Monday, June 11, 2007 Names All-New Hyundai Veracruz as One of the Best Five Vehicles for the Summer Holiday Names All-New Hyundai Veracruz As One Of The Best Five Vehicles For The Summer Holiday

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., 06/01/2007 After reviewing more than 100 vehicles as possible contenders, has selected the all-new Hyundai Veracruz midsize crossover as one of the next best vehicles for this year's summer road trip. The Veracruz, recently identified as the leading competitor in the sport utility vehicle (SUV) crossover segment at the Detroit Auto Show, was touted by as not only challenging the likes of Mazda, Toyota and Honda, but also capable of taking on some vehicles on the higher priced spectrum, such as the Nissan Murano and the Lexus RX350. According to, "The Veracruz doesn't just show that Hyundai's arrived — it shows it's going places, too." comments that the Veracruz has subtle yet elegant styling that is nice and upscale. The Veracruz won the award not just on its styling but that it is as flexible and comfortable as any non-minivan on the market. Most of the seats tilt slide or fold away and there's a positively cavernous cargo compartment.

The all-new Veracruz, which has received outstanding reviews since its introduction in April 2007, comes with a standard 3.8-liter V6 engine, a third row seat, an AM/FM/XM Satellite Radio®/CD/MP3 audio system that includes six speakers, as well as plenty of advanced safety equipment. The Veracruz utilizes the latest in active and passive safety technologies, including standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) for impressive stopping distance for a vehicle of its size, anti-whiplash active front head restraints and six airbags with side air curtains that protect all three rows during side impacts. The vehicle also received the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) five-star frontal and side crash ratings in the sport utility vehicle segment.

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Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 750 dealerships nationwide.

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