Until 2015, when Santa Cruz commented, Hyundai was talking about a pickup introduction. It is a pick-up precursor mainly sold in the United States. Hyundai allows itself to position the Santa Cruz in a section below the Ford Ranger that is part of the small pick-ups. In addition, the Santa Cruz will have four doors, so it can accommodate up to five passengers.
Nevertheless, Santa Cruz is still 4.97 meters long and 1.91 meters wide. It gets a nice wheelbase of 3 meters, but crowns itself as the smallest pick-up in the US market. So Santa Cruz is not a pure labor. You can see that the design and 18 inches are even 20 inches on the edges or photos. Hyundai mainly wants to reach a general population, which wants a convenient location that is manageable in the city. You can see this: American standards are different than ours.
With the Santa Cruz designed in North America, Hyundai retains the basics of the Santa Cruz concept, but equips the production version with a front that is strongly reminiscent of the Duce, with large grille lights hidden. He also gets two full rear doors. There is some extra storage space under the back seat.
Since it was introduced in the US market, they still want a lot of petrol, so the Santa Cruz 2.5 is available with four cylinders at 180 hp and 245 Nm. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. One step higher is the turbo version of the same 2.5, which is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with 275 hp and 420 Nm. There are no four wheel drives here, the Koreans fully opt for rear wheel drives. Hyundai Santa Cruz features Lane Keeping Assist and Safe Exit Assist, as well as all kinds of safety features such as Highway Drive Assist and Active Blind Spot Detection.
As mentioned earlier, Santa Cruz is destined for the North American market and is being built in Alabama. The pick-up has not yet arrived in Europe.