Hyundai to dump Veracruz, replaced by new Santa Fe

James Raia

For all of its recent successes, Hyundai has also had disappointments — like the Veracruz. The poor-selling, seven-passender sport utility vehicle will soon be no more, according to John Krafcik, the carmaker's North American CEO.

According to Autoblog.com, quoting Krafcik, the seven passenger Santa Fe, which debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show, will replace the Veracruz.

The Veracruz debuted in 2007, but has been among the lowest-selling Hyundai models.

This year, while Hyundai is selling at a record-setting pace overall,  sales of the Veracruz has continued to struggle.

In just-released totals, the Veracruz sold 622 units in March of 2012, 50 fewer that it sold in March 2011. In the first quarter of 2012, the Veracruz has sold 1,809 units,  the exact number sold in the first quarter of 2011.

Article Last Updated: April 4, 2012.

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