2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

People are curious about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck since Hyundai has launched a preview of the latest Hyundai Tucson. It is also revealed that the new crossover will share the same underpinnings with the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz. It means that the pickup truck will have an eye-catching design from the 2022 Tucson.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date & Price

You cannot wait for the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck release date because you want to know the details of the pickup truck.

There is no specific date announced for releasing the pickup truck after all. Nevertheless, the production of the 2022 Santa Cruz will be started in 2021 in Alabama.

That is why it seems that Santa Cruz will be ready to conquer the road in 2022. It is such a long wait since the original concept debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show.

When it Released, we expect the price to start at $25,000.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Design & Platform

There is not much information we can get about the 2022 Santa Cruz after all. Nevertheless, we get the cues here and there, including the pickup truck’s front design, especially since the design will be based on the 2022 Hyundai Tucson.

We can find from the upcoming Tucson model that the front of the pickup truck’s daytime running lights will be hidden in the grille. It seems that we can also find this kind of detail on the 2022 Santa Cruz.

We love to see the futuristic look that can be seen on the crossover front since it comes with triangular and sharp shapes. We love to see the same effect on the 2022 Santa Cruz for sure. The angular front fascia created the niches where you can find the headlights in the corners.

Sadly, we do not get more information about the details of the 2022 Santa Cruz, but we can still find that the design is based on the 2022 Tucson since the preview about this crossover has been released.

We can find hints about the 2022 Santa Cruz from the Tucson design. In the rendering of the Santa Cruz, we might find the mix of the fenders curved gently and the flanks that are sharply creased of the Tucson.

People might be pretty familiar with the standard design of the pickup truck. That is why when that kind of design might be used for the all-new Santa Cruz; you might think that that is quite a bold design for the pickup truck.

The new crossover comes with the jagged tail lights completed with the LED strip that runs the lamps’ tail width. This design feature will also be found in the upcoming pickup truck.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Spied Pictures

Where can people get further information about the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck if there is no official information released yet? Well, there are spy shots of Santa Cruz.

You can suggest the pickup truck from the spy shots. You might see the similarity of the pickup trucks’ front end with the Tucson’s. The similarity can also be found in the placement of the headlights. However, you can also notice slight differences, such as the side design.

The sides of the upcoming Santa Cruz might not be as angular as the Tucson based on the leaked photo. Unfortunately, we cannot make sure about the truck’s design back because we do not have any photo with a good look at the back. Nevertheless, we can suspect that there will be a similarity between both. 

Engine Specs

Name2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
Price$25,000
Engine2.5-Liter NA Inline 4
Hybrid1.6-Liter Hybrid
Transmission8-speed Automatic
Horsepower191 hp @ 6000 RPM Standard / 230 Hp Turbo
Torque161 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM

One thing for sure, the 2022 Santa Cruz and the upcoming Tucson will ride on the same platform. You might have a big question about whether both will also share the same powertrains.

Unfortunately, we do not know about this yet. However, we can have speculation or suggest that the powertrain offers of the pickup truck will be as great as the crossover.

For your information, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will be offered with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine of 191 horsepower.

You will also be offered the hybrid option with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 1.6 liters of 230 horsepower. Do not forget about the N-Line model with sportier performance.

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