President of Hyundai Motor America Dave Zukovsky previously confirmed the emergence of a pickup truck series based on the concept of Santa of Cruz .
Today it became known that the Korean brand 2018-2019 Kia is also going to release a version of this model.
One insider told the publication Motoring 2018-2019 Kia, that their company plans to introduce its pickup if Hyundai will decide on the issue of serial Santa Cruz.
“We guarantee that if you build a Hyundai Santa Cruz – we will release a pickup truck.”
Also, insiders pointed out that 2018-2019 Kia got accustomed to the pickup market for a long time, as well as the fact that the leadership of the brand is confident in the success of future innovations.
Recall that the premiere of the concept Hyundai Santa Cruz was held at the North American Auto Show in Detroit in January last year.
The show car was created on win-win recipe, combines an attractive sporty design and easy usability.
The serial version of Hyundai Santa Cruz, is likely to be built on the same platform as the crossover the Tucson . The range of the motor, will likely include units from said “SUV”, including the 1.6-liter turbo engine with 175 hp and 264 Nm of maximum torque.
Not eliminates diesel version with a 2-liter 4-cylinder turbine unit capacity of 190 hp and 407 Nm.