, and Nissan Pathfinder.
    Other "moderate" competitors will likely include the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango; Chrysler Pacifica, Ford Freestyle, Lincoln MKX, Mazda CX-9, Toyota 4Runner, [new] Toyota Highlander, and Volvo XC90.

    It will also be considered an alternative to minivans and certain large SUVs (e.g. Toyota Sequoia) for a number of people.

  • mike_belknapmike_belknap Posts: 378
    Now we're gettin' somewhere:

    EN front
    EN rear

    Additional images #1
    Additional images #2

    The top two shots were taken in Korea, so they're legal.
  • aneeshaneesh Posts: 43
    Excellent Link even has pics of the NEW SEDAN...
  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Mesa likely not going to be the name. Veracruz, on the other hand, has a good shot :)
  • diemusikdiemusik Posts: 12



    As you can see, these are taken in S. Korea. Enjoy~ :blush:
  • mike_belknapmike_belknap Posts: 378
    NHTSA (of all sources!) confirmed that the name will, in fact, be the VeraCruz. Model-year: 2007.

  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,077
    For this vehicle? If so, I'll change the title!


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  • mike_belknapmike_belknap Posts: 378
    Yep, this thread title should be "2007 Hyundai VeraCruz." Thanks!

  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    I have a feeling this would be 2008MY for some markets, US for one (given production starts late this year - to the best of my knowledge) :)
  • subarufan1subarufan1 Posts: 85
    so this will be honda pilot size or bigger? what do you expect the 4x4 system to be? what about msrp?? :confuse:
  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    I'm pretty sure it will be, at the least, longer than the Pilot. It's supposed to have a pretty long wheelbase, so passenger room should be pretty nice. IMHO, the 4x4 system probably won't be that different than the Santa Fe (light duty, but more of a safety device rather than an off-roading system). My guess on MSRP is like 24-25k, being that the Santa Fe starts at close to 21k. That would be 2-3k less than the competition. I think that's about where Hyundai likes to be.

    Of course, I'm just speculating on this. Mike will probably come out with some much better information later.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,703
    with the size of the Trailblazer, which, to me, seems a little smaller than the Explorer...

    How do the Veracruz and the new Santa Fe compare in terms of size to the Trailblazer's length and width???
  • arumagearumage Posts: 922
    My guess is that the VeraCruz will be about 4 or 5 inches longer than a standard trailblazer, but shorter than the EXT version. It will probably be wider and lower to the ground than the trailblazer too. I think it will be about the size of the upcoming Mazda CX-9.

    The trailblazer is bigger the Santa Fe by about 7 inches overall, but they are the same width.

    The main functions of the Santa Fe and VeraCruz will be moving people comfortably, stylishly, and affordably. The trailblazer is more of a true utility, with it's higher tow rating and heavier frame.

    The biggest difference between them is gas mileage. The trailblazer guzzles fuel. It's just a heavy vehicle.
  • The name has now been officially announced by Hyundai: it will be called the Veracruz -- no capital "C."

  • joe97joe97 Posts: 2,248
    Here is the press release Mike referred to: 6/0004414028&EDATE=

    Hyundai Announces Name of Future Upper Midsize Crossover

    All-New 2007 Veracruz Continues Hyundai's Geographic Naming Convention

    FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beautiful Gulf of Mexico waters, serene beaches and Mexico's grandest port -- all reminiscent of the Mexican state and the meaning behind the latest addition to the Hyundai lineup: Veracruz.

    The ninth vehicle to join Hyundai's 2007 model year lineup, the midsize 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. Veracruz will also feature as standard equipment the Hyundai Hideaway(TM) 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-liter V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, Veracruz will offer an unprecedented combination of styling, safety, comfort and convenience including available all-wheel drive, standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), standard side-airbags, as well as side-curtain airbags for all three rows of passengers.

    Veracruz will compete primarily with upper midsize crossovers including Honda Pilot, Nissan Murano, Subaru B9 Tribeca and Lexus RX350.
  • Here's a shot of the front-end. I'll look for others.

  • That's nice...I think I'll wait on this vehicle now that I've seen a good pic.
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