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The Hyundai
Hyundai
Veracruz
Veracruz
(Korean: 현대 베라크루즈), also known as the Hyundai
Hyundai
ix55 in Europe
Europe
and Russia,[1] is a mid-size crossover that was manufactured by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai
Hyundai
from 2006 to 2012. The Veracruz
Veracruz
was sold in the United States, Canada, South Korea, China, Dominican Republic, Brazil, and the Middle East. It was also imported to Europe
Europe
and parts of Asia
Asia
from 2007 to 2011. The Veracruz was discontinued in other countries except South Korea.

Contents

1 History 2 Features and options

2.1 Discontinuation

3 Safety 4 References 5 External links

History[edit]

2007 Hyundai
Hyundai
Veracruz
Veracruz
3.0 CRDi

2012 Hyundai
Hyundai
Veracruz
Veracruz
(North America)

The official date of unveiling in South Korea
South Korea
was October 12, 2006, and was made available in the United States
United States
as a 2007 model.[2] The Veracruz
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
Veracruz
is built on a Hyundai
Hyundai
Santa Fe platform. The revamped 2011 Veracruz
Veracruz
was based on the same platform as the Kia Sorento.[3] The Veracruz
Veracruz
gets its name from a state in Mexico, continuing the Western theme from the small Tucson SUV
SUV
and mid-size Hyundai
Hyundai
Santa Fe SUV. Powering the Veracruz
Veracruz
is a 3.8 L 260 hp (190 kW) V6 engine
V6 engine
with an Aisin sourced 6-speed Shiftronic Automatic transmission. In Europe
Europe
was sold only with 3.0 L CRDI V6 diesel S-Line engine with Variable geometry turbocharger
Variable geometry turbocharger
and 240 hp (180 kW).[4] In 2008, the Veracruz
Veracruz
was also sold in some European countries as the ix55.[5] Features and options[edit] The Veracruz
Veracruz
was only available in two models during its six-year run: the base GLS and the luxurious Limited, in Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive configurations. Standard features on all Veracruz
Veracruz
models included full power equipment, air conditioning with allergen filter, an A/M-F/M stereo with SiriusXM
SiriusXM
Satellite Radio, CD/MP3 player, USB and auxiliary inputs for portable media devices, steering wheel-mounted audio system and cruise controls, third-row seating, aluminum-alloy wheels, a V6 engine, an automatic transmission, and color-keyed side mirrors and door handles. Additional options included a six-disc, in-dash CD/MP3 changer, Infinity
Infinity
surround sound, leather-trimmed seating surfaces, heated and ventilated seats, a power sunroof, smart-key access (featuring a "Twist-to-Start" ignition system), chrome accents, and touch-screen GPS Navigation with SiriusXM Travel Link service. One feature that was not available from the factory on any Veracruz
Veracruz
model was a Bluetooth
Bluetooth
hands-free telephone system, though one was available as an accessory through Hyundai
Hyundai
that replaced the sunglasses holder in the overhead console. However, the optional Bluetooth
Bluetooth
hands-free accessory kit did not support A2DP wireless stereo streaming of music, as it did not integrate into the Veracruz's audio system, and instead featured its own, integral control panel and speaker. [6] Discontinuation[edit] The Hyundai
Hyundai
Veracruz
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
Hyundai
has announced on April 6, 2012 that the 7-passenger version of the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe will replace the Veracruz
Veracruz
and that production of the current Veracruz
Veracruz
would stop "around November 2012".[7] Safety[edit] The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
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.[8] On November 15, 2007 the IIHS declared Veracruz vehicles built after August 2007 a Best Safety Pick for side, rear, and frontal impact protection.[9] References[edit]

^ " Hyundai
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
Hyundai
to Introduce New Crop of Models by 2011". Automobile. Retrieved 1 September 2010.  ^ (in Italian) (Autoblog.it) Hyundai
Hyundai
ix55: per l'Europa solo a gasolio ^ (in Italian) (Motori.it) Hyundai
Hyundai
ix55, SUV
SUV
“del Calmo Mattino” ^ https://www.edmunds.com/hyundai/veracruz/2012/features-specs/ ^ Autoblog article talking about the Veracruz
Veracruz
discontinuation in favor of the 7-seat 2013 Santa Fe ^ [1] Archived December 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. ^ IIHS News November 15, 2007

External links[edit]

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