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Awesome! There's even a little countdown going on that page.
At the time of this post, here's what the count down is at:

Day: 01
Hours: 23
Minutes: 17
Seconds: 25

The clock is ticking :D
 

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US spec 2016 Tucson live streaming reveal from the NY auto show.

Make sure to tune in April 1, 3:55pm EST
3:55? Heck, I was already planning on stopping whatever I was doing at work; now, I won't be able to feel like I got away with something!

I'm also assuming that you meant EDT, not EST, true?
 

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3:55? Heck, I was already planning on stopping whatever I was doing at work; now, I won't be able to feel like I got away with something!

I'm also assuming that you meant EDT, not EST, true?
I've never paid attention to that. Yes, EDT. Or I'll just always use ET. :p
 

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So are we thinking that the front end of the Tucson is basically going to be the same as the Santa Cruz when it eventually comes out. If its based on the same platform, does that mean that they will be similar in size?
 

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https://www.hyundaiusa.com/all-new-tucson/

No diesel. No manual.

Available Highlights:

175-hp 1.6L GDI DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder turbocharged engine

7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)

Full LED headlights

High Intensity Discharge headlights with Dynamic Bending Lighting System (DBLS)

Heated front and rear seats
Active Safety Features (!)

Ventilated Front Seats



They sure didn't act like the Santa Cruz was on the back-burner. Now, after listening to their director of marketing after the presentation, I get the feeling the announcement is coming, maybe this week!
 

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So are we thinking that the front end of the Tucson is basically going to be the same as the Santa Cruz when it eventually comes out. If its based on the same platform, does that mean that they will be similar in size?
I don't think they will look exactly the same. I would expect the SC to be more masculine. Yes, they will be similar in size if they use the Tucson platform.
 

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Glad they brought other colors than the bronze. The blue was beautiful, the white was pretty good, as well.
 

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They sure didn't act like the Santa Cruz was on the back-burner. Now, after listening to their director of marketing after the presentation, I get the feeling the announcement is coming, maybe this week!
I'm not sure about this week, but he said they are holding something back.
 

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Well there you have it from Hyundai US president himself. Sounds like the Santa Cruz pretty much has a green light, but no official development work has begun, and it won't be able to start until November. From there they will accelerate the program.

Even with accelerating the program we're still at least 2 years out I'd say.
 

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They can only green-light in Feb or November? That sounds like GM, and I mean, the OLD one that died! C'mon, man!!!
 

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They can only green-light in Feb or November? That sounds like GM, and I mean, the OLD one that died! C'mon, man!!!
They only have so much resources and those resources are already busy working on current projects. You can't just suddenly dump something new onto their laps in the middle of the year. The vehicle development cycle is structured a certain way and according to him, new projects are initiated in February (which was too close to unveiling of the SC concept) and November.

Also keep in mind that they will need to expand their US manufacturing capacity if they want to sell the SC here.

All of this takes time. Notice how during the interview with the interior designer he couldn't think of a favorite feature because it was so long ago. It takes years to bring a vehicle to market.

Its good to know though that the SC is specifically a Hyundai USA effort.
 

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They only have so much resources and those resources are already busy working on current projects. You can't just suddenly dump something new onto their laps in the middle of the year. The vehicle development cycle is structured a certain way and according to him, new projects are initiated in February (which was too close to unveiling of the SC concept) and November.

Also keep in mind that they will need to expand their US manufacturing capacity if they want to sell the SC here.

All of this takes time.

Its good to know though that the SC is specifically a Hyundai USA effort.
Oh, I get that, Todd. I just hate (HATE!!!) the rigidity, the corporate chain of approvals. It absolutely destroyed a company that had a 60% market share and drove them out of business. No one could get ANYTHING done, because the suits had to get approval from the other suits!
 

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I just wonder what the production form will look like. Will it be very similar to the concept or will we get a truck that really isn't much like the Santa Cruz when all is said and done?
 
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