Sa tingin ko di pa dadating this year (2011) but an end-year 2012 seems likely. Since wala pang production model, I'd say this year is VERY safe na wala lalabas seeing on how the Veloster is having a hard time landing here.
Year-end since I believe they'll market it as a 2013 model. That's the year where their model refresh naman talaga eh
not sure but i think maybe end of this year. seems like hyundai is cranking out their fluidic sculpture vehicles (sonata, accent, tucson, elantra) so it may not be far fetched to think that they would release their santa fe as well. Read in a US mag that their target is end of 2011 (and will be released as a 2012 model).
regarding vera cruz... seems like they overdid it with the design... too much going on everywhere though the back looks ok...