There was excessive expectancy regarding the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup models and finally, its CEO made official announcements. With the CEO of Hyundai Motors US stating that there is an outside chance, tipsters state that final announcements will be made at the Auto Detroit Car Show.
One thing however which was confirmed is Hyundai automakers will add to their Santa Cruz line-ups when coming 2018 but in the name of a 2019 model.
Inside sources also state that they would be working on improving the luxury aspect of their new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Plus they will be looking to adopt the platform of the Tucson SUV.
One insider from the Hyundai house clearly stated that this new model will come with the luxury and elegance of a car along with the powerful capabilities of a truck. Read more about 2018 pickup trucks.
As per the 1st concept which was leaked, this pick-up will have an alterable bed on its rear with ample accommodation room for user convenience. But at the same time, it will remain as a 2-door model concept.
In its exterior specifications, this new 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz will come with metallic gray painted body. In its frontal portion, large radiator grille integrated with premium chrome finishes and honeycomb insertions will be seen.
Air vents will probably grow slightly in size, thereby enabling better air passability. Headlights will have LED daytime burners on its topmost section.
Furthermore, its fog light housing will get deep recess along with striking chrome finishers. Frontal bumper holds rugged skid plate which contributes to a sporty characteristic. Up top, its hood will flaunt aerodynamic creases which also add up ambiguous stance.
All four wheel arches will incorporate glossy finishes. Its side body is also anticipated to host interesting curves. New alloy wheels with all-season tires will also be expected.
As for its interior, very few details could be obtained. But some speculators have stated of a cabin which hosts ample space both in seats as well as cargo. Leather upholstery is expected to come as standard on seats, steering wheels and its central arm-rest. The cockpit will entirely be driver-centric as the gauge cluster will be LED-lit.
Its dash will get a clean layout with lucid controls and revisited AC vents. The door panels are even expected to include a host of controls including- Audio, phone, climate control and power window. Frontal seats will come heated and incorporate power lumbar support. Driver seat might also get memory setting.
Hyundai Santa Cruz 2019 Powertrain Options:
When talking about its motor, tipsters state that it could come with 3 engine variants. The base engine will hold a T-GDI 4 cylinder 1.6-liter engine. Power outputs are expected to be somewhere around 195 lb-ft torque and 177 HP.
The more powerful engine could come as a 2.0-liter Multi-Port Injection and its power outputs are expected to be somewhere around 141 lb-ft torque and 150 HP. A 3rd variant could be a diesel powered 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged engine which has outputs of 295 lb-ft and 185 HP.
Its transmission could come as 6 speed manual as the base one and 6-speed auto gearbox as its alternative. Also, the EPA ratings of Hyundai Santa Cruz 2019 is around 25 mpg combined, 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on freeways.
2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz Projected Price:
The launch date of new Hyundai Santa Cruz 2019 is somewhere in the early part of 2018. Its price is between $25,000 and $35,000!
A 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz will face competition from heavy-weight models such as Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.