It passed over four years given that Hyundai introduced a crossover-based pickup concept and still nothing. Rumors about the arrival of the production model have been spreading out for several years. However, it seems that the automaker doesn’t wish to hurry with the offer, and we’ve discovered the reason for delaying. According to SangYup Lee, head of the Hyundai Global Design Center in Korea, the carmaker altered its style method. More exactly, Hyundai is figured out to develop more unique models. Keeping that in mind, they’ve chosen to include more character to its future pickup truck, which will certainly see the light of day at some point next year as the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Rivals
Their concept is to make the crossover pickup looking a lot more progressive. This indicates absolutely nothing to us. Moreover, we would not mind seeing the truck heavily influenced by the concept. As far as we’ve heard, they are not making the 2021 Santa Cruz to be competitive with the recognized models such as the GMC Canyon, Chevy Colorado, Ford Ranger, or the Toyota Tacoma. Instead, they want to create a semi-segment where presently have simply one rival– the incredible Honda Ridgeline.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Design
Taking that into account, we conclude that the production version has to lose the concept’s suicide doors. Instead of the extravagant feature, the unibody pickup truck will most probably host a four-door team cab. Given that it’s going to gain a compact footprint, the automaker will need to pick in between a roomy cabin and a huge bed. Naturally, there will be no compromise with convenience, so we wagered an extended-cab body design and a brief bed that will most likely have telescoping abilities. The 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will not provide too remarkable towing and transporting capabilities. No, it won’t be even near the previously mentioned body-on-frame pickup. On the other hand, it will provide far much better on-road handling and better fuel efficiency.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine
Speaking of fuel usage, when the concept made its debut, the car manufacturer assured over 30 mpg-range thanks to its turbo-diesel 2.0-liter inline-four engine with 190 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Well, the engine will not be readily available when the production version of the pickup arrives. However, some oil-burner alternative will be amongst engine alternatives. We bank on a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel four that pumps out 190 hp and 322 pound-feet. The carmaker will use a fuel model too, and this one will probably exploit a 235-hp 2.0-liter turbo. While the concept came fitted with basic all-wheel-drive, the entry-point 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck will utilize the front-wheel-drive for sure, while AWD remains an alternative for higher trims.