Hyundai is mainly known for manufacturing family cars and sedans, but the Korean automaker is venturing into the pickup truck market as well. Basically, the new Hyundai truck concept was launched during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is designed as a compact truck, with excellent features making truck driving a pleasurable experience.
2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Design Changes:
Slight changes have been made in the exterior designing of the Hyundai Santa Cruz 2017. Special mention needs to be made of the front part of the compact truck. The grille has been given new touch and advanced LED technology is implemented in lighting. Interiors are also updated, making better seating arrangements with other safety and entertainment features installed.
The base design of 2017 Santa Cruz will remain the same as Hyundai Santa Fe. However, there are slight alterations that will be made in the interior and exterior designing of the compact truck by Hyundai. Since it is a compact truck, the size of it will be smaller than mid-sized trucks. In the front, there is chrome detailed hexagonal grille with the Hyundai logo in the center, with deep setting LED fog lights. The LED headlights are also furrowed giving the exteriors a smart look. On the roof, the truck comes with blistered fenders and has 3 ties down hooks. The wheels come as 19 inches or 21 inches alloy wheels. The cargo space at the back of Hyundai Santa Cruz 2017 can be accessed by the back door, which opens towards the rear.
Coming to the interior, it has been revamped to make seating and driving better experience. More space is available to passengers with additional legroom. The dashboard is also well laid with navigation features, entertainment and security options on display.
Though specific news on security features are not available for 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Also, there are clear mentions of advanced security and entertainment features that have been added in the compact truck.
2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Power Expectations:
There are 2 engine options that are being considered for 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Though there are many options to choose from. The first engine can be a 2.4-liter inline 4, which has the capacity of generating 190 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2nd engine option that has been thought in 2017 Santa Cruz is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which offers the power of 270 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with 6-speed automatic transmission. The diesel engine is being preferred for the compact truck.
2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Release Date and Price:
As per speculations in the automobile industry, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to be launched by the end of 2016 or by 2017. The starting price of the compact truck is estimated to be around $25,000 or so. Perfect details are still not available.
To sum up, 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz will definitely make a mark in the compact truck industry. With up gradation and changes in the interiors and exteriors and excellent engine options, this compact truck will be a winner on all kinds of terrains.