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When sports car-styling meets pickup truck, you get the Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Concept, unveiled at NAIAS in Detroit yesterday. It’s nimble enough to navigate city streets and cramped parking lots in daily driving, but large enough to transport cargo on the weekends. Equipped with Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive system, it’s powered by a 2.0L turbo diesel engine that generates 190 hp (142 kW) and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque, with fuel economy in the high 30 mpg (around 6.2 L/100 km) range. Continue reading for the full unveiling, more pictures and additional information.
“The four-door concept has seating for five, with access to the rear seats provided by rear-hinged doors that blend with the front doors and share a door handle recess. It features a wide stance and aggressive side profile rake, with an upright, hexagonal grille up front framed by dual lens-free, honeycombed headlamp protectors and LED fog lamps in the lower corners,” reports Gizmag.