In 2006 Hyundai entered the segment of large crossovers with the model called Veracruz. Company had big expectations for this model, but unfortunately it wasn’t so successful, as it was expected. After more than eight years of production, it will be discontinued. However, this segment is extremely vital for every bigger car maker so company decided to do another try. Recently, some new crossover from Korean manufacturer was spotted during test drive. It will be new mid-size crossover. It is expected to come next year but we still don’t know will it come as second generation of Veracruz or it will use new nameplate. For now, we will call it 2016 Hyundai Veracruz.
2016 Hyundai Veracruz specs
As we already mentioned, this class is too important for Hyundai, so we will see a new model next year. It will be a large crossover, and we expect similar base characteristics as for the original. However, 2016 Hyundai Veracruz will come completely redesigned and almost everything is expected to be changed. New model will be significantly better than original. It will come with company’s new lightweight platform used for new Genesis. This platform is versatile and could be used for different types of vehicles. The 2016 Veracruz will come in RWD configuration, but we also expect to see new HTRAC all-wheel-drive system, which was also presented with new Genesis coupe. In terms of styling, most is still unknown. Test model is still under camouflage.
However, we expect to see a look completely adapted to the company’s design language and, compared to original, 2016 Hyundai Veracruz is expected to come much more premium features, in order to be competitive enough.
2016 Hyundai Veracruz engine
When it is about engines, exact units for 2016 Hyundai Veracruz are still unknown. It is expected that new model will come with company’s newest Lambda engines. The old V6 diesel and petrol engines will be replaced for sure. New model will probably come with 3.0 liter V6, which is good for 253 horsepower and 224 pound-feet of torque in a base variant. We are also expecting to see some more powerful engines such as those with displacement of 3.3 and 3.8 liters.
2016 Hyundai Veracruz release date and price
It is still unknown when 2016 Hyundai Veracruz will come. According to some reports, new model should come somewhere next year. Same thing is with price. Exact price is unknown but it is for sure that new model will cost more than original.