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If we ever wanted to know what it competence demeanour like to span a pickup lorry with a crossover vehicle, we competence finally get a chance.
Hyundai reliable Tuesday that it would make a prolongation chronicle of a “crossover truck” judgment it first suggested during a Detroit automobile uncover in Jan 2015 in a bid to captivate Millennial buyers.
The Santa Cruz will strike a U.S. marketplace during an vague time, aiming to gain on Americans’ mania with both pickup trucks and crossover vehicles amid low gasoline prices and changeable pattern preferences toward roomier rides.
The Korean automaker did not exhibit any sum about a design, so it’s misleading either a real-life chronicle of a Santa Cruz will resemble a blended pattern or pierce into a some-more required direction.
But the company pronounced in Jan 2015 that a car was directed during “urban adventurers” who need a stretchable car for work and recreation.
“This innovative charity will be desirous by a well-received judgment car and move a uninformed application car interpretation to fit a lifestyles of a new era of buyers,” a association pronounced Tuesday in a statement.
The four-door, five-seat judgment indication had a 2-liter turbocharged diesel engine with 190 horsepower with fuel economy in a “high 30 mpg range.”
Hyundai does not sell a pickup lorry in a U.S. market. And a Santa Cruz substantially won’t aim normal pickup buyers. Instead, a association pronounced in 2015 that a judgment was directed during consumers who would customarily buy a crossover or sedan though would like “greater application but a compromises that normal trucks mostly require.”
The Korean automaker needs an injection of energy. It has been struggling due to a complicated joining to newcomer cars, that Americans are quickly ditching.
The Santa Cruz is not to be mistaken for a Hyundai Santa Fe, a compress SUV.
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