A recent report is indicating that the Hyundai Santa Cruz will be approved for production this November.

Since it was originally unveiled in a concept form, during the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), in Detroit, back in January, the Hyundai Santa Cruz has been the subject of a lot of reports and the newest one is telling us that the model will be green-lighted in November. According to Car and Driver, the pickup truck will be joining the Tucson, the Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport but an exact word on when the final production form will be hitting the market hasn’t been spoken yet.

Initial reports were stating that the Santa Cruz will be based on the Tucson. The model will be offered as a pickup truck and, in concept form, it came with a 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine under its hood, rated at 190 HP (142 kW) and 406 Nm (300 lb-ft) of torque. Its interior design will be able to seat five people and the engine options are believed to be carried over from the Tucson. The model will be offering the practicality of a bed along with the comfort of a crossover. Chances are the final production version will be unveiled sometimes next year, so don’t act too surprised if you will see it at the same NAIAS, in Detroit, in January, or a couple of months later, at the Geneva Motor Show.


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