Hyundai plans production pickup truck image

The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is currently taking into consideration the addition of a pickup truck to its range, which will be inspired by the Santa Cruz Concept

Vehicles such as the Nissan Navara, the Toyota Hilux or the Mitsubishi L200 may get a new competitor in the future, on the Old Continent, as Hyundai is currently taking into consideration the addition of a pickup truck to its range. The model in question should be inspired by the Santa Cruz Concept, which has been officially presented to the public at the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit. The announcement has been made by the research and development director from the carmaker, Park Byung-cheol, while recently speaking to Reuters.

According to our source, there are some obstacles which have to be overcome so it will most likely take some time before you will see a Hyundai badged pickup truck. As a small reminder, the Hyundai Santa Cruz has brought the rugged overall design, the honeycombed headlights, the prominent fog lights with LED, rear hinged doors for easier access to the rear seats, a large hexagonal front grille, center locking hubs for the large alloy wheels with Michelin tires covering them, the yellow brake calipers signed by Brembo and several other goodies. Power to this one-off vehicle is being provided by a 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine, which is capable of producing a total output of no less than 190 HP (142 kW) and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque.