Ever since the concept of the Hyundai Santa Cruz was dropped at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, the fans have been waiting for this next-generation pickup and its innovative features. The Company has confirmed that the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup is about to hit the roads soon, but it has not made an official announcement yet.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz will definitely represent an unusual and innovative type of pickup. First of all, its design will be more of a crossover SUV-like. Some would say that its styling has been largely inspired by the popular Santa Fe crossover. However, the new Santa Cruz will share the platform and some other features with the Tucson crossover. When it comes to appearance, we can say that the next-generation Santa Cruz will get a real futuristic look. One of the innovations that you will notice about this pickup is its extended cargo bed as well as tailgate extension. The cargo bed can be so stretched out that you will never have to worry about the type of load you carry. However, this pickup has not been quite working or towing-oriented. It is more of an everyday pickup truck that will not let you down in traffic jams.
We must admit that the information about the interior of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz has been quite mysterious. The cabin of this pickup should be very comfortable and able to accommodate up to five adult passengers. There will be plenty of headroom and legroom for you and your passengers. The cargo space will not let you down either due to the extended bed that we have already mentioned. The seats will probably be covered in fine leather, at least in higher trim levels. The dashboard and technology features should be upgraded as well, so you can hope for the latest infotainment and entertainment system provided on a touch-screen display in the center console. The new Santa Cruz should also include the necessary safety systems and driver assist features.
According to the information our team has got, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz should be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel. Such an engine is expected to deliver up to 190 horsepower and, believe it or not, 330 pound-feet of torque. Hyundai might offer both gas and diesel versions, but this has not been confirmed either. You will probably be able to choose between an all-wheel and a front-wheel drive.
2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Release Date and Price
When it comes to release date of the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz, this model should probably hit the roads by the end of 2018 or in early 2019. The estimated price of this pickup starts at $25,000 before options.