Meanwhile there are many already in people’s garages and driveways…🙄
That’s my best guess. They want to try to minimize consumer frustration by waiting for more models to be produced before allowing full reviews.I found it strange that there's an embargo on not reviewing this amazing vehicle. But why? Doesn't hyundai want free advertising? Or is it an inventory thing?
They're not going to steal much thunder. Frontier buyers may have SOME overlap with folks thinking of a Santa Cruz, but not a ton, I'm sure ... then again, Hyundai says it's not a truck, so why try to steal truck thunder? The main thunder they have to combat is the Maverick's ... and they've been doing a horrible job at it, even if the Mav won't be in people's driveways for several more months. Also read this - 40-mpg Ford Maverick hybrid pickup will be in tight supply, Escape Hybrid is now widely available (greencarreports.com) Wonder how many will hold out for the "40mpg" they've been raving about, and how many actually want it regardless of the powertrain. (I also love how many times I read about 40mpg in the same line with 4k towing ... but nobody points out that you can't have both at the same time.)So, I know the New Nissan Frontier Review Embargo also ends 8/10. They likely want to steal their thunder.
I was frustrated with this until I realized you don't need a build site due to the limited options offered on the SC. You pick a trim, FWD or AWD, exterior color and interior color, that's it... and the website lists all of this. There is only one package, the SEL Activity with all the other accessories (eventually becoming) available from your local dealer.And we can't even build one in the website yet, even though they're already hitting dealer lots!
Build and Price will be available as we go forward. Typical for a new vehicle with 4 basic trims which are "locked" for now. Once inventory improves and there are many trim levels with options, the build will be turned on... basically it is a filter/selection form.I was frustrated with this until I realized you don't need a build site due to the limited options offered on the SC. You pick a trim, FWD or AWD, exterior color and interior color, that's it... and the website lists all of this. There is only one package, the SEL Activity with all the other accessories (eventually becoming) available from your local dealer.
🤔 Might be worth it to stay up tonight and see. There is probably some YT channels trying to get the jump on the others. Hoping Car and Driver, Motortrend, etc also have reviews tomorrow.Anyone think that reviews will be up at 12:01 Am EST, 9pm PST?
If so, too bad these aren't sold in Australia!
Has to do a better job than the fwd only Sonata N-Line and Kia K5 GT. I have been watching with interest everything the Hyundai Motor Group has been putting this powertrain combo in. I am very impressed so far with the 2.5T and 8spd DCT, just hope it's a practical application in the SC.Redline review publishes their's pretty much the moment the embargo lifts, so I would assume midnight EST
and Sofyan would definitely go pedal to the metal on that turbo SC, we shall see if the AWD can help keep the power down without too much tire spinning