Hyundai initially teased the Santa Cruz pickup truck idea over four years earlier at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. A production variation has yet to come to fulfillment even though the company has green-lit production two times. When production does start, it will likely happen in the U.S., according to Michael O’Brien, vice president of product, corporate and digital planning.
Introduced more than 4 years earlier as a concept, the Santa Cruz is still no place to be found in production kind at a Hyundai dealership despite where you’re living. Those in the market for something new in the compact pickup truck section will have to wait a while for a road-going variation of the principle as the current reports are pointing towards a launch sometime in 2020.
Hyundai’s guy in charge of style, Luc Donckerwolke, revealed late last year “the procedure to put it into production is now in progress,” having finished the last design. While the concept’s appearance was undoubtedly intriguing, the Santa Cruz you’ll have the ability to purchase will not take after the 2015 program car. SangYup Lee, the head of Hyundai’s Global Design Center in Namyang, Korea, has stated the original appearance conceived utilizing the old design language has been scrapped.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Desain
Instead, the utilitarian vehicle will boast a fresh new appearance utilizing as a foundation the company’s newest design method. Our render attempts to see into the future of the Santa Cruz, keeping the extended cab body style, but adjusting the styling to match the new Palisade flagship SUV. Keep in mind Hyundai has vowed to put an end to the style of the Russian doll by providing each model its own unique appearance. What that means is the Santa Cruz will stand out, with SangYup Lee assuring “a lot more character.”
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Platform and Engine
Looks aside, the Santa Cruz is anticipated to ride on the very same platform as the next-generation Tucson compact crossover and might spawn a comparable Kia variation. While the concept featured a diesel engine, it would make more sense for the U.S.-spec production model to feature a gasoline-fed powertrain. It’s unclear whether the compact size and the body style will be maintained, but there’s an excellent chance the principle’s rear suicide doors will not make it to the assembly line.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Debut
The Santa Cruz is earmarked for a North American launch whereas a possible Kia equivalent in the U.S. has already been eliminated.
It’s been a long road for Hyundai’s truck from concept to production. Back in 2015, Hyundai wowed with the Santa Cruz, a pickup truck concept created for Millennials, which O’Brien states is still the case. Fast forward four years, and we’re still awaiting the production variation despite the fact that the car manufacturer approved the Santa Cruz for production at the end of 2016 with the goal of production starting in 2018 for the 2019-model-year truck. Nevertheless, a CEO switch pressed the truck to the back burner till 2017 when the company altered its mind and green-lit the job again. Now, it seems we’re closer than ever to a Hyundai pickup.