The South Korean based automaker Hyundai has recently announced that production will be stopped in November on the Veracruz model.

According to the car manufacturer, the Hyundai Veracruz will leave the production line in November, when the model will be replaced by the new Santa Fe, in both five and seven seats versions. The Hyundai Veracruz didn’t gain a lot of acceptance in the United States since 2007 when the model made its debut and this might change with the 2013 Santa Fe, which should be more efficient than the crossover it’s replacing.

“The Veracruz is going away. It ends production around November”, as the Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik told in New York. “It’s hard to establish a new brand name. It can take $50 to $100 million dollars. Santa Fe is a golden nameplate for us, it’s a great product, and now it will be much more efficient in my market spend.”

The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe has made its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show in both Sport, which is the new name for the five-seat, and the long wheelbase versions. The five-seater is more compact than the LWB with a 4,690 mm in length, 1,680 mm in height and 1,880 mm in width, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. You can find out more about the new generation of the Santa Fe by clicking this link.


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