Hyundai’s first-ever pickup to be sold in the US

Aug 23, 2017 | Same topic: Newest & coolest car concepts
The eagerly anticipated Hyundai’s pickup will arrive soon.

You probably remember the Santa Cruz concept that Hyundai brought to Detroit in early 2015. It is the first pickup truck of Hyundai to win the Concept Truck of the Year Award in 2015. Two years has gone by, but we’ve yet to see a production version of the Santa Cruz.

angular front of the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

The Santa Cruz concept is the first pickup truck of Hyundai to win the Concept Truck of the Year Award in 2015

Finally, what must be, must be. Yesterday, Michael J. O’Brien - Hyundai Vice President of Corporate and Product Planning in the US declared that the company would launch a pickup truck in the US market.

O’Brien revealed that no matter what its name is, the forthcoming pickup would be similar in design to the Santa Cruz concept. Not only that, it’s also believed that the new pickup will likely share underpinnings with the compact crossover Tucson.   

side view of the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

The forthcoming pickup would be similar in design to the Santa Cruz concept

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Speculations suggest the Hyundai’s pickup will make its way next year as a 2019 model. In the meantime, Hyundai is also planning to introduce its new Tucson in 2020, following the facelifted Santa Fe which is expected to come in 2019. If all goes well, Hyundai dealers in the US will absolutely delighted.

rear view of the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

The Hyundai’s pickup will make its way next year as a 2019 model

"We are optimistic about the future," said the Chief Executive of Hyundai of New Port Richey, Florida – the Hyundai's biggest dealership in the US.

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