The 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a pickup truck that is likely to hit production in a two year time. Hyundai has some good and ambitious plan for the future. After introducing numerous sedans and SUVs, this car giant is turning its focus to the pickup trucks.
This pickup truck will according to the concept photos look very modern and stylish. The 2020 Santa Cruz will ride on the same platform as the established Tucson. The interior is looking brilliant and the driving manners are SUV-like.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz exterior will use some cues from the Santa Fe crossover
The upcoming 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz will arrive with more than interesting look. Its styling is similar to the Hyundai’s crossovers and SUVs. However, this is a pickup truck, so the rugged exterior is present. The B-pillar brings something new to the segment as the Santa Cruz looks more extended than the regular truck.
The bed area is directly connected to the cab which is another innovative styling cue. Plenty of lines and features are taken from the Santa Fe crossover and Genesis sedan. The two-pain color scheme is available and the combination of lighter and darker colors is looking astonishing.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz interior will get a great ambient lighting
As this is still a concept, it is hard to figure out how the interior will look. On the other hand, this is an all-new model, so features such as touchscreens, storage bins, and all-digital gauges are expected. The upcoming 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz will for sure arrive with numerous trim levels and it will offer seats for five passengers.
Moreover, navigation, Bluetooth and similar amenities will be standard for sure. The comfort is great for a pickup truck, and leather seats will be optional. Plenty of wood trims in a combination with great ambient lighting and modern-looking buttons will please all of the customers.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz powertrain details
The approaching 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz will arrive with the 3.3-liter powertrain. This engine is under the hood of the Santa Fe model and it can produce 285 HP. Thanks to this unit, the new Santa Cruz reaches from 0 to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.
The U.S. model will for sure get a diesel variant. The most likely outcome is a 2.0-liter unit. This four-cylinder output is capable of producing a similar number of horses like the standard powertrain.
However, the number of twists will increase, slightly above 300 lb-ft. The fuel economy is unknown at the moment, but according to rumors, this segment should deliver great numbers, close to 35mpg. An 8-speed transmission will come as standard, and we are yet to find out if there will be any optional gearboxes. The ride should be smooth and quiet, as this pickup delivers SUV-like driving manners.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz price and release date
When it arrives, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz will compete with the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.
There is no clue about the pricing, but we can expect the competitive price that is in line with those competitors. According to our reliable sources, the Santa Cruz will go on sale in the first half of 2020.