The first Hyundai pickup will be based on a frame designSeptember 25, 2019
The first production Hyundai pickup will receive a ladder frame, several types of drive, as well as different cab configurations
The first production Hyundai pickup truck will receive a frame design, as well as several drive options and cab configurations. This edition of Which Car was told by the head of the Australian division of the South Korean brand John Kett.
According to the top manager, the company is already completing the early stage of developing a pickup truck that will receive a ladder-type frame. In addition, both single-axle modifications and an all-wheel drive version will be provided. Plus, Hyundai is considering releasing several versions with different cab configurations.
Finally, Kett noted that the Hyundai pickup project is also partially invested by Kia. This confirms previous information that the two South Korean brands will produce essentially a joint model, which will be offered under different brands.
According to preliminary data, the pickup will be launched in a series in 2020. As expected, it will be a car that can compete with, for example, Toyota Tacoma and Ford Ranger.
It was previously reported that the new pickup will be almost identical to the Santa Cruz concept car, which debuted in 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show. Data on the power units of new items are kept secret. Recall that the prototype was equipped with a two-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, developing 190 hp and 406 Nm of torque.
In addition, the novelty may have a “charged” version with an aggressive body kit and a long suspension stroke, which will be equipped with a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the i30 N hot hatch. This engine develops 275 liters in the top-end modification. s., however, its performance can be increased to more than 300 horsepower.
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