Hyundai's Santa Cruz truck concept totally blew our socks off when we saw it back in 2015, and now, , it's been confirmed that not only will we get here in the US, but that it'll be built in the US too. In Alabama, specifically, according to a release published Wednesday by Hyundai.
That $410 million is only a fraction of the $1.1 billion investment by Hyundai in HMMV, which isn't exactly couch change, man. The factory employs 2,900 people in full-time positions and another 500 in part-time jobs. The Santa Cruz line is expected to add another 200 jobs to that figure.
For those of you who don't remember much about the Santa Cruz, it's meant to be a smaller competitor to the Honda Ridgeline and to a lesser degree, trucks like the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado. The concept had some reasonably aggressive styling, and we'd be just as pleased as punch to see it carried over to production with as few changes as possible.
As far as powertrain specs, towing capacities, or pretty much anything else goes, we're in still being kept in the dark.