2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz

After 40 years Korean manufacturer is ready for breakthrough on truck market. Concept is ready and fans expect pickup to arrive as 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, company is not coming out with official statement, so delay is possible, and disappointment with it. Hyundai is well-known of its quality and excellent styling. But, what is more important is lower price of products than their rivals are offering. This is probably the main reason of their success. Anyhow, truck segment model will use same recipe. Although it is still in development, Santa Cruz can make immediate impact after it arrives on US ground.

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz concept

Back in 2015, largest car show in world hosted the premiere of the platform, which is now materializing as 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz. This is going to be the first ever pickup from Korean company in US market. Demanding is high, so delay is not surprising. Earlier rumors reported about 2016 year model. As we can witness, it hasn’t happened. But now, truck is more realistic for 2017 season. Hyundai presented this platform naming it as crossover truck concept. Styling is explaining where did it come from. Futuristic design, with both segments parts. Nevertheless, main function of new Santa Cruz is towing. However, comfort, safety, and all other not primary functions must be at high level.

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz cabin

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz engine

While we can guess some parts of the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz, engine details are still part of rumors. The loudest is the one about 2.0-l diesel 4-cylinder unit. Output of this drivetrain is 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. However, we believe Hyundai will go out with traditional, gasoline unit. Expectations from diesel engine are 8 seconds for sprint to 60 mph and tops speed of 115 mph. Estimated fuel economy is around 30 mpg on highway or 26 combined. Front-wheel drive is standard, while AWD is optional system.

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz bed

2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz price

While we are waiting for statement of the company, nothing else remains, but to compare model to rivals. If 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz wants to be competitive, price must be between $25,000 and $30,000. Otherwise, US buyers won’t bite story with new vehicle on the market.

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