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News Hyundai confirms Alabama production of compact pickup for 2021

08:50  17 november  2019
08:50  17 november  2019 Source:   autofile.ca

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Production Date Set for 2021 in the U.S.

  Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Production Date Set for 2021 in the U.S. Compact truck will be built in AlabamaCurrently, Hyundai's manufacturing plant in Alabama makes the Santa Fe and certain Sonata and Elantra sedan models (Sonata Hybrid and Elantra Sport come from Ulsan, Korea). The Hyundai Santa Cruz will be the fourth model that the Korean automaker makes in the U.S. Hyundai will invest $410 million to expand the facility with additional area for stamping, welding, and parts processing. The addition of the Santa Cruz truck to the Alabama plant will also create 200 jobs there, while suppliers and logistics companies supporting the operation are projected to add another 1,000 employees in the Montgomery and River regions.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021 : Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Compact truck will be built in AlabamaCurrently, Hyundai 's manufacturing plant in Alabama makes Hyundai has confirmed that production of the long time coming Santa Cruz pickup truck will begin

Production begins in 2021 . Hyundai ’s Santa Cruz pickup truck is coming to America, and it will also be built in America. The South Korean Automaker announced today that Santa Cruz production will begin in 2021 at the company’s Montgomery, Alabama assembly plant.

Hyundai has taken another step toward production of its first pickup, with the announcement that it has chosen the plant at Montgomery, Alabama to build the Santa Cruz, alongside the compact Santa Fe utility vehicle that will share some of its components, starting in 2021.

Hyundai's Santa Cruz truck will enter production in Alabama in 2021

  Hyundai's Santa Cruz truck will enter production in Alabama in 2021 The truck will be based on the 2015 Santa Cruz concept shown at NAIAS, and that's awesome.The truck will be built at the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMV) plant near Montgomery, and to help get that facility ready, the company is giving it a $410 million facelift. The Santa Cruz is set to go into production in 2021, and it will join the Santa Fe , Sonata and Elantra , which are already built there.

Hyundai says the official production date for the Santa Cruz pickup truck is sometime in 2021 . Currently, Hyundai 's manufacturing plant in Alabama makes The Hyundai Santa Cruz is a compact unibody pickup aimed at buyers who need a truck's utility in a smaller package. Earlier this year, we

It'll be built in Alabama . Hyundai also announced its first truck for the North American market will be built, starting in 2021 , in its assembly plant in Montgomery, Ala. Like the Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai confirmed that the Santa Cruz will be a unibody pickup , going so far as even dubbing it a "crossover."

a car driving on a road: Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept © Provided by Autofile Communications Inc. Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

The Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) manufacturing complex also currently builds the Elantra and Sonata sedans, and will undergo a $410 million US expansion to expand space in stamping, welding and parts areas. The expansion will also add 200 direct jobs and an expected 1,000 jobs at suppliers and logistics companies that feed the facility.

“Bringing the Santa Cruz to HMMA demonstrates that Hyundai Motor Company is confident our more than 3,000 Team Members are ready to build a quality crossover for the U.S. market,” said Byungjin Jin, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama.

a car parked in a parking lot: Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept © Provided by Autofile Communications Inc. Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

Hyundai has not referred to Santa Cruz as a pickup, as dictated by the bodystyle, but rather a utility vehicle or a crossover, in a manner similar to Honda did leading up to the launch of the Ridgeline, which will likely be the Santa Cruz’s main competition. The vehicle was shown in concept form at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the company has not yet shown an updated prototype leading up to production.

Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021

  Hyundai Santa Cruz Small Pickup Will Start Production in 2021 Several years after its debut as a concept, Hyundai's first truck has officially become a reality. Hyundai announced that it will build a compact pickup truck called the Santa Cruz.Previewed as a concept model way back in 2015, the Santa Cruz will be assembled at Hyundai's factory in Alabama.The Santa Cruz will begin production in 2021, meaning it's likely to go on sale in the U.S. that year.Ever since Hyundai showed the Santa Cruz pickup concept at the 2015 Detroit auto show, the company has strongly hinted that a production model is on its way.

Hyundai ’ s Montgomery factory in Alabama will receive a 0 million expansion to support the production of the Santa Cruz pickup truck . Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Production Date Set for 2021 in the U.S. Compact truck will be built in AlabamaCurrently, Hyundai 's manufacturing

Hyundai has announced that production of its first-ever bakkie Furthermore, it will be produced at Hyundai 's plant in Alabama , USA. The 2015 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept was given the green light for production in 2017 and we know that Hyundai and Kia are reportedly co-developing a pickup

The company is aiming for buyers who desire all the attributes of a compact utility, without the traditional shape and restrictions of the full-body style. It says it is creating a new segment for Millennials who seek a combination of capability and utility. Again, this explanation seems to have come directly from the Honda Ridgeline press materials of 15 years ago.

a car parked on the side of a road: Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept © Provided by Autofile Communications Inc. Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

Hyundai has stated its intent to make the production version different from the concept, and we don’t doubt it. The car-based concept was an extended-cab pickup, with two rear-hinged panels to allow entry to a tight back seat. The production will have to go with two full traditionally-hinged doors, making it a crew-cab and likely making it bigger than the smallish concept (which even with its small cabin still added just a small bed).

Otherwise, not much at all is known about the future vehicle, with likely more information coming at 2020 auto shows ahead of full launch materials in 2021.

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