Hyundai has decided to tap into the increasingly popular truck market, which made up all three of the top-selling vehicles of 2020. Next year, the Santa Cruz will debut after years of being floated as a concept truck. This will be Hyundai’s first vehicle with a cargo bed, making this a very compelling release. This functional mid-size truck model looks to compete with similar models like the Honda Ridgeline, and its distinctive and unique features will certainly set it apart.
The Santa Cruz will be fully customizable upon its release, including size and capacity of its engine and performance. A 190 horsepower four-cylinder engine comes standard, but a stronger 275 horsepower option will be available for consumers looking for a little more punch. Both choices pair with a versatile eight-speed automatic transmission with all-wheel drive available, ensuring a smooth ride for passengers. The strongest Santa Cruz will be able to tow 5,000 pounds, while the standard model can pull a respectable 3,500.
The cabin and interior space of the newest Santa Cruz is one of the most up-to-date in the model’s history with new accommodating features. It will now be the only mid-size pickup to offer a digital gauge cluster, setting it apart from its competitors. Its in-bed trunk is spacious and convenient for everyday storage, and its passenger legroom is comfortable enough to keep everyone satisfied.
Modern technology has made its way to the Santa Cruz, with impressive digital connectivity and safety features. Its new infotainment screen connects wirelessly to Apple Carplay and Android Auto to keep everyone plugged in on the go. Remote start and door locking are new to this model, allowing maximum convenience. Collision warning, automated emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring are important new technologies that always keep drivers and their passengers safe.
Hyundai understands that one of the current automotive trends is the increasing popularity of trucks. Their upcoming 2022 Santa Cruz model starts out at a very reasonable $25,000, and its performance, new look, and safety features make it a bargain when compared to competitors. If you’re interested in purchasing a Hyundai of your own, or any make and model, you can browse through our wide-ranging inventory on our website here.