The Hyundai Creta STC looks like a Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept’s brother


The Hyundai Creta STC, or Sport Truck Concept debuted at the 2016 Sao Paulo (Brazil) Motor Show. Similar to the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept we penned several posts about, the Hyundai Creta STC is based on the small Hyundai Creta crossover; a smaller-than-a-Hyundai-Tuscon crossover sold in other markets.

While it looks like the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept (unveiled at the 2015 NAIAS) it appears to be a smaller vehicle. It measures 183-inches in length, about 73-inches wide, around 64.2-inches high and it has a wheelbase that’s about 110-inches long. It looks like the Hyundai Creta STC has 850-liters (30-cu-ft) of cargo capacity too.


The bed has storage compartments, tie-downs and speakers on the back of the cab’s bulkhead. There is absolutely no information available about payload and towing ability, but if I were to guess – maybe it could hold 1,000 lbs and pull over 3,000… but that’s just my own speculation. Hell, they did’t even release power plant info; however, the Creta SUV has a 128 horsepower, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. There’s also a chance that it would get the small displacement diesel engine Hyundai builds as well.

If it is built, it would compete with the Chevrolet Montana and the Fiat Strada among others.


If it makes it to production, will it show up in U.S. dealerships? Probably not. Still, there is a ton of interest in the Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept in our market.

We’ll keep an eye on the Hyundai Creta STC.

Speaking of Hyundai pickup truck..

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