Hyundai Terracan

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Hyundai Terracan
Hyundai Terracan front 20071002.jpg
Also calledHawtai Terracan (China)
Production2001–2007 (South Korea)
2003–2011 (China)
2003–2007 (India)
Model years2004–2011 (China)
AssemblyUlsan, South Korea
Rongcheng, Shandong (Hawtai)
India, Chennai (Hyundai India)
Body and chassis
ClassMid-size SUV
Body style5-door SUV
LayoutFront-engine, four-wheel-drive
RelatedMitsubishi Pajero
Kia Sorento
Engine2.4 L 4G64 I4 (gasoline) (China)
3.5 L Sigma V6 (gasoline)
2.5 L I4 turbo diesel (China)
2.9 L J-Series I4 (diesel)
Transmission5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length4,700 mm (185.0 in)
4,710 mm (185.4 in) (Hawtai Terracan)
Width1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height1,840 mm (72.4 in)
PredecessorHyundai Galloper
SuccessorHyundai Veracruz

The Hyundai Terracan is a mid-size SUV produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company from 2001 to 2007. It was based on the Hyundai Highland concept[1] and featured a chassis derived from the second generation Mitsubishi Pajero.[2] It was powered by one of two engines: a 2.9 liter inline-four Hyundai J engine, or a 3.5 liter V6 Hyundai Sigma engine. The car's name derives from Tarascan, a Mesoamerican empire state was located in west central Mexico. The Terracan was replaced by the Hyundai Veracruz.

Australian specification Terracans were available in two trim levels - base and Highlander. Highlander models came standard with leather seats, climate control airconditioning and an automatic 4wd differential that engaged 4wd on the fly. All models came with low range gearing and a separate ladder frame chassis.

The Terracan has also been built and sold in China from 2004 to 2011 under the Hawtai brand in a joint venture with Hyundai that lasted up to 2010. The facelifted version was only available and came with the 2.4 liter 4G64, a 2.5 liter diesel, 2.9 liter J-Series diesel and the 3.5 liter Sigma V6 as standard. Transmission choices were a 5 speed manual or 4 speed automatic.


In the first year of production (2001), the Terracan was offered with two engines, a 3.5 V6 gasoline and a more fuel-efficient 2.9 liter Diesel. Europe, Australia and New Zealand received the 2.9 Diesel.


When the Terracan entered its second year the only changes were some additional colors.[3]


2004 brought a light facelift.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Buy Hyundai Terracan". Car Export Zone. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ "HYUNDAI Terracan 2001 - 2004". Auto Evolution. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Hyundai Terracan Car Review". NRMA Motoring services. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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