Its official! The Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept bakkie has been named best concept of 2015. The announcement was made at the recent North American Concept Vehicle of the Year (NACVOTY) Awards event.
Santa Cruz is one of the latest Hyundai concept cars and made its first debut at the North American International Auto Show earlier this year.
The NACVOTY awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry.
More than two dozen jurors participated in a selection process that involved a total of 30 vehicles, each introduced to North America during this season’s auto shows in Los Angeles, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto and New York.
The innovative Hyundai Santa Cruz crossover truck concept reflects a completely new interpretation of truck utility for a new generation of buyers. The Santa Cruz concept meets the unspoken needs of a growing millennial lifestyle that Hyundai calls “urban adventurers.”
This new crossover provides urban adventurers the expandable utility they need throughout their active week from work-life professionalism to social interests to a variety of outdoor pursuits -without the typical compromises they have come to expect from the industry’s current product offerings.
The Santa Cruz concept is purposely compact, and although it features four doors and seating for five, its overall footprint is similar to that of a small CUV.