Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck reached final testsApril 6, 2020
Hyundai Corporation on Monday, April 6, began the final part of the tests of the new pickup truck Santa Cruz. A disguised conceptual model of the new product, the mass production of which should start in 2021, was noticed on the South Korean roads.
The serial pickup will be based on the platform on which the new generation Tucson cross will be built. The novelty has acquired a supporting body and a 2-row cabin, which has 4 full doors. The appearance, judging by the “2-story” design of the front of the body, will be performed according to the brand’s current corporate identity, which can be noted on models such as Santa Fe and Palisade.
Of course, it is too early to talk about the technical equipment of Santa Cruz, however, based on the chassis, it will have a transverse power unit and a “main” front-wheel drive with a rear axle shift clutch.
Considering its main competitors in the person of Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado, there should not be “weak” engines in the lineup, for this reason, most likely, the gasoline “turbo four” with a capacity of about 250 hp will become standard.
The new pickup will begin to be produced next year at a Korean brand car company in Alabama, America, where Santa Fe crossovers, as well as Sonata and Elantra sedans, are already being assembled. Over 400 million dollars will be spent to prepare the conveyor.
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