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Old 18th August 2007, 16:41   #1
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Default Hyundai Veracruz: Would it work in India?

Hyundai have launched their biggest and most expensive vehicle in North America called the Veracruz - a crossover thats both a minivan and a SUV.

Engine Specs: 3.8L V6 from Hyundai's flagship Azera puts out 264bhp but Hyundai can chuck out that V6 and bring it in with a CRDi for India. The vehicle gets a 6 speed Automatic in America (Wake up GM, Ford, Chrysler!! Forget the Europeans and Japanese, even the Koreans have moved ahead with their auto's)

Take a look at the vehicle. The Interiors look luxurious.



Avaliable as a 5 or 7 seater, prices start from CAD 39,995 to 47,600. (Approx Rs. 16 lakhs to Rs. 19.10 lakhs).

Hyundai burnt their fingers with the Terracan. The Veracruz is bigger, looks better and has luxurious interiors. If this is brought into India, do you think it would work?

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Old 18th August 2007, 16:51   #2
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I like the looks of this one. A 3.0 CRDi would do just nicely. Hyundai already has good reputation here and have good service. This should work in India provided they price it right. It would be killer if it came with a price tag of say around Rs. 16 to 17 lakh. A pricing blunder and it wont survive. The terracan was a nice car with a brilliant engine. The 20 lakh rupree price tag didnt work.
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took a short drive in one. its pretty good (its no x5 or cayenne) for a suv and priced right and got some nice options. I personally dont like its looks.
it will give the 2007-2008 Lexus RX350 a run for its money atleast in N. America.
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Its interiors are similar to hyundai I 130.
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Except for the placement of Hyundai logo on the front grill, I like the design of the car. It screams Lexus RX-300 but has its own style. Anyway, saw one in the parking lot yesterday and it is HUGE!
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Drove one here with the petrol engine. Its quite nice and very comfortable and rather BIG. Dont expect this for 16-18 lakhs (if it all it comes to India) - thats a daydream. This one's bigger on the inside than your Montero and is the same size as the Prado.
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and by the looks of it, it has very good build quality.
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the car does look really nice but hyundai not haveing a good run in the SUV segment dont think this would do much to improve the situation. the car by the time it comes here would be priced at par with the montero and would have a lot of competition. the design like mentioned looks like the lexus rx300 ish.
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Its good. But of late, expensive Hyundais have been known to be a sales disaster in India
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its not about an exdpensive hyundai being a sales disaster its all about the competition which is an edge better. i can agree on the point of the hyundai SUV's being a disaster.
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Unfortunately it wont work for the same reason the Embera is not selling, Hyundai simply dosent have the snob value and premium customers are not interested in just a good deal.

Hyundai desparately needs to give birth to a premium brand like Lexus and Infinity.
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I wish it had looked like this !

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Old 25th August 2007, 15:49   #13
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Man, Hyundai cant sell a competent diesel sedan for 15 lakhs (Embera diesel) and you are talking on a Hyundai SUV for 35 lacs (thats the price once you factor in taxes / duties).

No ways....they are better off focusing on small cars, value pricing and new-age diesels.
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