The South Korean carmaker has discontinued the production of its Hyundai Veracruz SUV late on September, the automaker said today. With a 4,840mm, Hyundai’s SUV were outdated and replaced by the Santa Fe and Grand Santa Fe (also called as Maxcruz).
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:9px;”]First released in 2006, the Hyundai Veracruz were offered with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, depending on the market, like the 3.8 V6 Lambda II or the 3.0 V6 diesel CRDi (The S engine was the first V6 diesel developed by Hyundai) and 7 seater configuration.
The Hyundai Veracruz will no longer be available as it does not meet the strict Euro 6 emission requirements. Hyundai expects a similar model, the Maxcruz with 4,905mm, to be an alternative. Hyundai offer the new Santa Fe range with a choice of petrol (3.3 V6 GDi 290 hp) and diesel (2.0 and 2.2 with 184 and 200 hp respectively).
Kia will temporarily halt production of its off-roading SUV Mohave for the same reaso while prepares a revamp of the model that could be ready by early next year. Kia has decided to spare the Mohave as demand for the SUV has kept steady, but it will be available only in South Korea and UAE markets. The Kia model never was offered in Europe.