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We Ask If Korea's Unibody Pickup Concept Has A Chance To Find Showrooms

Hyundai's HCD-15 Santa Cruz concept confirmed that the company is keeping an eye on America's pickup market. But how likely is the Korean automaker to get into the game?


Sometimes the best ideas come from fresh eyes, and a group of design students from Istituto Europeo di Design – better known as IED – are out to prove that sentiment with this striking Hyundai PassoCorto concept. This two-seat thesis project of the Master of Arts in Transportation Design program for the Turin, Italy school will be officially unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 4.


We may still be several months off from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, but it's apparently not too early for Hyundai to give us a glimpse at what to expect when the Palexpo's doors open in March.


Hyundai has decided to drop a little gift ahead of the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. Yes, we said Geneva, which means this teaser comes a full three months before the curtains drop on its official debut.


As you probably know, Hyundai is bringing a fuel cell concept CUV, the i-Blue, to the Frankfurt Motor Show from its design center in Chiba, Japan. Hyundai hasn't released much new information on the car, but we do have two new pictures to show. Click on the image above for a larger version of the i-Blue and go behind the jump for another high-res view.


There's one real easy way to tell whether the car model you're looking at online is available in the U.S. or European market. If you see these words: "a choice of three gasoline and three diesel engines, combined with manual or automatic transmission," you can bet it's not American. That's the case with Hyundai's new i30, the first Hyundai to fall under the company's new vehicle nomenclature (more details on that on Tuesday). The i30 will be available throughout Europe this summer as a 5-door ha


This is how they do it; just dribble information out a little bit at a time. Hyundai is teasing with this drawing for one of two new vehicles it will debut in Geneva next month. Hyundai says this CUV will be better for the environment and for nearby walkers:

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