Recently announce 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is becoming a reality. The renowned automaker from Asia has announced this car some time ago and even managed to debut a concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. But things kind of stopped there and we never heard of the Santa Cruz ever again. That is until now when pictures and also confirming information about the car have been released. The car is scheduled to make its debut in Asia first and then will be transferred to markets all around the world.
The car is a blend of a pickup truck and an SUV vehicle. It has a stretched out bed which merges into the car and has the ability and the capacity to carry certain loads. But the priority of the truck is not towing or hauling large loads of stuff so the tow rate is not as high as you would expect it to be. On the other hand, the car manages to incorporate great comfort and inside conveniences like any other SUV on the market, but it is the love of pickup trucks that many people are exhibiting that enabled us to get this vehicle.
The Santa Cruz model is aimed at all kinds of audiences but particularly the younger and more modern crowds. It gives you the ability to carry certain loads but at the same time it is a good and very solid city vehicle. You can get places with it and it provides great performance and specs. The release date is going to be determined soon and there is all kinds of excitement surrounding this vehicle so except to see it soon. Here is our review to prepare you for the coming of 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The exterior design for the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz production vehicle will change a little bit compared to the concept level of the car. First of all, the car will use a different kind of a platform. The concept has been issued so long ago so it make sense to change it for the production version and it will borrow the one from the Tuscon car. But this is the only major change it still keeps the style and the design which was introduced there with the concept. The model will carry over the crossover SUV pickup truck look and will have two doors.
The design of the car is very stylish. The model looks pretty good and adopts some very nicely incorporated lines. The front end of the car features a classic and a very modern design with a new kind of a mask design used for the production car. It is incorporated with functional LED and fog lights and looks pretty aggressive compared to other cars in the segment. The side pieces are unique to this car and the bumper as well. The rear light cluster also has a specific design to this car and it forms a new kind of a light cluster. The car will be medium sized based on the new platform that is used.
The inside of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is going to be quite accommodative. This being a pickup truck crossover, they actually put the functionality in the back seat and concentrate more on the comfort. The cabin is made to provide as much as offered convenience as it could and allows five people to be placed on the inside. There is plenty of room and the inside features a lot of comfort enhancements. There is even some very comfy leather inserts which make a whole lot of difference and also a lot of gadgets that help the passengers feel a lot better when driving.
The central part of the car will be occupied but the majority of technical gadgets and systems which the car has incorporated. There is the infotainment system, telecommunications system and the security system featured there. The touchschreen has great graphics and allows you the control of the given items. The car will also add all the necessary and modern features like USB connection, Bluetooth and AUX inputs as well and of course the inevitable internet connection use. This allows you to sync your gadgets with the car and use it to your advantage in a large manner.
Engine Option and Specs
As far as the engine option goes, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz will incorporate a 2.0L 4-cylinder Diesel engine under its hood. This is actually a good choice as it provides ample power and great consumption. But it is not meant for towing and its primarily an SUV or a city car so do not expect to get a lot of towing ability from it The power it provides is limited to 190 horsepower and 300 lb/ft of torque. It will be combined with a 6 Speed Automatic transmission and it will allow the car to make an EPA rating of 23 mpg city drive and 30 mpg highway.
Release Date and Price
We can expect to see the 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz available by next year. The car might be showcased first at a major auto show by the start of the year which might also confirm the release date for the American market. For now we know that the Santa Cruz is going to appear in the Asian markets in the beginning of the 2017 and we can expect it to cross to America by mid-year. The starting price is going to amount to somewhere around $ 40,000.