Hyundai Santa Cruz pick-up truck debuts within the USA, is predicated on the brand new Tucson SUV- Expertise Information, Alenz
OverdriveApr 16, 2021 16:40:00 IST
Hyundai has unveiled its first way of life pick-up truck, the Hyundai Santa Cruz, in the US. The Hyundai Santa Cruz is successfully the pick-up model of the next-generation Hyundai Tucson which debuted internationally a while in the past, which makes it one of many few pick-up vehicles to be constructed round a monocoque structure. The Hyundai Santa Cruz shares a lot of its chassis parts with the Tucson however sits on a 249mm longer wheelbase. The pickup can be 315 mm longer than the Tucson, and is 66 mm wider and 28 mm taller.
In step with its extra outdoorsy focus, the Santa Cruz has shorter overhangs and a wider monitor as nicely. The Santa Cruz affords a extra rugged interpretation of Hyundai’s new design course that got here with the Tucson, utilizing the identical putting grille format with the built-in DRLs and cut up headlamp look. Alongside the perimeters, there are beefed up wheel arches to accommodate the bigger tyres (high-profile 18-inchers or all-season 20-inchers) whereas there’s a extra upswept glass home that ends within the angular C-pillar.
The load bay, which is 1,323 mm lengthy, incorporates a lockable storage space, built-in steps within the rear bumper and a lockable tonneau cowl. The triangular design themes keep on right here too, with the T-shaped tail-lights and the indents to the tailgate.
The bottom engine choice within the Santa Cruz is identical as within the Tucson, a 2.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol anticipated to make 190 hp and 245 Nm. Changing the 1.6-litre turbo within the Tucson is a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol that ought to put out 275 hp and 420 Nm. The bottom engine pairs with an eight-speed torque converter automated whereas the turbo will get an eight-speed DCT automated. Just like the Tucson, the Santa Cruz is FWD however will get Hyundai’s H-Trac AWD system as normal, which sends torque to the rear axle through a clutch pack in conditions the place extra rear traction is required.
The interiors of the Hyundai Santa Cruz are a straight carry from the Tucson. There is identical wrap-around, floating look. The centre console is a free-standing ingredient with slim vents and a panel of buttons beneath the display screen. There is a 10-inch wide-screen totally digital centre display screen, and the four-spoke steering wheel with the 10-inch digital instrument cluster right here too. Though, the button-operated gear selector has been changed with a standard lever. One other new addition is that of under-seat storage for the rear seats. An eight-speaker Bose audio system, a full suite of superior driver help techniques and Hyundai’s Blue Hyperlink suite of connected-car options are different notable additions.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz goes on sale within the US later in the summertime, priced at a slight premium over the Tucson. It’s unlikely that we are going to see the Santa Cruz being launched in India within the foreseeable future.
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