Report: Hyundai on the brink of approving new subcompact crossover and pickup for production

Hyundai surprised everyone at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year by bringing a new pickup truck concept to the table at the Cobo Center, to gauge interest and see if anyone would be interested in a Hyundai pickup.

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It turns out, there’s lots of interest, given that the midsize pickup segment is getting a reboot, thanks to some new entrants from General Motors in the form of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Toyota’s Tacoma also received a redesign while Nissan’s Frontier is next. And obviously, we’re still waiting to see what Ford has to say about this, given their Ranger was once a popular choice among small and midsize pickup owners.

So the interest is there, but it still has to be approved for production, which Hyundai is apparently close to doing, according to The Detroit Bureau.

In addition to the new pickup truck, Hyundai Motor America’s CEO, Dave Zuchowski, hinted that a new subcompact crossover is on the way to duke it out with the Chevy Trax, the Jeep Renegade, and Honda HR-V. Not much more is known about it, but Hyundai’s matching everyone else’s move to remain competitive. And we’re rooting for them.

Source: The Detroit Bureau

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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