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Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Concept: the much anticipated and long awaited truck makes in appearance at Detroit Show
Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Concept: the much anticipated and long awaited truck makes in appearance at Detroit Show

There were rumors of Hyundai introducing a full-size pickup to the US customers, but the expectations were always shot down by reality. The news was usually swirled around a full-size model, but Hyundai astonished everyone at the 2015 Detroit Auto show with a unique, but not so full-sized pickup truck. Well, it is has been named as Santa Cruz, and it has a boastful unibody, a compact wheelbase, and a diesel Powerplant.

According to Hyundai, the design was the result of constant customer compliance and understanding their requirements and they had wanted a decent CUV type automobile where you can stow your things without having to do with dirt. However, the same people were not pointing towards a full-size truck with dismal fuel economy figures or price tag. However, the clamor has to be of small volume, when has been always the “bigger the better” in the USA. Hyundai says that after thorough research it came to a conclusion that full-size trucks are not liked by the youth group and women but with a smaller truck these sections can be wooed back. The result is the Santa Cruz, the cool vehicle which is a group focused on the present.


First sight will write off the Hyundai’s first pickup for the US as the copy of the Honda Ridgeline. Yes, it is car-like, and company sources revealed that the truck is based on the Hyundai’s latest crossover, the one which has the “Santa” tag and as unibody structural aspects. The Santa Cruz, unlike the Ridgeline, is smaller. It is more compact that the mid-size Chevy, Colorado and also boots far lower. Like the Honda, it is not an accurate four-door crew cab in place it has proportion friendly configuration of extended cab that has rear- attached doors.  Santa Cruz will be featuring a 2.0 Liter four-cylinder turbo charged engine offering 190hp and 300 lb-ft or torque.

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