2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz .
Th stop photo is the actual production model.
While the bottom one, is the familiar Concept from 2015.
It looks like Hyundai is trying to stay as close to the concept as possible.
Although it now has 4 full size doors.
Besides all that camouflage, the new Hyundai pick up looks pretty much ready to go.
Except Hyundai has announced the “truck” will go in production in Alabama in 2021.
Over a year from now…
It seems Hyundai will be ready to show the new Santa Cruz much earlier than its actual production date.
The Alabama factory builds the Santa Fe. Which could mean the Santa Cruz could be based on the next generation Santa Fe?
Being based on a car/crossover platform, this will compete mainly with the Honda Ridgeline. But also with the Ford Ranger and Chevrolet Colorado. Since it will be pretty much the same size.
More on this very soon.
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No Vince. The extrapolation that it should be ready sooner is inaccurate, still 2021.
Plenty of Hyundais have been spotted testing a year-and-a-half before introduction.
Outgoing G80 was first caught testing in 2012, yet debuted as a 2015 model.
Usually the first prototypes are built several months after a design freeze and about a year after styling approval.
Styling approval happens 2 and 1/2 years before production starts sometimes even three years exactly. Had to be timed with next generation Tucson.