Hyundai's Santa Cruz concept was one of the stars of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
Smaller than even today's midsize pickups, a production Santa Fe is likely to be cheaper and more nimble, although less capable.
Based on a unibody architecture, Santa Cruz concept was powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine and had all-wheel drive. A US production model will likely powered by a gas engine, possibly with some level of electrification optionally.
Don't expect to haul yards of dirt back here, this is a light-duty truck for lifestyle accessories like bikes and gardening supplies.
The Santa Cruz concept explicitly targeted young, active-lifestyle shoppers -- especially females.
Hyundai's six-sided corporate grille will likely make the transition to production.
Don't expect tires like this on a production model.
A built-in tonneau cover offers covered storage. Will the production model get this neat touch?
Flying-buttress like rear pillars could make it to production.
A novel bed extender helps accommodate larger payloads.
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