2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price and Release Date

Here we will talk about 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price, Release Date, Specs and other interesting things. This year at New York Auto Show we could see Santa Cruz crossover truck concept for the first time. This long anticipated pickup truck was finally presented in March. When you take a look at Hyundai Santa Cruz it looks like a combination of sedan and pickup truck. As a matter of fact it takes the best from both worlds. It also takes after a crossover, hence we have unique vehicle with some astonishing characteristics. One of the biggest advantages is mileage as well as ecological footprint. This pickup truck is actually the first one that uses Santa Cruz crossover concept and it will be based on the same platform as Hyundai Tucson.

The production of  Hyundai Santa Cruz 2016 has begun recently thus we can expect it will come to the market soon. It will be primarily offered to the US market. According to the CEO of the company, Dave Zuchowski, Santa Cruz was based on the wishes of American customers thus he expects good sales figures even in the first year. Too ambitious or not – it is up to you to decide, but one thing is sure – this pickup truck has a lot of things to offer.

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz side

Exterior apperance side of 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Engine Horsepower Fuel Efficiency

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz is going to have only one choice when it comes to the engine. It is the 2.0l four-cylinder turbodiesel that can produce 190 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. Perhaps you think it doesn’t have enough power but torque is much more important for a pickup truck and 300 lb-ft is just enough. Engine will have special air vents so it can be cooled down easily. Truck will also be equipped with Brembo brakes. Even though 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz has less horsepower than an average pickup truck in the US, there are some characteristics that place this truck among the top in the class. One of them is fuel efficiency. With fuel economy of 30 mpg on average it will be competitive on the North American market. Every vehicle has its pros and cons and it is up to us to weigh them and see whether we like some car or not.

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz grill

                                                    Front side grille of 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Interior and Exterior Design of 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz

As it was mentioned at the beginning, 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a mixture of sedan, crossover SUV and a pickup truck, thus it has quite unique design. Five passengers can be conveniently accommodated in a comfortable interior that takes after crossover SUV. On the other hand, the exterior is much more like any other pickup truck. With this vehicle and its futuristic design, Hyundai targets youngsters who are looking for good looking but practical car. Even though the production has just started, you can find some pictures of new Santa Cruz taken at New York and Detroit Auto Show, and see this is the pickup with outstanding design. Seats at the back can be easily taken out if you need to provide more space for cargo. It will have all standards features, as any other truck manufactured by Hyundai: navigation system, automatic climate control, touch panel placed on the dashboard, dual-zone climate control, etc. There are more features but some of them are still kept of record and probably we won’t find out what else is hidden in the cabin before the release.

Interior and exterior photos

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz inside

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz cargo space

2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date and Price

Considering production has just started it is reasonable to expect 2016 Hyundai Santa Cruz will hit the market by the end of 2015. It will be offered on the North American market, but we need to wait and see whether Hyundai is going to offer it on some markets, as well. In our assumption, price won’t exceed $40,000. With a higher price it would not be competitive in the US.

More information try to find on edmunds.


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