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Well, folks, Detroit 2016 has come and gone. Chicago, as well. New York, almost done. Still no announcement. Still no rumors of announcement.

Hyundai has its fingers in its Genesis spinoff, in its electric vehicles, its model refreshes. They aren't doing anything with the Santa Cruz.

Sorry, gang, but you can defend this company to the death, but this vehicle (if it's ever built) will be so late to the party, it has almost zero chance.
 

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So why take this thing to auto shows spread out over 2 years if there are no plans to build it? Plus make all those comments about building it?
 

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So why take this thing to auto shows spread out over 2 years if there are no plans to build it? Plus make all those comments about building it?
Oh, they WILL end up building it, but it will be too late to capture the excitement they had generated. It's worth repeating: they captured the NAIAS in Detroit in January, 2015. Do you know how impossible that was for a Korean manufacturer to do? And, with a truck??? Then, they sit on their thumbs for 14+ months? Good grief.

They made a cluster-you-know-what out of the launch of the new Tucson last year; this makes that look like a success!
 

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Is that a jeep renegade pickup?

Yea, I'm not holding out for too long with the Santa Cruz. If it comes, it comes but if it takes a long time then the people who were interested may have moved on by then.
 

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Quote:

"Hyundai has not made any official announcement yet but Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai USA CEO did reveal that they are still waiting to announce it but there is no question about the Hyundai Santa Cruz going into production."

Is anyone still waiting for this truck?

I feel like giving up...!!
 

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Its not like there are really any other options that are quite like the Santa Cruz. I don't like the traditional looks of the Tacoma, for example. I might change my mind if we make it through the whole summer without hearing anything definitive.
 

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I'm looking for a Ford Courier/Chevy Luv/etc size vehicle. Not current Colorado/Tacoma/etc.

If Jeep built that Renegade Pickup (?Comanche?); I would but in heart beat (especially turbo 4/6 speed) as it is correct size; I don't need seating for 6, 2 is fine - does need to be hard top - I live in Canada after all..

I've given Hyundai until end of this month. If they haven't announced, I'll buy something else.
 

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Hyundai , Build it they will sell !!

If Hyundai doesn't build the Santa Cruz they will be missing out on a lot of sells.
I like many others miss the compact pickups, not everybody likes to drive a land based aircraft carrier.We want a truck that is stylish, easy to park and drive with a cargo bed that you don't need a ladder to use. So, Hyundai, build the " **** Thing" and create and new segment in the trucks for people to chose from.
 

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This is turning into Hyundais version of the "Elio " I'm afraid ,starting to lose interest myself,maybe the semi comittment to the diesel engine is holding things back .
 

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When: Perhaps it will be introduced this year at a North American Auto Show as a 2017 or 2018 model.

How do we know: “It hasn’t been officially announced yet. Our timing is not crossing our fingers and waiting for approval, it’s trying to figure out when we’re going to announce it.” said Hyundai USA CEO Dave Zuchowski in January 2016.

What makes it important: Hyundai’s first U.S. lifestyle pickup that will compete with the new Honda Ridgeline.

Rumor: The Santa Cruz may tow a jet ski or two but don’t except it to tow anymore than 3,000 pounds.
Come on Santa Cruzzzzz!
 

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Yeah, the longer I wait the less interested I am getting now :(
Hyundai could care less since they know they're getting in early on a segment of truck that's going to get some good volume and momentum of sales going on.

We just have to be patient. It could however be an excuse for you to get something temporary.
 
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