Hyundai’s current lineup definitely needs more models, and this especially refers on the crossover SUV segment. This is why the Korean car manufacturer works on the all-new mid-sized three-row crossover. According to our insiders, the vehicle will be the successor of the discounted Veracruz, and will get the production suit sometime next year. From what we know so far, the 2018 Hyundai Veracruz will be very interesting choice, and here is why:
2018 Hyundai Veracruz: Platform and Design
The rumored high-riding car is likely getting the same underpinnings like the new Genesis sedan. It is the rear-wheel-drive platform that could make the 2018 Veracruz very stiff and light. In addition, since it is highly scalable architecture, the crossover should be very spacious, comfortable and stylish. Speaking of the interior styling, the carmaker will definitely try with a proven recipe, so you will find luxurious materials and plenty of technology inside. The range-topping model will sport Nappa leather and real wood treatment, as well as the expansive center display.
The new Veracruz SUV hides its exterior design deeply under the camouflage, so we still don’t know the exact styling. However, judging by the first spy shots, Hyundai’s new mid-size crossover promises to get really interesting, a little bit truck based design, which is especially popular design in the North American market.
2018 Hyundai Veracruz: Engines
As for the performance, the 2018 Hyundai Veracruz will likely offer several engine options. Still, we are sure about one option, which promises the best fun. It is a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine, which is going to power the top trim model. Right now, the unit delivers 365 horsepower and 367 lb-ft of torque. It will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and can be paired with Hyundai’s H-TRAC all-wheel-drive system. Some other markets will also have an oil-burner too. It could be a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 with 260hp.
There is nothing official about the release date and price of the 2018 Veracruz, but there will be more information in the coming months, so stay tuned.