The South Korean automobile manufacturing company, Hyundai, is known for making high quality and affordable family cars. But nowadays, they have also challenged the truck market to cover the United States of America market where pickups, being utility automobiles, are in demand. They have released their own concept in pickup trucks with 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz.
This is their second car-based truck to go on the market after the launching of Ridgeline. This model is targeted at customers who like camping, mountain bike and doing home improvements. It is perfect for city slickers and urban adventurers. However, it was just seen as a concept and people forgot about it. But recently, Hyundai has released a statement confirming the production of Santa Cruz.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz looks like an aggressive version of the current Santa Fe. Its front wheel drive shares the exact chassis as the Santa Fe. It has a solid but forceful look and its lower body will have a dark shade. With a wide front radiator grille embedded with honeycombs. The Hyundai Santa Cruz 2018 will be wider as its wheels, wider fender and new hood will make it look wider.
Its wheels are designed to range between 18 inches to 19 inches and make the vehicle perform excellently. Its headlights and foglights use modern day LED technology, which is striking to look at. From behind the truck maybe smaller but the additional space is added inside the cabin. The main goal of this crossover truck is to help make driving and parking easier in big cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Powerful Engine and Performance
This 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz will host a variety of engines. Certainly, the all new 2018 Santa Cruz will be equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine, which will produce 190 hp and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque. Its speed is expected to go from 0 to 62 mph achieve for 8.2 seconds and its top speed is recorded at 115 mph (185 km/h). This engine will be paired with a 6-speed or 7-speed automatic transmission.
The combined fuel consumption of the vehicle is known to be around 30 mpg. It may have two other petrol and one diesel engine. Among the two petrol engines the first will be a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with 190 hp and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque and the second will be 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine with 270 hp and 270 lb-ft (360 Nm) of torque. Its diesel variant will be a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel engine from 200 hp and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque.
With improved leg room, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz’s cabin is equipped with a lot extra spot for company. The model boasts of an adjustable bed on the rear part of the cabin to accommodate particular user needs but still maintain the two cabin doors design. The manufacturer will use premium leather and decent accents, to make the cabin comfortable and classy. Hyundai never leaves its buyers without modern technology and safety system. Also, the vehicle features an outdoor entertainment system, an automatic sway-control system, regular safety problems, and external speakers.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Expected Date of Arrival and Price
Hyundai is making efforts to release this pickup truck in September 2017 as a 2018 model. It is estimated that its basic model will cost $25,000 whereas, better equipped models and higher trims will cost over $40,000. In conclusion, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz may face competition with the Chevy Avalanche and Honda Ridgeline. The only difference is that this is more of a crossover than a truck. Finally, the Hyundai will open up a totally new automotive market if their concept works.