2007 Hyundai Terracan | new car review
First introduced in the spring of 2001, the Terracan has come to represent itself as the top of the line Hyundai SUV and its performance and design has been continuously improved. The word “Terracan” is made with two words, Terra-, which means earth, and Khan(can) meaning King. So Terracan means the King of the earth. Hyundai is hoping that the Terracan would indeed become the king of the earth, a rather tall call we think.
Restyled and upgraded at its mid-life, the 2007 Hyundai Terracan is gets refreshed exterior and interior. Reengineered from the ground up, the Terracan’s newly designed front and rear gives a strong and dependable outer feature.
The 2007 Hyundai Terracan is offered with the 3.5-litre V6 producing 200 bhp and 302 Nm of torque and a choice of five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmissions. Standard equipment and accessories include driver and front passenger airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, side steps, a rear limited-slip differential, climate control, front and rear electric window, alloy wheels, a radio/CD player, an alarm and fog lamps.
The 2007 Hyundai Terracan may not be the most state-of-the-art in terms of handling, ride or cabin design, but it’s a thoroughly competent workhorse. If you think that 4x4s have gone soft these days, over-burdened with unnecessary new-fangled electronic aids, then this could be the 4×4 for you – a good, simple, honest mud-plugger that’s also a decent drive on the road. Built on a separate body-on-frame chassis, like ‘proper’ off-roaders of old, the Terracan isn’t amazingly refined, but it’s a lot more comfortable than expected.
2007 Hyundai Terracan | technical specs & prices
|Price (in AED)||70,000-86,000|
|Engine Size (litre)||3.5|
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