Anton Andres / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | February 28, 2018 15:42
Full-sized, three-row Hyundai crossover seen for the first time
Just when you thought Hyundai's crossover assault was over, the Korean automaker appears to have another surprise coming soon. Our spies have snapped yet another SUV from Hyundai, and it's much larger than the Santa Fe. It's the first time this full-sized crossover was caught in public and it doesn't even have a name yet.
From the looks of it, this yet-to-be-named crossover is the twin of the Kia Telluride. There are, however, some key details that show off its design. At the front are what appears to be a similar fascia treatment as the Kona and the recently revealed Santa Fe. There are headlights perched near the edges of the hood, as well as a square set of lights that could house the main beam and fog lights. Plus, there's a glimpse of the grill, showing a design similar to its smaller stablemate.
Its sides on the other hand are still covered. Based on the Kia Telluride concept however, it is likely that the large Hyundai crossover will share its broad-shouldered look. Don't expect the concept's coach doors to reach production though. As for the rear, little details are seen but there are some details showing some Kia elements. With the Telluride being billed as a full-sized, seven seater, expect the Hyundai version to hold as much passengers inside as well.
The last time Hyundai made a large seven seater, it was with the Veracruz. With that, it is possible that the nameplate could return for this model. With automakers making full-sized, three row crossovers for the US market (namely, the Volkswagen Atlas and Subaru Ascent), Hyundai and Kia are giving the segment another go.
Given its size, the large Hyundai crossover is likely to go up against the likes of the Ford Explorer, Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9. As it's already sporting its production body, it is possible that the Hyundai's biggest SUV to date might be revealed towards the end of this year or early 2019.