[데일리카 안효문 기자] The official image of Hyundai Motor’s pickup truck Santa Cruz aimed at the North American market was unveiled on the 8th (U.S. local time).
On this day, the Hyundai Motor Company design studio in California released a video introducing the design of Santa Cruz. It has been 6 years since the concept car HCD-15 Santa Cruz was presented at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Hyundai Motor Company suggested the possibility of mass production of pickup trucks from 2016, a year after the concept car was released, but it took 5 years for the actual mass production car to be released.
“The Santa Cruz is not just a truck,” said Brad Arnold, Hyundai Motor’s North American subsidiary design manager.
North American foreign media analyzed that Santa Cruz is more of an urban pickup than a traditional off-roader. Comprehensively, the spy shots and product information identified earlier show that Santa Cruz shares a lot with Hyundai’s semi-mid-sized SUV Tucson, and the body is also urbanized with a unibody (one-piece structure where each pillar is connected to a rocker panel) rather than a frame structure. Follow the SUV’s formula.
Hyundai Motor Company plans to unveil the actual car of Santa Cruz on the 15th in the North American market. Prior to this, the company is expected to add information such as interior and convenience items starting with the exterior design.
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