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California Autos Examiner

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Hyundai Veracruz?



























































This photo looks to be the forthcoming Hyundai Veracruz. Hyundai says that 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. Well, isn't that special?

You can compare this photo with the spy shots from Brenda Priddy by clicking here. If you're really into Hyundai, you check out John Krafcik's interview on Autoline Detroit. Krafcik doesn't dodge questions and gives a taste of future product like the upcoming RWD architecture and what that might bring to the table. The only thing missing is someone popping off about Hyundai's flip/flop on the Entourage minivan. C'Mon, you gotta ask what happened there!

Update: Thanks to Hyundai Exchange forum (registration required) for the interior shots!

Update 2: Of course these photos have been out for a long time now. I've added a few additional photos. For the full press release, click here. To check out the latest happenings on this blog, click here.

Update 3:New Veracruz website is up. Click here.
Update 4:Pricing

Veracruz GLS FWD $26,305
Veracruz GLS AWD $28,005
Veracruz SE FWD $28,005
Veracruz SE AWD $29,705
Veracruz Limited FWD $32,305
Veracruz Limited AWD $34,005

$690 destination charge not included
VERACRUZ GLS

Veracruz GLS comes well-equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine, six-speed automatic transmission, ESC with traction control, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD, rear spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and seating for seven. Also standard is an AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system (including three months of complementary XM service), air conditioning with separate rear HVAC controls, steering wheel audio/cruise controls, heated power side mirrors with puddle lights and side turn signal repeaters, front solar glass and rear privacy glass, remote keyless entry, and power windows and door locks. Inside are active front head restraints, dual front airbags, front seat side-impact airbags plus side-curtain airbags protecting all three rows. Other useful features include a tire pressure monitoring system, a trip computer and a tilt and telescoping steering wheel. The Hyundai Hideaway third-row seat folds flat into the floor and is split 50/50, and the second- and third-row seats include their own roof-mounted vents. The optional Premium Package adds a power tilt/slide glass sunroof, power driver seat, heated front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and backup warning system.

VERACRUZ SE -- A SPORTIER FLAVOR OF VERACRUZ

The SE features the GLS equipment plus standard 18-inch alloy wheels, power driver seat, electrochromic auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass and HomeLink(R), and front fog lights. A streamlined roof rack, center storage console with Cool Box functionality, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, automatic headlights and leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob are also standard equipment. An optional Premium & Leather Package adds a power tilt/slide glass sunroof, leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, a 315-watt Infinity(TM) audio system with CD changer and backup warning system. The available Entertainment Package (requires Premium and Leather Package) features a rear-seat entertainment system with an eight-inch LCD monitor, 605-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with Logic 7 surround sound, 115-volt power outlet and conversation mirror.

VERACRUZ LIMITED -- PREMIUM FEATURES, OUTSTANDING VALUE

Veracruz Limited comes standard with all of the equipment found standard on the SE and adds leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power front passenger seat, automatic temperature control, a 315-watt Infinity(TM) audio system with CD changer, power tilt & slide glass sunroof, power tailgate, chrome door handles, metal door sill scuff plates, conversation mirror, windshield wiper deicer and backup warning system. For even greater luxury, the available Ultimate Package includes power-adjustable pedals, integrated memory system, power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, blue backlit sill scuff plates, 605-watt Infinity AM/FM/XM/CD-changer/MP3 audio system with Logic 7 surround sound, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with an eight-inch LCD monitor, 115-volt power outlet, proximity key and rain sensing wipers.
Update 5: Reviews
Here is the link to the Veracruz's page Hyundai USA's website.

1 comment:

iamhoff said...

Nice pic. Where were you when you saw it, and why didn't you get pics from all sides? I'm not complaining, just curious. BTW, found you via Autoblog via Inside Line. 6 degrees, don'tcha know.