Spy Photos: Hyundai Veracruz SUV

If you were paying attention earlier this year, you'd have already seen the spy shot of what was being referred to as the Hyundai "Mesa," Hyundai's coming full-size crossover SUV entry. Now, the company says the model will shed the proto-moniker and take on an equally southwest-evocative name, Veracruz — the Mexican seaport established by explorer Hern n Cort s as a base camp from which to conquer Mexico in the name of Spain (this has been your Jalopnik History Minute, tip your waitress). The Car Connection reports the seven-passenger Veracruz, a 2007 model, will be larger than the Honda Pilot, roomier than the Mercedes GL-Class and more exciting than a plate of huevos rancheros (minus that last one). It'll get Hyundai's latest 3.8-liter V-6 and six-speed automatic, with optional all-wheel drive.

Hyundai Calls Big UteVeracruz [The Car Connection]

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Spy Photos: Hyundai Mesa [internal]