It appears Hyundai is being serious about pushing into the pick-up truck market – following in the footsteps of the Santa Cruz concept shown at Detroit last year is the Hyundai Creta STC concept, unveiled at the 2016 Sao Paulo Auto Show and, as the name suggests, is based on the Creta B-segment crossover.

The STC, which stands for Sport Truck Concept, measures 4.65 metres long, 1.85 metres wide and 1.63 metres tall, with a wheelbase that is 2.8 metres long. Compared to the Creta, it is 38 cm longer and 7 cm wider, while its wheelbase stretches 21 cm longer.

Painted bright green, the STC certainly looks more extroverted than its cousin, with slimmer LED headlights flanking Hyundai’s new cascading grille, blade-shaped LED tail lights, large front and rear skid plates, tow hooks, slim door mirrors and massive 21-inch wheels.


The truck features a space cab with suicide doors, and the bed measures 1.30 metres long, 1.29 metres wide and a 0.51 m high, with a capacity of 850 litres. No technical details have been revealed just yet, but this small pick-up could make use of the Creta’s 1.6 litre and 2.0 litre naturally-aspirated petrol engines, as well as 1.4 litre and 1.6 litre turbodiesels – all mated to six-speed manual and automatic transmissions.

A production Creta pick-up truck would go up against other small trucks sold in the Latin American region, such as the Renault Duster Oroch and the Fiat Toro. What do you think of a small Korean pick-up?