If BullittFan_Fords4Life’s response to Bahama Todd is indeed true, we may be seeing the production model of the Santa Cruz very soon, maybe even at next year’s North American International Auto Show in January. The Hyundai employee was not able to provide us with a release date or information about any upcoming official announcements, claiming that it’s “still pending” but he did confirm that Hyundai has approved of the Santa Cruz for the next step, production. The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept model first debuted at the 2015 NAIAS so Hyundai may surprise us again and reveal the production model at the same event in 2016.
Originally, we were expecting an announcement from Hyundai in November possibly at the L.A. Auto Show but nothing new has surfaced until now. Since BullittFan_Fords4Life will be attending factory mandated training seminars for the Santa Cruz, Hyundai may build a sale ready model soon if they are not already available for training. It’s highly unlikely that Hyundai will make their employees train on a concept car.
Does anyone think the production Santa Cruz will make an appearance at the 2016 NAIAS? If not, when do you think we'll see the finished truck?