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NewsHyundai: The Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Will Arrive "As Soon as Possible"

00:46  07 december  2018
00:46  07 december  2018 Source:   automobilemag.com

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Hyundai 's Chief Design Officer, Luc Donckerwolke, has also revealed a Kia version with different exterior and interior design will arrive later on. Ever since it introduced the Santa Cruz concept nearly four years ago at NAIAS in Detroit, Hyundai has been rather coy on the prospects of launching

As with most trucks , the rear end is relatively plain as the model has vertical taillights and a rear bumper which is nicely integrated into the body. The production version of the Santa Cruz is slated to be a lifestyle model designed to battle the Honda Ridgeline. The second truck , on the other hand

The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept first appeared back in 2015, and it didn't take long for Hyundai to confirm plans for a production version of the little pickup. The question was: How long would it take for the cool little crossover-based truck to go on sale? More than three years later, it has yet to appear on dealer lots, but according to the latest report, Hyundai's working hard to make it happen.

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Hyundai unveiled the Santa Cruz pickup truck concept at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, and in the months and years that followed, Hyundai promised it was working on an Hyundai hopes to have the production Santa Cruz pickup ready " as soon as possible ," Autocar reports, citing an interview with

The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept first appeared back in 2015, and it didn’t take long for Hyundai to confirm plans for a production version. The question was: How long would it take for the cool little crossover-based pickup truck to go on sale? More than three years later, it has yet to appear on

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Autocar recently spoke with Hyundai head of design Luc Donckerwolke and learned that the design work is officially done. "From my side, it is finished," said Donckerwolke. "The process to put it into production is now underway." When asked when to expect the Santa Cruz to finally go on sale, he said, "as soon as possible."

Hyundai: The Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Will Arrive "As Soon as Possible"© Automobile Magazine Staff

Donckerwolke may not have named a specific date, but it's certainly encouraging to hear the design phase is complete. The Santa Cruz was originally slated to go on sale this year as a 2019 model, but the project temporarily stalled when Hyundai's U.S. CEO Dave Zuchowski—among the model's most ardent champions—was forced out due to declining car sales. We expect that we'll now see it in 2020 as a 2021 model, and that we'll see camouflaged, final-form prototypes testing even sooner than that.

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