Hyundai wants to show off all the new ways that they’re revitalizing the Santa Cruz. This includes the pickups features, colors and powertrains. This essentially will differ per customization greatly. Though pricing has not yet been announced, the Santa Cruz is looking to go on sale sometime this upcoming summer. And when it does, this Hyundai will have it shift choices between two types of the same model. The SE and the SEL. Each will have a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four. But the SEL Premium and Limited versions of the SEL will themselves possess a turbo rendition of that engine.
Also, let’s make note that the Santa Cruz is the first pickup truck from Hyundai. It has four different trim levels, six separate exterior colors and at least two different engines available. Yet, we’re not entirely sure how much the cost will run up to, according to Hyundai and their website. This may very well be a new experience entirely for Hyundai, beyond any experience that they may have been prepared for before.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz Has Some Impressive Specs
The SE and the SEL both come with front-wheel drive while also utilizing eight-speed automatic transmission. This all comes with a claimed 190-plus horsepower. Therefore, there can be a push of 3,500 pounds of towing capacity. While also giving off a 1748-pound payload rating. There in the system also tends to be an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The SEL, meanwhile, adds proximity-key entry with also blind-spot monitoring.
The Premium and Limited models, however, are possessive of a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline-four which Hyundai claims will produce about 275-plus horsepower. Hyundai is certain that this will therefore produce a tow rating of above 5,000 pounds with the engine in question. This powertrain is able to utilize an eight-speed dual-clutch auto transmission. Exterior colors, if that interests you, would include Phantom Black, Ice White, Hampton Grey, Blue Stone, Sage Gray, and Desert Sand.
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