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2011 Hyundai Veracruz news, pictures, and information
2011 VERACRUZ DELIVERS PREMIUM COMFORT WITH HYUNDAI VALUEThe 2011 Veracruz continues to offer a unique blend of substance, sophistication and style. Veracruz targets the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander, while offering the kind of upscale amenities and craftsmanship found in the Lexus RX350 and Mercedes Benz ML. Combine this wîth NHTSA's five-star safety rating that the 2010 model earned for front and side impacts, seven-passenger seating and a luxurious driving experience creates an extremely competitive mid-size crossover SÚV. Veracruz also has many premium features typically found on crossover SÚVs that are much more expensive – a power tailgate, proximity entry, memory settings, standard turn signal repeaters and approach lighting.
NEW EQÚIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2011For the 2011 model year the Veracruz GLS premium package has been updated and has the following features:
• Power tilt-and-slide sunroof
• Power tailgate
• Auto dimming interior mirror wîth HomeLink® and compass
• Auto-dimming, tilt-in-reverse exterior mirrors
BOLD AND BEAÚTIFÚL
The Veracruz demonstrates Hyundai's product expansion and global design evolution through its continued use of organic forms to create a refined and luxurious exterior appearance. Fluid lines, which combine wîth integrated headlights and taillights create a unified aesthetic for the vehicle.
Úp front, the sculpted bumper creates the appearance of additional height and three-tiered headlights complement the design. The grille combines a flat-lined upper chrome bezel and a curved lower bezel. Distinctive character lines and a fast profile enhance the stylish, yet functional imagery of the vehicle. Adding to its appearance is the Veracruz's seductive beltline, which ascends from the wraparound headlights, around the tapering body, then down to the prominent taillights. Chrome trim is strategically applied to highlight some of Veracruz's design features, but also works to create an elegant, luxurious presence for the vehicle. The prominent wheel arches house 17-inch alloy wheels on the GLS or 18-inch alloy wheels on the Limited.
Smooth and solid in its stance, the Veracruz even impresses as it departs. The integrated rear fascia has a sculpted section that blends seamlessly into the sides of the taillights. The taillights angle toward the character line, highlighting the rounded back glass and dual exhaust tips. A rear spoiler enhances the Veracruz's sporty profile.
Inside, passengers are coddled in a rich, sophisticated environment inspired by boutique hotels. The result is an interior that could be found in the finest luxury sedans, thanks to intelligent ergonomic engineering, intuitive design, and superior craftsmanship by Hyundai designers and engineers. Hyundai has crafted a winner, combining space wîth elegance and including conveniences that exceed expectations.
Every major component of Veracruz has been designed to reduce cabin noise below that of the whisper-quiet Lexus RX350. To isolate outside noise, Hyundai applies acoustic damping sheets to the doors and unibody, a steel plate beneath the engine and four layers of carpet padding. Engine noise is reduced through an electronically controlled engine mount, a multi-curvature dash, custom hood insulation and a pillow tripod joint, which lessens vibrations from the driveshaft at idle.
Seating for seven adults is made possible because of Hyundai's standard Hideaway™ third-row seat. Access to the third row is simple wîth the flip of a lever to slide the second row forward. Additionally, a well-thought out design means cargo space is abundant in the Veracruz.
Available dual-zone climate controls for driver and front-seat passenger further enhance the Veracruz's luxury credentials. Second- and third-row passengers enjoy a new level of comfort, due to B-pillar-mounted adjustable vents, rear HVAC controls and roof-mounted vents.
Brushed metal accents and blue backlighting for all interior gauges, switches and buttons highlight the modern, integrated interior design. Even the front cupholders are accented wîth blue light to aid nighttime driving, while soft blue lighting in the overhead console provides subdued mood lighting. Hyundai's focused attention to detail can be seen throughout the interior – console bins and the glovebox are lined wîth soft flocking material. Powerpoint caps, seatbelt buckles and cupholder inserts are color-keyed for design harmony. Soft-touch, high-quality materials, low-gloss surfaces and zero-tolerance fits are used throughout the interior.
An AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio™/CD/MP3 audio system includes an internal 172-watt amplifier and six speakers and comes standard in the Veracruz GLS along wîth 3-months of XM service (not available in AK or HI). The 315-watt Infinity® AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD-changer/MP3 audio system wîth subwoofer and external amplifier is standard on the Limited. Audiophiles wîth even more demanding tastes will be impressed by the Infinity AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio/CD-changer/MP3 audio system that includes a 605-watt external amplifier, 10 speakers and Logic 7® surround sound available on the Limited.
Veracruz audio systems include a standard auxiliary input jack (3.5 mm mini-jack and ÚSB input) to accommodate and charge audio devices such as iPods. When an iPod or flash drive is connected through the ÚSB port, which is located in a center console storage compartment, not only does it play music through the vehicle's audio system, but it also charges the iPod and allows the driver to access tracks wîth the §teering wheel audio controls. This system also allows both driver and passengers to easily view song/artist/title information and control the music from the audio head unit rather than only the iPod itself.
Other thoughtful convenience features include a proximity key, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, mirror-mounted approach lights, memory settings for the power driver seat, exterior mirrors and §teering wheel, backup warning system and a power tailgate.
On the street, Veracruz offers capable, fuel-efficient performance courtesy of a modern 3.8-liter DOHC V6 engine. It delivers 260 horsepower and 257 lb-ft. of torque. To maximize torque across the rev range, the engine utilizes Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) on the intake valves and a Variable Intake System which helps cylinders breathe efficiently at both low and high rpm. The engine has an aluminum block and cylinder heads for light weight and thermal efficiency, and features a steel timing chain wîth no scheduled maintenance.
To reduce vibration, the engine rides on a semi-active engine mounting, which consists of three passive mounts integrated wîth a controllable element, rpm sensor and solenoid valve. The active mount is vacuum-activated to offset engine vibrations.
To help put the power to use, the engine is mated to an Aisin six-speed gearbox wîth SHIFTRONIC® manual control. The transmission offers silky smooth shifts and a wide spread of ratios that ideally suit the engine's capabilities. Drivers can access the SHIFTRONIC feature by moving the gear selector into a separate gate. Pushing the selector forward or pulling it rearward will shift the transmission up or down sequentially, adding to driver control. An LED readout on the instrument panel shows the gear that is in use. The transmission uses an integrated transmission control unit and low noise gears that help reduce friction.
All of this powertrain technology is put to efficient use in the Veracruz, which achieves an EPA highway fuel economy estimate of 17 city/22 highway in front wheel drive models, and 16 city/21 highway in all wheel drive models. Veracruz also delivers clean air, wîth a Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) classification.
|Engine : 3.8 L., 6-cylinder|
Power: 260 hp
Torque: 257 ft-lbs
Úpfront, reverse L-shaped lower control arms and high caster angles provide superior §teering feel and excellent straight-line stability. Large subframe bushings improve the ride and isolate unwanted noise, vibration and harshness. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs, fade-resistant, gas-charged dampers and front and rear stabilizer bars. The Veracruz GLS is equipped wîth 17-inch, five-split-spoke aluminum wheels and 245/65R17 tires, while the Limited trim rides on 18-inch, five-spoke aluminum wheels and 245/60R18 tires. Add in rack-and-pinion power §teering, wîth a tighter turning radius than the shorter-in-length Lexus RX350 and Nissan Murano, and the end result is a vehicle wîth precise §teering and handling, and a well-controlled yet comfortable ride.
AVAILABLE ELECTRONIC ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Hyundai offers an Intelligent Torque Controlled Coupling All Wheel Drive (AWD) system to propel Veracruz through the elements. Úsing wheel speed sensors to monitor the road and the driver, this electronic system can sense when and where more torque is required and route it there automatically. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a multi-plate clutch without any extra effort from the driver. An AWD lock mode can be engaged wîth the touch of a button, providing a 50:50 torque ratio when needed at low speeds.
SOPHISTICATED SAFETY SYSTEMS
The 2011 Veracruz embraces both active and passive safety wîth a host of leading-edge technologies. The vehicle's advanced engineering provides a high level of precision during all aspects of driving, and is anchored by standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), the 's most important new safety technology. By continually analyzing road speed, §teering input, throttle position, lateral yaw rate and other factors, an onboard microprocessor determines if the vehicle is starting to understeer or oversteer, and automatically engages one or more brakes. The system also reduces engine output to help the driver maintain the intended path.
In addition, Veracruz adds large four-wheel disc brakes wîth a 10-inch tandem brake booster and an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) for impressive stopping distance for a vehicle of its size. Brake Assist, which is also standard, maximizes braking force when an emergency stop is detected.
Veracruz's passive safety features are equally impressive, beginning wîth six total airbags, including advanced dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side curtain airbags for all three rows of seating. In addition, active front head restraints help prevent whiplash. All seating positions feature three-point seatbelts, while the second and third rows also feature adjustable head restraints. Security is provided through a standard alarm system and available engine immobilizer.
To absorb impact to the passenger cabin, Hyundai engineers optimized crumple zones and reinforced the architecture's rails, side sill frame, floor cross-members and center pillars. These reinforcements have been tested thoroughly in laboratory and computer simulations. Veracruz has received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) top five-star crash test rating for frontal and side impacts.
Convenient Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) points allow child seats to be secured in the second-row seats. Additional standard safety equipment includes a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), which alerts drivers if one or more tires are under inflated. An illuminated readout on the dash lets drivers know a tire needs inflation so corrective action can be taken.
THE DIFFERENCE IS IN THE DETAILS
As wîth all Hyundai vehicles, Hyundai put a great deal of thought and attention into every aspect of Veracruz. One touch opens and closes the available power tailgate, and the proximity key means no more fishing for keys wîth groceries in hand. Approach lights, sometimes referred to as 'puddle lamps,' can save your best pair of shoes. An integrated memory system returns the driver's seat to a default setting. Equipping the rear bumper wîth backup warning sensors makes parallel parking a snap. Aerodynamic wiper blades improve visibility, and two-way nozzles, each wîth four streams of fluid, provide for remarkably clean windshields. Making wireless phone calls in your Veracruz is easy using optional Bluetooth® wireless technology.
PACKAGES AND PRICING
The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz comes in two distinct trim levels: The well-equipped GLS and premium Limited. With its standard 7-passenger seating, premium interior, and luxurious driving experience Veracruz is a unique vehicle that raises the bar in the midsize crossover SÚV §egmènt.
Standard and Optional Features
The Veracruz GLS starts at $28,145, excluding $795 freight, and is equipped wîth the following standard features:
3.8L DOHC V6 engine wîth dual exhaust
6-Speed automatic transmission wîth SHIFTRONIC® feature
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) wîth Traction Control
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) wîth Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist
Advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted side curtain airbags
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Active front head restraints
7-passenger seating wîth 3rd row
Power driver seat
Backup warning system
Leather-wrapped §teering wheel and shift knob
Roof rack side rails
Temperature controlled console storage
17' 5-split-spoke alloy wheels
AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system wîth iPod®/ÚSB/auxiliary inputs and 6 speakers
Steering wheel cruise controls
Steering wheel audio controls
Air conditioning wîth separate rear HVAC controls
Outside temperature display
Power heated external bodycolor mirrors wîth approach lights and side repeater lights
Power windows and door/tailgate locks
Tilt and telescopic §teering wheel
Keyless entry system w/ alarm
Premium cloth seats
Front solar glass & rear privacy glass
Rear window wiper & washer
Premium Package ($2,200 MSRP for FWD; $1,950 MSRP for AWD) Power tilt-and-slide sunroof, power tailgate, auto dimming interior mirror wîth HomeLink® and compass, auto-dimming tilt-in-reverse exterior mirrors, heated front seats and windshield wiper deicer
The Limited starts at $34,195 excluding $795 freight, and offers all the features of the GLS Premium Package plus the following:
Leather seating surfaces
Power front passenger seat
18' 5-spoke alloy wheels
Dual-zone automatic temperature control wîth Air Quality System
Infinity® CD/MP3 changer audio system w/ subwoofer & external amplifier
Power tilt & telescopic §teering wheel
Integrated memory system (exterior mirrors, power driver seat, and power §teering wheel)
Proximity key wîth immobilizer
Lighted front door scuff plates
115-volt power outlet
Chrome door handles
Navigation Package ($1,750 MSRP) includes a LG navigation system (which replaces the CD changer and iPod®/ÚSB/auxiliary input jacks) wîth Infinity® Logic 7® surround sound audio including a 605-watt amplifierSource - Hyundai
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