Hyundai Pickup Truck Could Soon Become a Reality

The 2015 Detroit auto show displayed a number of takeaway concept cars, from the sweeping Buick Avenir to the striking Infiniti Q60, but perhaps none more memorable than Hyundai’s own Santa Cruz pickup truck. It came dressed with aggressive cuts and angles, a bend on catering to the urban millennial, and if you fancy one – you’re in luck.  In an interview with The Detroit Bureau, Hyundai Motor America boss Dave Zuchowski confirmed that the Santa Cruz could be destined for production in the near future. Zuchowski noted that final approval of the truck would need to come from Hyundai headquarters in South Korea but admitted “there is a very high probability we get the approval of the truck soon.” RELATED: See More Photos of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept According to Zuchowski, the Santa Cruz concept rated highly amongst 90 percent of the potential buyers surveyed. Considering truck, SUV, and crossover sales continue to rise, a Hyundai pickup would make a substantial business case and offer a key point of growth in the US market. However, if the Santa Cruz does receive a production green light, it likely won’t retain all of its concept car flair, which included center-locking wheel hubs, Brembo brakes, and an expandable cargo bed. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder and all-wheel-drive system would remain a welcome addition, though time will tell if it makes the cut. The unibody Santa Cruz, at least in concept form, is geared less as an alternative to the conventional pickup truck, and more as an evolution of the compact crossover. RELATED: Check Out the New 2016 Hyundai Veloster Rally Edition Interestingly, the report also claims Hyundai might not stop there. Zuchowski hinted that a subcompact crossover aimed at the Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade is also up for approval. Any takers on either one? RELATED: Catch a Glimpse of the Redesigned 2016 Toyota Tacoma ____________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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