Hyundai pickup will be built on the next generation Tucson platformNovember 13, 2018
The company Hyundai plans to create a new market segment.
Hyundai is working on a compact pickup truck based on the next-generation Tucson platform. If the project is given a green light, the model will debut its market debut in 2021 or 2022. Now the manufacturer has taken extra time to refine the pickup to meet the requirements of customers from different countries.
On the development of a new model in an interview with Automotive News, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Lee Wonhi told. According to him, with the help of a pickup, the company will try to create a new market segment. The design of the new car will be based on the conceptual Santa Cruz, introduced in 2015.
In Hyundai do not hope for significant sales and immediately talk about the niche nature of the model. If the board of directors makes a positive decision, the development of the pickup and its launch into production will take about 32 months.
The concept car Hyundai Santa Cruz debuted at the Detroit auto show almost four years ago. All-wheel drive pickup dedicated to the inhabitants of the metropolis, leading an active lifestyle. The car was equipped with a sliding rear door, through which you can increase the cargo space, and a 2.0-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 190 hp.