Shots of the once shrouded Hyundai Veracruz
have leaked onto the internet. The face we saw hiding under all that covering
looks pretty much like we expected, though we're fast becoming of the mind that if you've seen one SUV-shaped CUV
, you've seen them all. The Veracruz
will benefit from a standard 3.8-liter V6 probably putting out at least 263 horsepower like in the Azera
, though probably tuned a bit for more low end torque. The ute's also large enough for a Hideaway third-row seat, though don't expect to be too comfortable back there or have a decent view out thanks to those large D-pillars. All-wheel drive will also be standard, and since it is a Hyundai the Veracruz will come stocked with electronic stability control, side air bags
, and side-curtain airbags
for all three rows. Pricing will be important, as the Hyundai Veracruz will stack up well against the Lambda trio of large CUVs from General Motors
in terms of content, but will likely be priced closer to the Ford Edge
, which lacks a third-row of seating. Hyundai
claims its going after the marketshare of vehicles like the Honda Pilot
, Nissan Murano
, Subaru B9 Tribeca
and the Lexus
RX350, which, as CarScoop point out, is evident in the vehicle's interior design.
More pics after the jump and at the link...