In New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker presented its 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz which is a new crossover truck concept. It was announced that this pickup truck will have its inheritance from the Hyundai Tucson. Hyundai claimed that it would be sufficient enough to meet the demand of both crossover and sedan lover it has fused look of crossover and sedan giving a different genre of styling. It is expected that it will bring revolution to the market as it would feed the demand of market in terms of capability and price. It was first rumored to be launched as 2017 or 2018 model but to take the advantage of Tucson model design it decided to launch it as a 2016 model and its production would start by the end of summer of 2015.
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Exterior and Interior
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz exhibits a compact pickup car design though the touch of both sedan and crossover is evitable. A large rear carriage bed is available at the rear end with the option of carrying lot of stuffs including soccer gear, barrels, sport equipment etc. The curvy, sleek look makes it different from other cars and right positioning of rear axle makes it perfect for a pick up design.
Its hexagonal front grille, new LED fog lamp, new sport brake studded alloy wheels with Michelin tires, new rear door, high rear bumper, LED daytime running front lamp, new sporty curves makes it luring for young SUV enthusiast. Two long doors gives it a distinct look as if the car is fitted with single door on both sides.
It can accommodate four passengers in this vehicle with a premium interior design making it must buy car for every SUV lover. The small carriage with lockable cover feature gives it an active styling. It is expected to come with some standard features like push start button, automatic climate controller, 6 way adjustable front seat, advanced power window, controls mounted on steering wheels, front vanity mirrors, Bluetooth, leather wrapped steering wheels, USB/iPod connectivity etc. Consoles will be upgraded to their latest versions as required.
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine Specs
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz is boosted by a 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo-diesel engine that produces a horsepower of 190 hp and torque of 300 lb-ft. It will be all wheel drive power-train with HTRAC system. It can reach 0 to 60 mph within 8.2 second with a maximum speed of 115 mph. The air vents help the engine to achieve a greater speed by rapidly allow hot air to pass out. It is expected to appear with a six speed automatic transmission with AWD making it possible for smooth riding experience during heavy loading as well on off road.
Besides being a pick up car, it would be range up to a mileage of 30 mpg making it budget friendly in terms of fuel economy structure.
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price and Release Date
2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz would enter the market by the end of 2015 with a price tag around $ 40,000.