2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz Specs, Price & Release Date
Hyundai surprised at the Detroit Motorshow 2015 with a sharply styled compact SUV pickup hermaphrodite – the 2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz would also fit into Europe. In the USA he should come in 2020.
History repeats itself: the idea of turning a standard car into an open-topped pickup truck is far from dewy, and it also began long before the 1960s Chevrolet El Camino, which many today see as the forefather of this kind of car. The conversion of an SUV to the flatbed van is also not new if one remembers the Chevrolet Avalanche or the Subaru models BRAT and Baja. However, all these mentioned creations displays had one thing in common: a fairly clear sales success. All the more surprised Hyundai at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a renewed attempt to interpret this theme.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz Design
The Hyundai you can find cheap leasing offers here! Santa Cruz has similar concepts but one thing ahead: a harmonious design. Instead of simply carving out the tail end of a conventional estate car, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is molded from a single mold. The crouched, elongated silhouette is visually enhanced by the high waistline and the oversized tires. With a sloping roof trim to the rear edge, you could imagine the Hyundai Santa Cruz as SUV coupe from the beating of a BMW X4.
This impression is underlined by the aggressive front design with the dominant radiator grille, the huge caves for the fog lights and the narrow, squint-effect headlamps. The Hyundai Santa Cruz plays, which is surprising for a premiere in Detroit, in terms of size in the compact SUV league. In the dimensions, it corresponds approximately to the Hyundai Tucson.
Hyundai Santa Cruz with 190 diesel horsepower
The Detroit study Hyundai Santa Cruz is equipped with a two-liter turbodiesel, which provides 190 hp. Despite the two-door look, five seats are ready, although it should be very cuddly at the full occupation. The rear doors open as in many one-and-a-half cabin pickups in opposite directions and are visually well hidden. This also allows the abandonment of a normal B-pillar, instead, the windows of the two side doors are separated only by narrow strips. To extend the loading area, the tailgate can be used as an additional storage area by remaining unfolded while driving.
2020 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date
The Santa Cruz should not remain a study, even if the name of the production model is not yet established. Originally, the pickup should come even as a 2019 model in the US on the market. As a technical platform of the Hyundai Tucson comes to the course. For the time being, only gasoline engines are planned for the US market. Later, a four-cylinder diesel could follow. In the US, the pickup will roll off the production line in Alabama. The sales volume? Around 50,000 copies per year. The sister brand Kia You can find cheap leasing offers here! will offer no pickup.