Hyundai Big-SUV Caught in South Korea

by Mar 8, 2018All News, Hyundai, Spy Shots0 comments

Hyundai recently unveiled the fourth generation of its Santa Fe SUV but also gave us some additional information, like we can expected a new 8 seater vehicle, making a comeback to a Hyundai Full Size SUV completing their SUV line up models.

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As we told you guys before, Hyundai were working on a separated big-sized SUV, a real Veracruz sucessor, larger than the all-new Santa Fe and with a big differences in exterior and interior design.

Despite until now both models were similar despite the longer wheelbase and rear-end design, for the new generation this will not continue with the bigger brother having a different side & rear design and also a improved interior that takes some elements from Genesis models as we can see on the picture below.

The bigger Santa Fe will adopt the same split design where the daytime running lights sit at the top near the leading edge of the hood and the main projectors form a vertical stack below. This is the new front-end look and has already appeared on the Kona subcompact.

But, on this prototype we can also find a different C pillar, as you can see on the picture below, and a larger rear end that can confirm this is a different than the normal Santa Fe.

We showed up some bad wuality pictures and a few days ago and thanks to the guys at CarPix, we showed you new good quality pictures showing the new lines of the future Maxcruz (the name is not yet confirmed) and now we received new pictures from South Korea.

A full size SUV came to North America in the year 2007 and it was named Veracruz, initially was based on the Santa Fe model with the option of 7 seats. The Veracruz was later discontinued in 2011 with the exception of South Korea but a year later was completely discontinued and replaced by the 2013 Santa Fe 7 seater (also called Maxcruz).

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If you were following our news, you might be aware of this SUV model that was caught in some spy shots, we also even caught multiple pictures of this model interior (picture below). Now is confirmed that will be coming to North America, Europe is not yet confirmed, and probably uses the new diesel engine announced for the US-market Santa Fe.

We don’t know what it’ll be call just yet, but following Hyundai’s pattern of the SUV names like Veracruz from the city in Mexico and Santa Fe from the city in the state of New Mexico and Tucson from the city in the state of Arizona, there might be a chance we’ll see another name to follow the western theme.

The market for SUV still out there and Hyundai has finally decided to bring an 8 seater SUV but with a luxury and futuristic interior. Would you be in the market for one?

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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