|Also called||Hyundai ix55|
|Assembly||Ulsan, South Korea|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||5-door wagon|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Related||Hyundai Santa Fe
|Engine||3.8 L Lambda II V6 (petrol)
3.0 L S-Line V6 (diesel)
|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)|
|Successor||Hyundai Santa Fe (LWB)|
The Hyundai Veracruz (Korean: 현대 베라크루즈), also known as the Hyundai ix55 in Europe and Russia, 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.
The official date of unveiling in South Korea was October 12, 2006, and was made available in the United States as a 2007 model. 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.
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). In 2008, the Veracruz was also sold in some European countries as the ix55.
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".
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. On November 15, 2007 the IIHS declared Veracruz vehicles built after August 2007 a Best Safety Pick for side, rear, and frontal impact protection.
- "Hyundai ix55 - a 'world' car". Uk.autoblog.com. 2008-11-04. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- Joseph, Noah (2007-01-09). "Detroit Auto Show: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz". Autoblog.com. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- Jablansky, Jeffrey (24 August 2010). "Bring It On: Hyundai to Introduce New Crop of Models by 2011". Automobile. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
- (Italian) (Autoblog.it) Hyundai ix55: per l'Europa solo a gasolio
- (Italian) (Motori.it) Hyundai ix55, SUV “del Calmo Mattino”
- Autoblog article talking about the Veracruz discontinuation in favor of the 7-seat 2013 Santa Fe
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- IIHS News | November 15, 2007
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hyundai Veracruz.|
- Hyundai: Veracruz Official American Homepage
- Hyundai: Veracruz Official South Korean Homepage
- Chicago Sun-Times: Veracruz does it right
- JB car pages: Hyundai Veracruz
- 2008 Hyundai Veracruz Limited AWD - Comparison Tests
- Motor Trend: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz vs. 2008 Lexus RX350 Comparison
- IIHS News | November 15, 2007
- Washingtonpost: That's No Lexus, It's a Hyundai
|Hyundai Motor Company, automobile timeline, 1960s–present|
|City car||Atos||Atos Prime||i10|
|SUV||Tucson||Tucson ix35 FCEV|
|Santa Fe||Santa Fe||Santa Fe|
|Hyundai road vehicle timeline, North American market, 1984–present|
|Elantra Touring||Elantra GT|
|Santa Fe||Santa Fe||Santa Fe Sport|
|Veracruz||Santa Fe (LWB)|