LOS ANGELES — Hyundai released the first images of the Santa Cruz compact pickup that goes on sale this year, featuring the brand's geometric styling language on a platform shared with the new-generation Tucson crossover now in production.
The world premiere of the Santa Cruz is scheduled for April 15, the automaker said Wednesday.
The four-door vehicle with a short cargo bed represents a blending of crossover and truck, with Hyundai calling the Santa Cruz a "sport adventure vehicle" rather than a pickup. Teaser sketches show the Santa Cruz name stamped on the tailgate.
The vehicle was previewed with a concept unveiled at the 2015 Detroit auto show.