We are not expecting to see anything of the Hyundai Santa Cruz before the start of a new decade despite the fact that the design of the vehicle is said to be more or less completed. It seems that the car maker feels it isn’t the right time to launch the vehicle yet.
The production version design is said to have now been finalized and it is thought that perhaps it might show up at the 2016 LA Auto Show or perhaps the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.
The proportions and shape of the vehicle should remain much the same, while some of the more aggressive lines and contours may be smoothed out to make the vehicle easier on the eye when it goes into production.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz was announced very close to the second generation of the Honda Ridgeline and it is thought that when the Cruz arrives it will be taking on the Subaru Outback and Honda HR-V, along with the crossover which comes from the Ram 1500.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz has been based around the Hyundai Tucson and this means that it isn’t going to be able to double up as a workhorse, like the Honda Ridgeline can. It may be classed as a pickup but it is more like a crossover that comes with a bed.