Hyundai Creta Pickup Concept could spawn a production version to rival Fiat Toro and the Renault Duster Oroch
Hyundai surprised the gathered spectators and press alike when it broke covers off a brand new pickup truck concept at the ongoing 2016 Sao Paulo Motor Show. It is dubbed as the Creta STC Concept as it comes based on the compact SUV that has also been unveiled at the Brazilian motoring exhibition.
The Crete STC (Sport Truck Concept) is testament to the fact that Hyundai is looking to introduce products in the segments other than passenger vehicle space in the growing markets. As for Brazil, the concept does give a sneak-peek into a production pickup truck that could compete against the dominating Fiat Toro and the Renault Duster Oroch.
With the Duster derived utilitarian doing well in the market, it is obvious to have a similar UV based on the Creta. The standard Creta SUV measures 4.27 metres in length while the pickup concept is 38 cm longer. Featuring a width of 1.85 m with wheelbase of 2.80 m, the Creta STC betters its SUV sibling in both dimensions marginally but maintains the same height at 1.63 m.
It rides on 21-inch rims and utilises Pirelli 295/40 R21Scorpion Zero tyres. Hyundai hasn’t divulged any details about the powertrain but it is likely to get a 128 hp 1.6L Gamma and a 166 hp 2.0L Nu four-cylinder engine with standard two-wheel drive system from the Creta SUV. Build on an unibody construction, the Creta STC has a truck bed that measures 1.30 m in length, 1.29 m in width and 0.51 m in height with and 850-litre volume.
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The South Korean automaker has been believed to be focusing on younger buyers with a production version of the STC concept. Just like Mercedes-Benz did with the Class X luxury concept, this pickup truck could open doors for new opportunities in the lifestyle UV segment in the near future.
Hyundai Creta Pickup Truck Concept Images