A Hyundai compact crossover is destined for the U.S., but it won’t be the recently revealed Creta.
Despite being billed as a global model, the Hyundai Creta compact crossover isn’t destined for the U.S. because it’s not “the right fit” according to Hyundai North America’s CEO, Dave Zuchowski. Still, the Korean automaker has its eyes set on adding what Zuchowski calls a “B-segment SUV” to its lineup, in order to compete with models such as the Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, Chevrolet Trax, Kia Soul and the new Honda HR-V.
Although the Creta actually fits the requirements for the market, Zuchowski said that “edgier styling will be really important in that segment.”
Instead, the CEO hinted that we should think of the Nissan Juke as a reference for the future crossover, meaning it won’t be afraid to think outside the box and go with what will likely be controversial styling, something the Hyundai Creta does not have.
With the Santa Cruz pickup expected to get greenlit this November, the compact crossover should debut at about the same time as the production truck in 2017.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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