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05-23-2005, 12:27 PM
I talked our hyundai mechanic and he told me that hyundai gave the green light for a us pickup truck. He also told me that he has seen a picture of a pickup from hyundai that looked a lot like a smaller version of the titan. Supposedly a mid size. I also found this article <A HREF="http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3165/is_10_40/ai_n6228404" TARGET="_blank">http://www.findarticles.com/p/...28404</A> <br>has anyone heard anything?

05-23-2005, 01:55 PM
Interesting rumor, but no spy pics: Can we move this to another section?

05-23-2005, 04:21 PM
I read in an auto magazine that Hyundai would start out with a heavy duty model, and is working on development with International Trucks.

05-24-2005, 06:58 AM
I read an interviewq with Hyundai's chairman in which that question and the question of a luxury brand were posed. If I recall correctly, his answer was something to the effect that hyundai's focus for the next few yerars will be on becoming a valid alternative to the main market players and to improve that which they already do, before moving into other market segments (ie, trucks and luxury vehicles). The plans are there, but as understand it, nothing has been approved.

05-24-2005, 08:46 AM
That is great news! That said, Hyundai needs to work hard to bring this pickup here to the US; regardless the size (large, mid-size, or small), all three segments are very competitive. The market for pickups is nearly saturated but there are still rooms for automakers such as Hyundai to market its first truck in the US...Nissan did very well, still waiting for the result from Honda - so it can be done...and it looks like Hyundai would be next in line <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

05-24-2005, 09:44 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is great news!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not news. Still a rumor. Let's see of our sources can provide any info that might confirm or disprove it.

05-25-2005, 07:58 AM
A compact pick up would also improve Hyundai's competitiveness in ASEAN markets as well as Latin America. I am surprised they haven't built one yet.

05-26-2005, 03:51 AM
This makes very good sence, so i dont see a reason why not. I mean Hyundai is doing so well in the US, so trucks would be the next logical step for them to fully crack to US market!<p>A bit offtopic, but there is the chick where i live who has converted her Excel into a ute! LOL, its ugly but different nonetheless!

05-26-2005, 05:12 AM
It will no doubt be a Kia badged vehicle. Kia has shown a concept pickup and they have said that they want to enter that market.

06-08-2005, 06:23 AM
I went to hyundai training yesterday and it was announced that the truck project was pushed back in favor of the accent hybrid.....

06-08-2005, 08:36 AM
Okay, I'll repeat myself once more. When you see Hyundai break ground on a body on frame plant here in the states, then start the truck rumors. There is no truck, there's no reason for a truck. Sorry, I know some of you guys are really hoping, but it's not gonna happen. At the very least, not for the next 5 years.

06-08-2005, 09:35 AM
The article is from Oct of last year, and I don't think anything has happened since then. The Kia Mohave concept that was shown was just a concept and nothing more.<p>I am sure hyundai will want to enter the pickup market, but challenging the F150, and domestics won't be easy if you ask me, unless they really mean it. I am curious to see if they will do something along the lines of the Honda Ridgeline or something more F-150.<p>I don't see many Nissan titans on the road here, rare, mostly the domestics. I am not sure how it's in the states though.<p>If hyundai plans to introduce a pickup, which I am sure they will, it's a segment in the US that can't be overlooked, design work might have started but it doesn't mean it's approved. Same thing happened with the bmw 6er, design was started, but it wasn't approved until a year or so later into production. <p>So technically design on the pickup is underway, but I don't think it's approved.

06-08-2005, 11:59 AM
Well I have heard that the "chicken tax" on imported trucks is going to be possibly lifted due to "free trade," so this may come earlier than 5 years away. And also, Hyundai could develop the pickup for world markets first.

06-08-2005, 11:37 PM
The Titans doing ok here in the states. Nissan and Toyota always have the biggest sales increases every month(lately) and for Nissan most of the new sales are from trucks.<p>The Kia Mojave concept was pretty nice and was well received by the media. I could see it up against the Tacoma, Frontier, and Dakota crowd, but with the recent brand strategy revision over at Hyundai/Kia I don't see a pickup in Kia's future...

06-11-2005, 07:35 AM
Well i think if Hyundai really want to crack the US market a truck is needed...like a 150 size one...

06-11-2005, 02:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CarMattZu777</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well I have heard that the "chicken tax" on imported trucks is going to be possibly lifted due to "free trade," so this may come earlier than 5 years away. And also, Hyundai could develop the pickup for world markets first. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>In all liklihood, Hyundai would build it for the US market and build it in the US, just like the new Sonata.<p>

Swallow Doretti
06-13-2005, 02:52 PM
There's been talk of the Chicken Tax going away for years. Don't bet on it happening anytime soon, though.<p>For a Hyundai or a Kia truck to happen, it would require a new factory here in the States first. Hyundai owns a lot of land out back of the new factory in Alabama it's not using yet...<p>Entering the US pick-up truck market for Hyundai is really a matter of when, not if. Pick-ups are the #1 most popular segment for vehicles in the States, and Hyundai wants to be a mainstream player, so pick-ups are where it's at. That said, when they do it, I don't see the truck being smaller than a Ridgeline, nor do I see it coming without a V8--especially since such an engine is in the development pipeline. <p>It'll be interesting to see what Hyundai does, and when they do it.

06-16-2005, 05:29 AM
I really see Hyundai positioning itself as a considerable threat to Honda. Its quality is strong, and its product line developing.

06-16-2005, 07:08 AM
I don't know about this truck. I think they should get the Terracan and Santafe right before expanding to the truck segment. They're both nearly there, but not quite as good as they should.<p>However, New Hyundais are always an interesting addition. I hope they get it right and start pressing hard on the pickup segment. It forces others to improve as well.

06-16-2005, 01:43 PM
In a Motor Trend issue I got earler this year, they said Hyundai's not going to make the same mistake Toyota did with their trucks in the 1980's and actually make one that's going to be a hardcore competitor. MT said they're currently working with International.