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    David Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, said recently in an interview with The Detroit Bureau that "There is a very high probability we get the approval of the truck soon," referring to the Santa Cruz concept pickup truck that debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

    The Santa Cruz makes no pretenses about being a working pickup; it's a lifestyle vehicle meant for tossing miscellaneous junk in back. Just as crew cabs now rule the pickup world, the Santa Cruz would be more of a throwback to the days of the Subaru Baja, Dodge Rampage or maybe even the Chevrolet El Camino.

    The concept's 2.0-liter turbo-diesel claims 190 horsepower, 300 pounds-feet of torque and mileage in the high 30s; Hyundai's crossover Euro V diesels rate 135 hp and 235 pounds-feet of torque with a 2.0-liter, and 195 hp and 320 pounds-feet of torque in the Santa Fe 2.2-liter diesel.

    Hyundai says the concept has received positive attention everywhere except Texas. If Hyundai gives the pickup an expanding bed and builds it to carry 4-foot-wide material flat without adding weight, then finds a place to build it and leverages existing platforms to control costs, Zuchowski should get his approval.
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGinNC View Post

    Hyundai says the concept has received positive attention everywhere except Texas. If Hyundai gives the pickup an expanding bed and builds it to carry 4-foot-wide material flat without adding weight, then finds a place to build it and leverages existing platforms to control costs, Zuchowski should get his approval.
    I find it "promising" that everywhere BOT Texas is interesting as I believe the pick up market is heavily driven by Texas ONLY and is partly responsible for NO "lifestyle" utilities or truck compact trucks

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    If they advertise this well, i.e. take a chapter out of KIA's promotion book, they could have a winnah! on their hands.
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

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    By G.R. Whale

    David Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai Motor North America, said recently in an interview with The Detroit Bureau that "There is a very high probability we get the approval of the truck soon," referring to the Santa Cruz concept pickup truck that debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January.

    The Santa Cruz makes no pretenses about being a working pickup; it's a lifestyle vehicle meant for tossing miscellaneous junk in back. Just as crew cabs now rule the pickup world, the Santa Cruz would be more of a throwback to the days of the Subaru Baja, Dodge Rampage or maybe even the Chevrolet El Camino.

    The concept's 2.0-liter turbo-diesel claims 190 horsepower, 300 pounds-feet of torque and mileage in the high 30s; Hyundai's crossover Euro V diesels rate 135 hp and 235 pounds-feet of torque with a 2.0-liter, and 195 hp and 320 pounds-feet of torque in the Santa Fe 2.2-liter diesel.

    Hyundai says the concept has received positive attention everywhere except Texas. If Hyundai gives the pickup an expanding bed and builds it to carry 4-foot-wide material flat without adding weight, then finds a place to build it and leverages existing platforms to control costs, Zuchowski should get his approval.
    I'm probably gonna get killed in here but that's a nice looking pick up
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    I'm probably gonna get killed in here but that's a nice looking pick up
    It is. Wicked good, as the New England Heathens say!
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    I'm probably gonna get killed in here but that's a nice looking pick up
    I agree. I would buy this as a daily driver where I would never buy a pickup truck for that purpose. The bed is big enough to make is super handy for just about anything I would need it for without being a monstrosity of a vehicle like the full and mid sizers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neanderthal View Post
    it is. Wicked good, as the new england heathens say!
    lol!!
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    I agree. I would buy this as a daily driver where I would never buy a pickup truck for that purpose. The bed is big enough to make is super handy for just about anything I would need it for without being a monstrosity of a vehicle like the full and mid sizers.
    Man that's blasphemy round these parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    I agree. I would buy this as a daily driver where I would never buy a pickup truck for that purpose. The bed is big enough to make is super handy for just about anything I would need it for without being a monstrosity of a vehicle like the full and mid sizers.
    So, big swede...just what do you know about Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    Man that's blasphemy round these parts
    I work downtown and park in underground parking where a full size truck makes no sense what so ever. I could daily that thing and then keep a nice RWD V8 for the weekend.

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    So, big swede...just what do you know about Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance?
    I know nothing.

    The bed on this is enough to fit any outdoor gear I use such as mountain bikes or golf clubs. It will also pull Lowe's, Home Depot duty for any household projects I might have. I don't have a boat or any other large items to tow so a full size or even mid size is beyond what I need and certainly not what I want to drive everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big swede View Post
    I work downtown and park in underground parking where a full size truck makes no sense what so ever. I could daily that thing and then keep a nice RWD V8 for the weekend.

    I know nothing.

    The bed on this is enough to fit any outdoor gear I use such as mountain bikes or golf clubs. It will also pull Lowe's, Home Depot duty for any household projects I might have. I don't have a boat or any other large items to tow so a full size or even mid size is beyond what I need and certainly not what I want to drive everyday.
    I agree 100%. I live in a urbanesque little city and it would be great
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    If it comes with AWD I could see myself owming one of them, I like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvj View Post
    If it comes with AWD I could see myself owming one of them, I like it.
    Of course it will
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreaCristiano View Post
    I agree 100%. I live in a urbanesque little city and it would be great
    I hope you're gentrified. (LOL.)
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    Re: Hyundai: Chances 'Good' It Will Make Pickup

    So silly, don't they know that GM, Ford and Chrysler are kicking themselves in the foot for their current truck success?!? They would MUCH rather be making less money on higher car sales, but no, they're stuck raking in cash on trucks right now... such a shame Hyundai hasn't learned from their foolish mistakes...
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