We can now finally put this rumor to rest; there will be no pickup trucks coming from Hyundai anytime soon. That’s what the horse’s mouth made very clear when the Korean automaker shut down the rumor that was floating around last week involving Hyundai being in talks with Chrysler LLC to sell a version of the Dodge Ram pick-up re-badged under Hyundai in the US.

In a statement released by Hyundai, the automaker said: ""Hyundai Motor Co. denies that there are any current plans to bring a pickup truck of any type into the U.S. now or in the foreseeable future."

"Hyundai is not in discussion with Chrysler in regard to a selling a rebadged Chrysler Corp pickup truck, or any other vehicle, in the U.S," the statement concluded.

So there you have it, fellas. There won’t be a re-badged Dodge Ram pickup truck in Hyundai’s future, now or in the foreseeable future.

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Source: Hyundai

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5 comments:

  (815) posted on 05.24.2010

For sure hyundai wanted to sell their truck on asian country first before selling it to US and Europe.

  (858) posted on 05.20.2010

I drove a 2010 GMC Savana with the Duramax. Honestly, I thought it was pretty fun to drive! It handled decently, compared to our 98 F150, which for a truck doesn’t handle that bad either.

  (392) posted on 05.19.2010

I guess those plans will be a failure because they don’t really have the guts in pursuing those plans and aside from that their competitors are always getting ready with their plans. So I guess, it’ll be unsuccessful.

  (367) posted on 05.19.2010

Why is honda making also a pick up truck?

  (347) posted on 05.18.2010

Hmm I guess hyundai is aiming their pick up trucks to asian countries. What do you think?

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