Once upon a time, Hyundai received a letter from a desperate wife asking them to build a vehicle which can carry her family in church on Sundays and their tools and load on a farm on Saturdays. It seems that the carmaker finally heard the prayers of the woman and decided to build the Santa Cruz crossover-truck. Just kidding, the carmaker came to idea to launch such vehicle because it could bring a lot of money to them and we personally think it is a good move. This sporty crossover with truck features will be a real treat for those who want the comfort and power of an SUV but also a utility vehicle that can carry a lot of load and can deal with any kind of terrain. Let’s take a closer look at the concept of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover and see what of it might be or might not be turned into reality.
Exterior of 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz
The exterior design of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be unique and incomparable. The front part of the vehicle looks futuristic and modern in every way. It is decorated with large, nicely shaped, mesh grille which hosts Hyundai logo in the middle. The grille provides the vehicle a touch of elegance. The front part is protected by a massive bumper with integrated fog lights. Thanks to the thin, but sharp LED headlights, the vehicle has menacing look. The lower part of the front end hosts large air space whose main task is to cool down the engine by fresh air. The rear end with bed is also nicely designed with a pair of slim taillights.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior
All of the attributes inside of the cabin can be characterized as premium. Design wise, the cabin looks futuristic and modern. No wonder, since they used high-quality materials and modern tech gizmos to fill in the cabin. The occupants inside of the cabin will enjoy driving in comfortable, adjustable seats and spacious place. The cabin is functional and all of its features are easy to use. Even though the Santa Cruz is utility vehicle, its cabin will be equipped with latest entertainment and convenience features like a zonal temperature regulator, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and WiFi. The level of security is also expected to be at an enviable level.
Hyundai Santa Cruz 2018 Engine
The carmaker hesitates to launch the Santa Cruz for several years but its specifications have been known for a while. Propelling this futuristic vehicle will be a 2.4 liter inline four power unit with the capacity to generate 190 horses and 184 lb-ft of torque. Many other engines are also in the game, but we believe that the 2.4 liter will be Santa Cruz’s power-plant. If they put this one under the bonnet, it will be mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Release date and price of 2018 Santa Cruz
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz concept will be turned into reality in 2017. The price tag of the base model is expected to be $25,000.