Hyundai tests camouflaged prototype of its first Santa Cruz pickup truckMay 26, 2020
Automobile publications captured a disguised prototype of a South Korean truck on the roads of Michigan (USA). The novelty will go into production in 2021.
Spy shots of the Hyundai Santa Cruz prototype, which is the first production pickup of the South Korean brand, were a relatively rare sight compared to similar photos of other cars. Fortunately, Daniel Golson, editor of the foreign edition of Roadshow, was in the right place at the right time and took pictures of the upcoming pickup on the road in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.
Hyundai engineers decided to cover the truck body with heavy camouflage, which consists of camouflage fabric and special block false panels, which even more hide the real shape of the body.
Ahead is a mesh false radiator grille with the same design style as other modern models of the brand, in particular, the Santa Fe 2021 crossover model year.
The entire camouflage with which the prototype is covered also makes it difficult to discern the profile of the novelty. However, the distance from the rear wheelhouse to the rear of the body suggests that the loading platform can be quite small. Do not expect a 4×8 drywall sheet to fit there. The camouflage also completely hides the rear view of the car.
The obtained images of camouflaged South Korean pickup prototypes tell us that the new product will receive a solid chassis. Santa Cruz is likely to be available with some of Hyundai’s existing gasoline engines. There are also rumors of a 3.0-liter turbodiesel.
In November 2019, Hyundai announced that it was preparing a plant in Santa Cruz in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, in order to establish mass production there of its first production pickup. Production begins in 2021.
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