Hyundai presented its latest concept at the Detroit Auto Show and they finally revealed that the long-anticipated Santa Cruz would be based on the concept. The only carmaker that hasn’t a pickup truck in its lineup is Hyundai, and it seems that things will be changed for the 2016 model year. Their new Santa Cruz will be unique in every way. It is actually something between crossover and a pickup box. The company said that this vehicle will be aimed at younger generations of buyers. Read the article below and find out why the 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz should be on your list if you want to buy a car in the near future.
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Exterior
The company won’t build unique vehicle, well, actually it will be unique but it will be created by using components and architecture of the Hyundai Tucson SUV. The newcomer will probably be an all-wheel drive model. The main reason why we consider the new Santa Cruz unique is the fact that it is a pickup, but it isn’t a rugged body-on-frame vehicle. It will be smaller than the Nissan Frontier, the Toyota Tacoma, and the Chevrolet Colorado.
Those who look for a comfort of an SUV and a practicality of a pickup should definitely buy the new Hyundai Santa Cruz 2016. The newcomer looks contemporary and stylish. Many people would say that it looks rather futuristic. The front fascia is decorated with hexagonal grille and specially designed fog lights with LED technology. Moreover, the vehicle comes with a set of striking alloy wheels and Michelin tires. 21 and 19 inch alloy wheels will be offered.
Hyundai Santa Cruz 2016 Interior
As for the interior, it is also expected to be futuristic and enriched with latest technological features and premium materials. Official details about the cabin of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz are yet to be announced. A great number of safety features is also expected. A navigation system, rear parking sensor, airbags, and other driver assists are highly anticipated.
As for the standard equipment, some trusted sites reported that the customers will be offered USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, premium audio system, simple and yet functional touchscreen display, among many others. We still don’t know what kind of materials will be used to cover surfaces inside of cabin, but we assume that those will be premium materials such as leather or even carbon-fiber.
Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine
The brand-new Hyundai Santa Cruz will use a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbodiesel power unit. The engine will enable you to get the maximum output of 190 ponies and 300 pound-feet of torque. It will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 8.2 seconds with the maximum speed rated at 115 mph.
This won’t be the only engine option though. A 2.4 liter engine and 2.0 liter turbo engine will also be available. Thanks to the powerful and efficient engine options, fuel economy is rated at 30 mpg highway. A 7-speed auto unit will be the only transmission option.
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release date
The long anticipated 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz will go on sale in late 2015 or in early 2016.