When i was at the pgh auto show, i asked the Hyundai rep about this and i was told they have successfully sold trucks for years abroad, but it's too expensive to modify it to get it through all the regulations we have, so it isn't likely, so apparantly trucks aren't anything new for Hyundai.
I agree. Recently, I happened to stumble upon an article about the Ford Ranger, and I was looking at the 2010 models and couldnt believe how similar they still look to the ones from the 1990s. So I went over to Wikipedia and read about the different model years, and found out that Ford had intended on discontinuing the Ranger, but because every other company that offered a small pickup, has sort of abanonded that market segment by making their trucks bigger and bigger, the Ford Ranger is now the only small pickup sold in the US. So Ford wisely decided to ride out the profit wave by offering an outdated pickup with a low power 4 cylinder, simply because no one else does.Would be a foolish move. I think they would do better offering a mini pickup like the old Nissan Frontiers (Hardbody) or old Toyota Tacoma with a 4 cyl, they are just not offered any more. I know I would be interested.
When I bought my Tacoma last year, I WISHED Hyundai marketed a truck that size. I would LOVE to have a Tacoma-sizedWould be a foolish move. I think they would do better offering a mini pickup like the old Nissan Frontiers (Hardbody) or old Toyota Tacoma with a 4 cyl, they are just not offered any more. I know I would be interested.