In the Korean company, so far, only one plant has been confirmed as a production platform for a new truck: this company is located in the USA. Investments will be needed for expanding capacity.
The debut of the conceptual pickup of Hyundai Santa Cruz passed on the Detroit Motor Show back in 2015. In the autumn of 2019, the Korean Mark told the first details about the future novelty. The truck, apparently, decided to leave a name assigned to show-kara, and its production intend to establish in the States in 2021. The company will spend more than $ 400 million to re-equip its American factory. At the end of last year, the car in the serial body has already fallen into spy lenses, now new pictures have appeared, and by car a little less masking.
Snapshots posted autopostkorea. Pickup double cabin and probably bunk head optics. His radiator lattice is not similar to the one that has been at the concept of five years ago. According to KoreancarbLog with reference to the representatives of the Hyundai Designer Center in Korea, an externally serial model will noticeably differ from the show car.
As it became known earlier, the American dealers have already shown the commodity version of the truck. That is, the design of the future novelties of Hyundai is currently approved and will not change. Previously it was assumed that the public debut of the novelties will be held in the current year. True, now it is not entirely clear whether the car will be present on some car dealership or is waiting for it online premiere (due to the closure and transfer of activities due to coronavirus, such a format has become much more popular).
According to preliminary data, the nearest relative of the Santa Cruz pickup is a new generation Tucson PARCSON (not yet presented). The fact is that the intra-water crossover index of the alleged NX4, and the future truck – NX4 OB. Santa Cruz is expected to equip a 2.5-liter gasoline engine, the motor will probably go complete with an eight-adjusted "automatic". In addition, the model can have hybrid versions. If it will be sold outside the American market, then it may be a diesel engine under the hood.
In Hyundai, it is calculated that a novelty, first of all, will interest those who want to get a car with "compact crossover attributes" and at the same time "needs everyday versatility". The company explained that the target audience of Santa Cruz – Millennyalai (people born after 1981).
In the American market, a new Korean brand will have to fight for buyers with Honda Ridgeline (Pickup is created on the basis of the Pilot crossover). In 2019, he divided into the United States with a circulation of 33,334 cars, which is 9% more than a year earlier. Another competitor can be Volkswagen Tarok (though, if the German brand decides to sell this model in North America).
Meanwhile, at the Motor Show in Los Angeles at the end of the autumn of 2019, Hyundai introduced a conceptual crossover Vision T Plug-in Hybrid. Fourth-generation Tucson PARCSON PARCSON design fulfills this prototype. Recall, he has an unusual radiator lattice created from a variety of relief cells: when the crossover is at rest, they are still, but after starting the motor, these parts are rotated in a given sequence, including adjusting air flow.