There are some plans to change and go for a 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck rather than the originally planned 2018 edition.
The company’s top heads have decided to go with it. However, the official announcement won’t be done until they announce it at one of the upcoming auto shows. A possible choice would be the Detroit expo or the Los Angeles auto show where the 2019 Santa Cruz pickup truck will make its debut.
Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai said that they have already made the decision and are going to go with the 2019 edition for the truck. “We have not made the announcement yet but it won’t be long before it is made,” he added.
The upcoming model will be built on the same platform as the Tucson compact crossover. While the vehicle is still in its prototype stage, the brand’s boss confirmed that they are close to finalizing the design. Within a couple of months, they would have finalized the production version of the pickup truck and will take steps to bring the vehicle to dealership stores in time.
It is expected that the model will have either a petrol engine or a diesel engine. The team is leaning more towards a four-cylinder diesel engine as it is favored by majority of the buyers. Zuchowski commented that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup could be the best diesel car that the U.S. audience have been waiting for. The Santa Cruz and the Santa Fe will introduce the segment in the region with full potential to witness amazing sales.
Statistics reveal that over 70,000 Santa Cruz vehicles will be sold on launch as it has huge expectations and demand among potential buyers. Hyundai believes that will easily cross 50,000 models in launch year and with more trimlines scheduled for launch, sales records are supposed to go uphill in the following months right after the official launch.
Automobile manufacturers have repeatedly experimented with the idea. They have created cars that could double up as pickup truck. Many of them couldn’t reach positive sales and choose to discontinue those models. Fiat Chrysler, Baja and Ridgeline are some good examples. The segment is becoming increasingly populated right now.
The Ford Ranger, Jeep Wrangler and Chevrolet Colorado are going to compete with the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck when it comes out, probably by 2018. We can say whether the hybrid truck has managed to find its spot in the market after these models are out.