The highly anticipated Hyundai Santa Cruz has finally made its global debut on Thursday. This Pick-Up concept was earlier showcased by Hyundai back in the year 2015 at 2015 Detroit Motor Show. Since then Hyundai Santa Cruz was in talks and gained a lot of attention of its rival companies and the buyers as well. After waiting for whole 6 years, the South Korean auto giant has finally launched its Pick-Up segment with the debut of Santa Cruz. The images of this sport adventure vehicle have been officially released by Hyundai’s U.S. arm. It is also been reported that Hyundai Santa Cruz is going to go on a sale later half of 2021 in the United States market.
Just like the 4th generation Hyundai Tucson SUV, the Hyundai Santa Cruz has been also based on on the same uni-body platform. The production version turns out to be a four-door crew cab which is totally different from the concept that was provided earlier. The fascia on the front seems to be on the basis of similar design lines that we can see in the new Tucson. Santa Cruz features the body of single body pickup truck which has been lowered into the segment.
In addition to that, the Hyundai Santa Cruz sports front or four wheel drive that has been featured with the same HTRAC control unit which was also used in the Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs fourth generation.
Also, the buyers are going to get an 8-inch infotainment screen that will be compatible with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto. For this, the buyers are going to get the choice to select between an 8-inch or 10-inch screen.
This Santa Cruz pick-up truck is featuring a 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine that is capable of producing 190 horsepower along with 245 Newton-meters of peak torque. In addition to that, the customers will get an optional turbocharged engine that is capable of delivering about 275 hp of power as well as 420 Nm of peak torque.
The buyers will also get options for Hyundai Santa Cruz alloy wheels. You can either choose 18-inch or can get the upgraded 20-inch alloy wheels which are the optional one. Furthermore, the wheelbase of Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up is 3,005 mm.
As of now, Santa Cruz has already started the production of the same at the Alabama assembly plant and is all set to go on sale this summer in the U.S. Right now, there is no any official announcement regarding its debut in Indian market, but it is expected that it will be available for sale in the country anytime soon.