Capacity constraint the last hurdle for the launch of the Hyundai Creta Pickup - Report

23/10/2017 - 20:53 | ,   | Dhruv Saxena

Auto Esporte reports the production version of the Hyundai Creta STC (Creta pickup) will hit the Brazilian market by 2019. Hyundai unveiled the Creta STC (Sport Truck Concept) at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show.

Hyundai Creta pickup (Hyundai Creta STC) front three quarters
Production capacity at the will have to be increased at the Piracicaba factory in Brazil to accommodate an extra assembly line for the Hyundai Creta pickup.

Byung Kwon Rhim, Executive Vice President of Hyundai's International sales division, is quoted saying that the car is still in the study phase and the biggest problem is the production capacity of the Piracicaba factory in Brazil.

The plant in question currently has a capacity of 180,000 units a year. To accommodate the Creta pickup, a fourth assembly line will have to be added to increase production. This will not happen until 2019.

The Creta STC measures 4.65 metres in length, 1.85 metres in width and 1.63 metres in height, with a wheelbase of 2.8 metres. Compared to the Creta, it is 38 cm longer and 7 cm wider and has a 21 cm longer wheelbase. The Hyundai Creta pickup will be aimed at buyers looking for a product for recreational use and certainly not meant for heavy-duty usage. It will square off with the Renault Duster Oroch and the Fiat Toro in the South American market

Hyundai Creta pickup (Hyndai Creta Sport Truck Concept) to enter production in 2019
The Hyundai Creta pickup based on the Hyundai Creta STC will enter production in 2019. It will rival the Duster Oroch and Fiat Toro.

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Before the Hyundai Creta STC, the company will put the Santa Cruz pickup concept into production for the North American market. It will be based on the Tucson's platform and will be again aimed at recreational users.

[source - Auto Esporte]

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