The company Hyundai has announced the start of production of its first truck-based concept of a Santa Cruz. The new model will be produced at the American plant of the brand in 2021.
For the first time the Korean company showed its future pickup in January 2015 at the motor show in Detroit.
Then the model was still at the concept stage. Specifics about the technical stuffing of the car yet. Presumably, Santa Cruz can be built on the platform of a new generation of crossover Tucson and the movement of the truck will allow the 2.5-liter motor and the machine with eight levels.
To launch a crossover at the plant in Montgomery, Alabama, Hyundai to invest $410 million, the staff of the plant will be significantly expanded. On conveyors adjacent to Santa Cruz will be produced cars of the model Elantra and Sonata and Santa Fe crossover.
The company said that the pickup would be designed without regard to the weight of the towed trailer, payload, and maneuverability. The car company is going to release the SUV is a new segment for the millennial generation, which will combine passenger handling and open body.
If youth pickup from Hyundai will be a success in the market, then later the same representative of the off-road class will appear in the model range Kia.