2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is unique SUV pickup truck

Hyundai is soon going to launch an all-new 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz in its range of sporty crossover pickup truck concept introduced by the company in Detroit Auto Show held in 2015. Stylish and pragmatic, this make is considered to be one of the best in the market- one that fits the bill of style, comfort, and utility.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz concept


 The concept of interior designing of 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz has been kept quite minimalistic by the makers. Adopting heavily from earlier Santa Fe, this new polished make will have a similar dashboard and seating arrangements. Power-extendable bed with a closed depository is being considered to be the most remarkable addition. The provision of sliding rear seats also ensures multi-purpose use of the area- for cargo space or comfort.


 All-new 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to have an unparalleled build as far as the exterior of this vehicle is concerned, though it does adopt some of its features from its predecessors such as Santa Fe and Genesis. The rear has been furnished with a medium sized cargo space that has been made accessible using a mechanized tailgate. The rear doors directly open backward enhancing access to its rear seats along with giving a lift to an entire look of this vehicle. Alloy wheels of this car are said to 21 inches in conception stage with actual production dimension being 18 inches, and high-end versions having 19. The anterior face of this car will have a trademark hexagonal grille of makers along with sculptured fog lamps and LED headlamps.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz concept rear view

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine and Transmission

 The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to have the current 2.4-liter inline 4 for its base engine that is considered to be good enough for 184 lb-ft torque and 190 horsepower. This is going to have an anterior wheel drive truck in its base trim. It will also turn out to be one of those few compact trucks which will also have a diesel engine, expected to be a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, producing 200 horsepower and 300 pound-ft torque.

The makers have also decided on a 2.0-liter turbocharged variant that will be available with 270 lb-ft torque and 270 horsepower. The new Hyundai Santa Cruz 2018 is also said to be paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive for improved performance.

Fuel Economy

 The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to be much more fuel efficient than other available models dominating the market, as it can achieve 30mpg in a combined condition of the highway and city. This has been made possible with the availability of the compact diesel engine.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz concept interior

Special Features

 Apart from these aforementioned features, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz will also have a host of other features, viz., navigation up gradation, safety and entertain features. It also comes equipped with air vents and Brembo brakes that efficiently cool down the engine whenever required.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price and Availability

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to be launched by the end of 2018 with a base price being around $25.000 to $40.000 as perversions opted in terms of performance. This make is expected to have high demand in the market, as it is a unique make in the category of CUV cars.

Some rumors say that this pickup will not be available before 2019 model year. Read here about new truck models.