Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski has revealed a production version of the Santa Cruz concept will likely be green-lighted in November.

Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski has revealed a production version of the Santa Cruz concept will likely be green-lighted in November.

Originally unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the Santa Cruz concept was a compact pickup which featured an all-wheel drive system as well as a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine that developed 190 bhp (142 kW) and 300 lb-ft (406 Nm) of torque.

There's no word on when the production model could arrive but previous reports have suggested the truck will be based on the Tucson and feature a five-seat interior.  Engine options will likely carryover from the Tucson but sources have suggested the company is considering offering a diesel engine.

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