Hyundai Santa Cruz Pick-Up Truck Confirmed For Production In 2021
Hyundai Motor America confirms the arrival of the Santa Cruz pick up truck!
There have been a lot of specualtion and talk over the potential released date of Hyundai’s first-ever pick-up truck in the United States.
The speculation is now over, folks!
Hyundai Motor America have just announced that the Santa Cruz has been given a green light for production!
While the exact official release date of the Santa Cruz pick-up has yet to be announced, the South Korean automaker did confirm that the vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in U.S. in 2021.
The official press release did not reveal many details about the upcoming Hyundai pick-up truck. It did, however, reveal that the pick-up truck will be manufactured at Hyundai’s Alabama plant.
That means that the new Hyundai Santa Cruz will be built alongside the Sonata midsize sedan and Santa Fe crossover vehicle.
The automaker’s spokesperson refused to reveal more details than that, however, when asked what will the 2021 Santa Cruz be like, he noted that the vehicle will be for those who want all the traditional attributes of a compact utility vehicle, but need the day-to-day versatility of an open bed!
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz to be built in U.S.
In order to start the production of the 2021 Santa Cruz pick-up truck, Hyundai will invest $410 million to expand the production lines and add the equipment to support the addition of a new model.
That includes additional space in the stamping, welding and parts processing areas of their Alabama manufacturing facility.
The upcoming expansion of the production complex, Hyundai will also employ another 200 people, while local suppliers and logistics companies who work with the automaker are projected to employ additional 1000 people in the region.
Stay tuned for more Hyundai Santa Cruz news and reports!