A few weeks ago, Hyundai UK finally decided to drop the ageing and slow-selling Terracan but that leaves an empty gap for a large SUV to replace the Terracan.
Its likely Hyundai will import the VeraCruz and re-name it "iX55" for the European market. 5000 units will be produced for Europe with UK pricing expected to start from around £25,000 rising to £30,000 for the fully loaded model. Power will come from a 3.0 V6 diesel developing 240bhp.
The ix55 will start from 45,000 euros or nearly £34,500. The CUV won't be powered by a 3.0 V6 diesel but a 2.2 CRD engine used in the European Santa Fe which chuck outs 191g of carbon dioxide per km which makes me think, will UK owners have to fork out £25/$50 for the congestion charge in order to enter London? Only time will tell when it arrives....