Hyundai Veracruz

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Not to be confused with Chevrolet Cruze.
Hyundai Veracruz
2010 Hyundai Veracruz Limited -- 08-26-2010.jpg
Manufacturer Hyundai
Also called Hyundai ix55
Production 2006–2015
Model years 2007–2015
Assembly Ulsan, South Korea
Body and chassis
Class Mid-size crossover
Body style 5-door wagon
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Related Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Grandeur
Kia Optima
Kia Carens
Kia Sorento
Engine 3.8 L Lambda II V6 (petrol)
3.0 L S-Line V6 (diesel)
Transmission 6-speed automatic
Wheelbase 2,805 mm (110.4 in)
Length 4,840 mm (190.6 in)
Width 1,950 mm (76.8 in)
Height 1,810 mm (71.3 in)
Predecessor Hyundai Terracan
Successor Hyundai Santa Fe (LWB)

The Hyundai Veracruz (Korean: 현대 베라크루즈), also known as the Hyundai ix55 in Europe and Russia,[1] was a mid-size crossover produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai from 2006. The Veracruz was sold in the United States, Canada, South Korea, China, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and the Middle East. It was also imported to Europe and parts of Asia from 2007 to 2011. The Veracruz was discontinued in other countries except South Korea.


2007 Hyundai Veracruz 3.0 CRDi
2012 Hyundai Veracruz (North America)

The official date of unveiling in South Korea was October 12, 2006, and was made available in the United States as a 2007 model.[2] The Veracruz went on sale in March 2007 and is Hyundai's largest crossover SUV. It replaced the truck-based Terracan that was sold worldwide except for North America. The Veracruz is built on a Hyundai Santa Fe platform. The revamped 2011 Veracruz was based on the same platform as the Kia Sorento.[3]

The Veracruz gets its name from a state in Mexico, continuing the Western theme from the small Tucson SUV and mid-size Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Powering the Veracruz is a 3.8 L 263 hp (196 kW) V6 engine with an Aisin sourced 6-speed Shiftronic Automatic transmission.

In Europe was sold only with 3.0 L CRDI V6 diesel S-Line engine with Variable geometry turbocharger and 240 hp (180 kW).[4] In 2008, the Veracruz was also sold in some European countries as the ix55.[5]


The Hyundai Veracruz was discontinued on November 15, 2011 in other countries except South Korea. Last-produced 2011 models were rebadged in 2012 and carried over the extended year. Hyundai has announced on April 6, 2012 that the 7-passenger version of the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe will replace the Veracruz and that production of the current Veracruz would stop "around November 2012".[6]


The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) said crash results indicated, "... a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity" which is the highest result possible. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found similar results when they tested the Veracruz, awarding it five stars after its frontal crash test for both passenger and driver and in the side impact event.[7] On November 15, 2007 the IIHS declared Veracruz vehicles built after August 2007 a Best Safety Pick for side, rear, and frontal impact protection.[8]


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