Keep In Mind the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept that bowed in Detroit method back in 2015? Well, the production version is underway, yet it will share virtually absolutely nothing however the name with the intriguing concept. According to SangYup Lee, head of the Hyundai Global Design Center in Korea, the car manufacturer has a different style method now. The new technique comprehends a more distinctive styling for every single model, including the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz. He also said that the pickup truck is still going to remain a crossover-based. However, it will not have that much resemblance with the Tucson and Santa Fe SUVs as the concept had at the time.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Design
To be truthful, we have no hint in which instructions Hyundai’s style team thinks, so it’s hard to presume how precisely is going to look the unibody truck. Still, despite the carmaker’s new concept of distinct design for each model, we are pretty sure that the truck is going to take some styling cues from the company’s new Palisade flagship SUV. By doing this, the new model will make a statement and will have a lot more character than the concept. On the other hand, it’s quite clear what’s going to be underneath the skin of the 2021 Santa Cruz. The pickup will most definitely come underpinned by pretty the very same platform as the next-generation Tucson compact crossover.
The architecture will offer the pickup particular benefits over body-on-frame rivals in one regard. However, it will take in another. That’s why Hyundai does not want to take on the models like Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, and GMC Canyon. No, they will rather develop a new segment. Well, not “develop” because they are not the very first in the sector … possibly make the greatest competitor to the Honda Ridgeline.
Anyway, thanks to its unibody nature, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will provide a remarkable ride quality. Naturally, in addition to better on-road handling, the pickup will be returning with far much better fuel efficiency than the trucks above. On the other hand, its towing and hauling capacities won’t be as remarkable as the body-on-frame models deliver, though, the automaker guarantees good numbers. Put, they are aiming fuel performance of around 35 mpg and hauling at around 5,000 pounds.
2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Debut
The concept variation of the pickup included several juicy information like suicide doors and a short bed that might be extended. Well, the production version will lose the doors. However, it will keep the telescoping bed for sure. Likewise, the concept’s 2.0-liter turbo-four could be under the hood when the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz arrives sometime next year.