Hyundai confirms pickup for US in change from sedans

Hyundai has reliable that it will launch a pickup in a U.S.

Michael O’Brien, conduct of corporate and product formulation during Hyundai’s U.S. unit, told Reuters that Hyundai’s tip government has given a immature light to growth of a pickup identical to a uncover car called a Santa Cruz that U.S. Hyundai executives denounced in 2015.

Separately, sources have told Automotive News that when a pickup arrives in 2019 or 2020 it will be smaller and have some-more of an civic importance than Honda’s Ridgeline.

Hyundai’s pickup is partial of a broader devise to change divided from sedans. Hyundai will launch a Kona subcompact crossover in a U.S. this year and skeleton to launch 3 other new or freshened crossovers by 2020, according to sources.

Hyundai skeleton to hurl out a new chronicle of a Santa Fe Sport midsize crossover subsequent year, followed by a new seven-passenger crossover that will reinstate a stream three-row Santa Fe in early 2019 in a U.S. A redesigned Tucson crossover is approaching in 2020, people informed with Hyundai’s skeleton told Reuters.

Hyundai’s U.S. dealers have pushed a association to deposit some-more aggressively in light trucks as direct for sedans such as a midsize Sonata and a smaller Elantra has waned.

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