At first glance, 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is different from the other trucks, mostly because of the soft edges and unseen before this particularly exterior design. As the people from Hyundai said, this truck is for those who had never had a truck before, so it is normally to be different from the known and expected robust trucks which we had a chance to see on the market. However, this truck has been waiting for his chance couple of the years until now, when we expect him in great attire. If you are still not sure because of the design, wait to see the engine and the cabin comfort, so maybe will then decide to buy one of these.
As we said, 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a soft and rounded truck, with the slightly redesigned front end from the last similar model from Hyundai, Ridgeline. Wide front grille, with magnificent mesh in the middle of it, is rounded with chrome, while LED front lights perfectly follow the shape of the hood and front edge. The side of the truck has a visible dent on the bottom of the doors. The truck behind is maybe smaller than we used to see on the trucks, but that is an additional space inside of the cabin. The rear end is flat with thin rear lights and not many details.
As we said, 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz has very large and comfort cabin, with great additions and devices inside. Hyundai will never leave the buyers without modern technology and safety system, so we should expect it, even nobody has confirmed that yet. The extra space got thanks to the shorting the truck provides much more space for the passengers in the third row and maybe the optional bed for the drivers on the long driving. We also expect slightly lower position of the driver, as on other trucks nowadays.
The basic model of 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz has 2.0-liter petrol engine with 240 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. The higher version will get a stronger 3.3-liter V6 engine with almost 300 horsepower. Both engines get six-speed automatic transmission, and send the driving strength to the front wheels, with the optional all-wheel driving system. There are rumors that Hyundai considers of making the hybrid version of the same engine, but we cannot confirm that yet. As the drivers said, this truck is stable and safe in driving, has better and faster acceleration and answers on every off-road challenge.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date and Price
Even though most of the information we said here has not been confirmed yet, is likely that 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be on the road at the end of this year and offered to the buyers for the price of $25,000.