Hyundai has left this exciting crossover truck concept at the Detroit Show 2015. Called 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz, this truck is driving a 2.0-liter diesel engine that develops 190 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. It also features an all-wheel drive HTRAC system and promises to get 30 mpg on the highway.
Santa Cruz Concept
The Santa Cruz concept has a bed extender that allows the entire bed to be extended, giving the truck approximately the same size as the average when pulled out. Hyundai says it drafted this concept to go after CUV and Sedan customers so towing and payload are not a priority during the design. Hyundai executives have confirmed that Santa Cruz will begin production, likely to arrive in 2018 as a 2019 model.
Santa Cruz Platform
Hyundai is working on a lifestyle pickup, which will share the platform with a compact Tucson crossover. Pickup-based cars like Honda Ridegline or Subaru Steel are no longer used to go for design reviews in early August, and car manufacturers will lock in the final design. The last truck can have a gasoline or diesel engine. Hyundai is developing a four-cylinder diesel engine to introduce the new luxury brand Genesis in Europe within a few years, and Zuchowski says he sees the new Santa Cruz and Santa Fe full as a diesel candidate to America. UNION.
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to be powered by a four-cylinder turbodiesel, which also drives several Genesis badged models. Industry experts also expect the Hyundai Pickup to have a crossover suspension type. It translates into smoother driving and is able to offer off-road capabilities and first-class towing. Traveling in Jeep Wrangler, Santa Cruz is here? Well, not enough, but no one knows exactly.
Release Date and Price
Zuchowski sees potential lifestyle pickups if executed and priced correctly. The Santa Cruz concept presented at the 2015 North American International Automotive Exhibition is a crossover with expandable beds for shoppers who, in the past, bought more trucks than needed. The price starts at around $ 25,000.