It seems a dual-cab ute Hyundai Australia so unequivocally dearly wants is still a approach off, with a Korean brand’s pattern conduct observant such as indication is not in a tube only yet.
Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice during this week’s 2017 Seoul engine show, Hyundai and Kia arch pattern officer Peter Schreyer said, while he and his group are operative on a series of vehicles, a ute is still not now one of them.
“We work on a lot of things,” Schreyer said. “[And relocating into new segments] always creates new opportunities, for sure.”
But a opposition to a likes of a hugely renouned Toyota HiLux?
“Not during a moment,” a pattern trainer said.
The comments come not prolonged after Hyundai Australia arch handling officer Scott Grant told CarAdvice, “the plan is now relocating forward.”
Also providing Hyundai with a intensity for a high-riding SUV challenger to a likes of a Ford Everest, Holden Trailblazer, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, and Toyota Fortuner, a blurb ute – in 4×2, 4×4, single-cab, extra-cab, and dual-cab configurations – is something a internal multiplication has been penetrating on for some time.
In late 2015, Hyundai Australia open family ubiquitous manager Bill Thomas told CarAdvice, “I consider a unequivocally intelligent Hyundai dual-cab ute would be something that a marketplace would like.”
He added, however, “It’s a outrageous joining to start a indication line like that and it’s unequivocally not a call, though we’ve got both hands, both legs and both feet adult in a air, only observant we would take it if it was made.”
More ‘lifestyle ute’ than imperishable workhorse, Hyundai initial denounced a Santa Cruz Crossover Concept (pictured above) during a 2015 Detroit automobile show.
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