Hyundai Terracan

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Hyundai Terracan
Hyundai Terracan front 20071002.jpg
Manufacturer Hyundai
Also called Hawtai Terracan (China)
Production 2001–2007 (South Korea)
2003–2011 (China)
Model years 2004–2011 (China)
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Rongcheng, Shandong (Hawtai)
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size SUV
Body style 5-door SUV
Layout Front-engine, four-wheel-drive
Related Mitsubishi Pajero
Kia Sorento
Engine 2.4 L 4G64 I4 (petrol) (China)
3.5 L Sigma V6 (petrol)
2.5 L I4 turbo diesel (China)
2.9 L J-Series (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,750 mm (108.3 in)
Length 4,700 mm (185.0 in)
4,710 mm (185.4 in) (Hawtai Terracan)
Width 1,860 mm (73.2 in)
Height 1,840 mm (72.4 in)
Predecessor Hyundai Galloper
Successor Hyundai 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 litre inline-four Hyundai J engine, or a 3.5 litre 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 litre 4G64, a 2.5 litre diesel, 2.9 litre J-Series diesel and the 3.5 litre 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 petrol and a more fuel-efficient 2.9 Litre Diesel. Europe along with New Zealand received the 2.9 Diesel.


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


2004 brought a light facelift


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Buy Hyundai Terracan". Car Export Zone. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "HYUNDAI Terracan 2001 - 2004". Auto Evolution. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hyundai Terracan Car Review". NRMA Motoring services. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 

External links[edit]

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