Santa Cruz pickup truck had some tough days in the past. The production started a couple of years ago before the Hyundai’s CEO got replaced. After years of waiting, this pickup finally gets a green light and it will arrive in 2020. However, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will get plenty of updates, according to reliable sources.
Because the mentioned complications, Santa Cruz pickup will depart from the concept, significantly. That includes different types of engines and further exterior changes. In 2021, Santa Cruz will become a four-door model with the room for five passengers. A stylish exterior will be combined with clean and modern design. From the inside, you can expect an upscale cabin with great comfort. The diesel engine will also arrive in 2021.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Exterior Design Looks Amazing
Unlike the boxy concept, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will stray from that and it will be more angular. Aerodynamics are better and the shape is sportier. The exterior design looks amazing with the crossover-like aesthetics. Whatsoever, this pickup is based on the Hyundai Tucson SUV. The two will share the same underpinnings. Four-door model is certain to happen which is a logical move from the Korean automaker.
The competition is strong and you must keep up with the competitors in every possible way. There will be three cab configurations and numerous trim levels.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior Will Borrow Plenty Of Stuff From The Tucson SUV
Before delivering interior details, we must first see the 2020 Santa Cruz and its interior design. We know the interior will also depart from the concept but we don’t know how much. Furthermore, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will get further interior upgrades so it is hard to predict the exact changes. However, some things are certain.
The interior will borrow plenty of stuff from the Tucson SUV. That means we can expect larger display and larger storage bins. Optionally, wood trims and ambient lighting will be available. There will be room for five passengers and upper trims will deliver a premium cabin with the leather upholstery.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Powertrain Specs
The most update on the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be a diesel powertrain. The base engine will be a 3.3-liter gasoline unit that will produce up to 295 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of twists. This model comes with the 8-speed automatic transmission and the fuel economy will be average for the segment.
The 2021 Santa Cruz will offer a smaller 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as optional. The diesel engine will deliver up to 195 horses and 300 lb-ft of torque.
The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz is the model that will come with great towing capacity. The 3.3-liter V6 engine is borrowed from the Santa Fe model and it can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price and Release Date
The truck was made in 2016 and it will arrive in 2020. Thanks to that and the latest significant upgrades, it is really hard to determine the pickup’s pricing details.
However, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will cost at least $30,000. The sales will firstly start in Australia and Asia. The European and U.S. markets will get Santa Cruz in the first half of 2021.