In October I was in Manila for a vacation, I was surprised to see so many Veracruz's on the road. I went to a Hyundai dealership to check out the models and was surprised to see their version is a rocket!! The Veracruz looks the same from the outside but the engine and transmission is totally different, it is a six speed manual with a turbocharged diesel. It makes about 300 HP and 400 # torque, definitely a sport SUV. I wonder how it would compare to a Porsche Cayenne or Lexus in performance. The price was quite a bit more than in Canada, almost 50K in Canadian after the exchange from PHP.