Marcus De Guzman / Hyundai | November 15, 2016 09:48
Hyundai gets edgy with all-new Creta STC concept pickup
The Hyundai Santa Cruz concept might not be the only pickup offering the Korean automaker will have in their lineup. Making its world debut at the 2016 Sao Paolo Motor Show is the brand's newest pickup concept -- the Creta STC. Short for 'Sport Truck Concept', it appears Hyundai aims to make a sportier, more agile pickup that is underpinned by the compact Creta platform.
Finished in a unique bright green hue, the aggressive styling of the Creta STC follows the Santa Cruz's design philosophy. Up front, it has Hyundai's signature trapezoidal grill that is then flanked by thin headlights and strips of LED daytime running lights (DRLs).
Towards the side, it has a futuristic profile that blends sharp angles and long character lines. In addition, the single cab pickup concept has overly-large 21-inch alloy wheels, suicide doors, aerodynamic side mirrors, a rear diffuser with dual exhausts and a high-mounted stop lamp integrated on the sport bar.
Size-wise, the Creta STC concept measures in at 4,650mm long, 1,850mm wide and 1,630mm tall. Wheelbase comes in at 2,800mm long. Side by side with the Creta, the concept is 380mm longer, 70mmm wider and has a longer wheelbase by 210mm.
The exact powertrain was not detailed but it could be driven by the Creta's current engine lineup. In India, the Creta is available with three engines. The first two are turbo-diesels which come in at 1.4- and 1.6-liter displacements, with the latter producing 128 PS. The last motor is a gasoline-fed 1.6-liter engine that puts out 123 PS and benefits from dual VTVT.
Actual production of the Creta STC concept has not yet been confirmed. However, Hyundai will reportedly start production of the Santa Cruz this November.