Hyundai has been making many crossovers/SUVs for the international markets such as Tucson, Santa Fe, Terracan (which was later replaced by Veracruz) etc. The Veracruz was the largest of them all for people who want a proper 8 seater SUV.
Unfortunately, the death knell has rung for the Veracruz. Hyundai chose to replace the Veracruz with the 7 seat Santa Fe.
According to recent claims, Hyundai has not completely given up on the idea of a flagship SUV. WardsAuto reports that the Korean automaker is toying with the idea of a luxury crossover to challenge the likes of Audi Q7.
The Koreans plan to incorporate all the learning from developing the flagship luxury sedan Hyundai Equus. Hyundai has expressed a desire to use the rear-wheel-drive platform underpinning of the Equus sedan to make this massive SUV.
If given a green light, the flagship SUV will compete in a very challenging environment that is dominated by the Germans. Hyundai could undercut the German SUVs by offering the exciting Fluidic design philosophy and tempting features at a much lesser price making it extremely good value for money.