Hyundai has approved the production and development of “mini pickup” based on the 2015 concept. Very similar, the Santa Cruz Concept, was introduced to the Detroit Auto Show 2015. In addition to this decision, and not the information that 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup will reach the market next year, there will be some changes. Hyundai is currently turning its full strength and effort into the production and development of small and midsize SUVs and crossovers.
2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Predictions
The finished product is most likely to be seen either in November in Los Angeles or in Detroit 2018. The following year will be available in sales outlets. This South Korean company opted for this move based on pure statistics. Some research has shown that Hyundai could sell about 50,000 copies of the 2019 Santa Cruz pickup. However, when the base model price of $ 25,000 is given, the prospects of higher sales have reached an estimate of 70,000.
2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a mini pickup truck designed primarily for the US market. 2019 Santa Cruz pickup has preceded the concept, from which it will take a large number of visual and mechanical elements. However, the new model is based on Hyundai Tucson. It’s a platform, which these two models share. Thanks to her, the new Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup will be smaller than all mid-size pickups on the market.
2019 Santa Cruz Pickup Specs
There are few specification data available on this model. The company has not even disclosed the factory in which this model will be produced. According to some sources, there are three places where this model could be produced. It is Montgomery plant, Kia’s plant in Mexico or will be produced in Korea.
As far as the drive units are concerned, they are a complete unknown. The engines used by Hyundai Tucson are unlikely to be a satisfactory solution in this segment. This would mean that the 1.7 liter and 2.0 liter CRDi turbochargers will not be part of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup offer. The new model is likely to launch a new four-cylinder engine specially developed by the company for new Genesis models but the European market.