Hyundai Truck N Variant on the Table
Although we are still waiting for the official release of a new Hyundai pickup truck, Hyundai decision-makers are already discussing the idea of a Hyundai truck N variant with the performance capabilities to take on Ford’s popular Ranger Raptor model.
This truck has been in the works at Hyundai for a while now. Originally, it debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit back in 2015 as the Santa Cruz concept. We expect it to debut in 2021, but Hyundai has not officially confirmed this. There’s even less clarity around when a potential N performance variant would be available for the Hyundai pickup.
Reports out of Motoring state that the Hyundai truck N variant should be more aggressively styled and feature a long-travel suspension. Though nothing is official, the best guess is that the truck would be powered by a more potent version of the 2.0-liter turbo engine that currently powers the i30 N. Motoring predicts that the engine could pump out up to 301 horsepower and rocket the truck from 0 to 62 mph in fewer than 7 seconds.
We still don’t know much about the forthcoming Hyundai truck, so check in regularly for updates on the new model.