2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz New Tucson-based Pickup Truck

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck

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 Pickup Truck

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 Concept


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.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup based on Creta STC

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup truck concept

The latest rumors indicate the arrival of 2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup model, which will be based on the namesake crossover model. The new Hyundai pickup could be the production version of Hyundai Creta STC (Sport Truck Concept) model. Creta STC concept was presented at the Sao Paulo Motor Show at the end of 2016.

Rumors about the arrival of this vehicle comes with several Brazilian websites. Data indicate that the 2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup have a promotion during 2018, after which it will begin production and sales. The same sources indicate that this model will be created for the South American market.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup truck concept

Design and Specs

We already know that Hyundai is ready to enter the pickup truck market. The company unveiled its study extremely interesting pickup vehicles. It is the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck, which was presented as a concept. By the realization of a production version has not yet occurred. Meanwhile, Hyundai has introduced this new study in the form of concept. By all appearances, Hyundai Creta pickup will arrive on the market before the larger Santa Cruz model.

Hyundai Creta Sport Truck Concept is 4,650 mm long,  it is  wide 1,850 mm, and 1,630 mm high. Wheelbase is 2,800 mm. If these dimensions compared with the dimensions of Hyundai Creta  crossover model recognizes differences. The Creta STC’s wider to 380 mm and has a larger wheelbase of 210 mm.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup has given the green light, and it is almost certain when it will arrive on the market. Many believe that this move by the company expected. In fact, in many emerging markets, Hyundai Creta crossover is one of the best selling models of the company. More specifically, this model makes 70% of total sales in certain markets. Therefore, the decision to offer a pickup version of the crossover quite logical.

Hyundai Creta STC

Serial version of the Hyundai pickup will be based on the existing platform, used by the crossover version. It is not known who will be the engine installed in this future pickup. However, the data indicate a 4-cylinder unit and only FWD.

2019 Hyundai Creta Pickup Competitors

This model will never see the light of the most prestigious world market pickup truck models. The Creta pickup will not be offered in the US market. However, this model is designed to be a rival to Fiat Toro and Renault Duster Oroch pickup models on the market of Latin America.


2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup
If looks could kill then 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pick up may well be guilty even before its release for being a stunner. For this mid size pick-up truck sports the look of a classy SUV and also of an off-road pick-up vehicle. The Korean carmaker though prefer calling it a utility vehicle and look determined to send message across all markets that it is fully dedicated to build pick-up trucks. Having already created enough buzz at 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Hyundai must also be wary of few disaster stories like Chevrolet Avalanche and Honda Ridgeline.

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