Hyundai Terracan Cars For Sale
The Hyundai Terracan car is a mid-size SUV manufactured between 2001 and
2007. Initially received with reservations by the South African market, the
Terracan held its own and is now a well-known and less odd shape on the
road. The 5-door layout and basic offering have stayed mainly the same, but
the Terracan saw two facelifts, one in 2002 and one in 2004.
The boxy Korean SUV entered the South African market with tough competition
in the early 2000s with consumers spoilt for choice and quite loyal to
Toyota, Land Rover, Ford, and other established brands. Since then the
pre-owned Terracan has gained steady ground as a dependable and, more
importantly, much more cost-effective SUV. If you are not in the market for
a toke brand vehicle, but looking for dependable, good performance, the
Terracan might be for you.
It's the shape and outside modeling is slightly reminiscent of the Mahindra
Scorpio with a slightly older design language than the current streamlined
way of modeling. The square body offers more interior space. Exterior
finishes are a combination of body and hard plastic. Side mirrors are quite
prominent but efficient.
The interior follows the same theme: Comfortable but slightly dated. The
seats are comfortable with a leather finish, with adjustable driver seat to
maximize driver visibility and comfort. The back seats are mounted slightly
higher than the front, with ample leg- and headspace and numerous
grab-handles for rougher terrain.
The loading bay is massive, with more than enough space. But if you need to
load even bigger objects, the rear seats fold down to afford 1584 cubic
decimeters or litres of space. The folding of seats is quite simple and
they are fitted with straps to keep them in position.
Facia is well laid-out and practical with grey and black finish, all
control easy to access and use. The CD player is a bit old fashioned with a
slot-type, but at least it has one. The multiple storage space and dual
airbags make up for any inconvenience.
Handling is as can be expected from a high-seated two-ton SUV. On dirt
roads, it is not a smooth ride and on tar, it tends to be too soft, but
remember more elegant suspension systems will hike the price. Its off-road
capability is quite good with reasonable grip due to the limited-slip rear
diff. Ground clearance average at an ample 200mm and switch between two-
and all-wheel drive is done through the press of a button in motion with a
stop position switch for low-range. On tar, it is not a speedster, as can
be expected, at around 14,23 seconds from 0 – 100km. It is a pleasant
cruise with ample space to ensure a comfortable journey, gearbox smooth,
and cabin noise acceptable in its price and class. Fuel consumption is
around 8.6 litres per 100km.