2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Release Date

Friday, September 8th 2017 | Hyundai


If you think that the current pickups are too small while American has too big option and European has too weak, yet Japanese is too boring, you are not alone. Hyundai had the same thought and therefore they are creating something different. It is the new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz.  Rumors explained that the vehicle is still under the development. In fact, the company did not provide us a hint. We think that the idea is interesting. They are trying to find something like a gap, to fill the demand. Therefore, we expect that they really can turn their idea to a product.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup
2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Exterior

If we have to say, the design of 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz is striking even though everything is still in form of a concept and there is no final word from the company yet. It comes with something different that at this time, people keep supporting the company to produce it. The President of Hyundai U.S., David Zuchowski explained that the design was true, but the building is still unknown. We hope that they can tone down it significantly with the massive chin, great wheels, and sharp edges. We think it is not necessary for the company to redesign the main styling cues and the features of the vehicle.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior

The interior is the biggest issue for Hyundai. Their problem was there when they produced the predecessor of 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz. It sounds interesting that now they can develop most of their cars even better with more surprising changes. They even able to remove the hard plastics and the low build quality.

The cabin is going to have premium leather upholstery with nice accents complete the offer. It has superb quality construction. It is not a large pickup, but it is able to offer enough headroom and legroom. It is great if the company offers it with massive cargo volume especially the big bed in its back.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine

Likely, Hyundai is going to use the same engine as the Santa Fe. If not, they can use the engine from the Tucson. It means that there will be wider of engine options. The possible choice is a 1.6-liter unit turbocharged and T-GDI four-cylinder to make 177 hp and 195 pound-feet of torque. The next engine is the naturally aspirated version from the same 1.6 liter to make 132 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. There is also the new 2.0 MPI to create 150 hp and 141 lb-ft of torque. For those who love diesel, 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged to make 185 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Probably Hyundai supports the pickup with an all-wheel drive system. They offer the six-speed manual transmission as the standard while the six-speed auto is the optional. At this time, we do not know yet about the performance and the fuel economy, but it should be about 8 to 9 seconds to reach 62 mph. The average fuel economy is expected to be about 25 mpg.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date and Price

The new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz should be available in the showrooms in the end of 2018 and we hope that we can see it in the beginning of 2019. The time is still far away, but the estimated price is about $25,000 for the base and 32,000 USD for the higher trim levels. It is going to be the strong rival for Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Gallery

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