Should Hyundai Build an SUV Version of the Santa Cruz Pickup?
The Hyundai Santa Cruz is built on the N3 platform
which is also the basis for a number of other cars
including the Sonata and Staria, Tucson, Kia Carnival, and Sorento, to mention a few.
Because they already have the Tucson for that purpose
it wouldn't really make sense for Hyundai to try their luck with a brand-new small crossover.
If they did, it would ultimately cannibalise it and its cousin
the Sportage from Kia, and no one wants that—well,
at least not anybody who isn't a senior executive at the Korean automaker
Now, although an SUV version of the Santa Cruz—make that a crossover instead
would make absolutely no sense in The actual world has lately been shown by kelsonik on Instagram
using a "Shadow Line" technique. As a result,
in addition to the newly designed back end
which has a huge trunk and three-quarter windows, it also includes other things.