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Hyundai Santa Cruz

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Looks amazing. Finally something different. We have the same style vehicles for like forever.
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HOT. Going to place a deposit as soon as possible. Perfect city truck dimensions. Tacoma going to lose sales to this. I don't think the Ford Maverick will be better than this. Subaru Baja reborn but executed better. I hope this segment becomes populated with other offerings.

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North America use to have these utes. They disappeared but stayed popular in Australia. This ute is the perfect size for many people who want the utility of a pickup but not the size of a pickup like the Ridgeline.
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Will sell like hot cakes. Hyundai is on fire lately.
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Looks like garbage.

Just search for Renault Oroch, some third world countries have it. This Hyundai idea looks third world to me.

It was a bad idea with Chevrolet El Camino, bad idea in the Subaru incarnation, bad idea with the Renault version, and definitely a bad idea with Hyundai
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This is the Renault version.

Looks good on paper. Until you sit in it and look closer.

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It looks pretty decent inside and out, but I have to wonder who exactly is this marketed to?

How many of the pickup driver crew are looking for a four door Korean pickup with a small tiny back bed?
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motomondo wrote: This is the Renault version.

Looks good on paper. Until you sit in it and look closer.

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Ziggy007 wrote: It looks pretty decent inside and out, but I have to wonder who exactly is this marketed to?

How many of the pickup driver crew are looking for a four door Korean pickup with a small tiny back bed?
Apparently they are marketed for "adventure" type people. I would almost consider one(used) if I was single and in my 20's.
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Ziggy007 wrote: How many of the pickup driver crew are looking for a four door Korean pickup with a small tiny back bed?
zero. it's like a ridgeline but even less capable and the ridgeline is already a butt of jokes

i suspect this is going to be marketed to city-slicker-adventurists in their early 20s.

i would rather see the revival of station wagons than this / cuv stuff. more practical but less image.
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Isn't there some other small, unibody pickup coming to market soon? I remember seeing something about it in the automotive news a while ago, can't remember exactly what though. I think it was FWD too. And the styling was lot more subtle.
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derass wrote: Isn't there some other small, unibody pickup coming to market soon? I remember seeing something about it in the automotive news a while ago, can't remember exactly what though. I think it was FWD too. And the styling was lot more subtle.
2022 Ford Maverick. Don't know why they would want to revive that name, the original Ford Maverick was a blah sedan.

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