With some jaw-dropping chassis design work, exquisite and ultra-futuristic form factor, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is pickup truck that can completely smash all records in its segment. The Santa Cruz Concept was unveiled at 2015 North American International Auto Show in January and it made another appearance at the Detroit Auto Show later this year to create some crazy media hype. This amazing beauty of a pickup has now become the talk of the truck markets in North America.
2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Outstanding Chassis Design
The chassis design in an unmistakably sporty and aggressive demeanor gives the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz an unprecedented aesthetic edge over rivals. The front fascia has also a large razor sharp hexagonal grille with hex-hive mesh. However, the hawk-like slim and angular dual split bi-Xenon headlights flank the grille on either side, making this pickup look ready to kick some dust in rivals’ faces. A pair of sharp wide intakes below holds powerful halogen fog lamps.
The whole chassis in the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz comes in polished matte finish aluminium-muted finish. A highly durable front bumper has fluorescent-lime strips of tape that gives it an interestingly sporty edge. The fluorescent lime strip is also found on the mirrors. Sharp bends and indents shaped skilfully along the door side panels bulge out and around the wheel bases to give a unique contour to this pickup truck.
The rear end has an impressively stocky wide rear bumper and the two tail lights have a pair of LED strips with spherical Xenon bulb each. A pair of attractive quad-edge gemstone patterned exhausts is also added. An amazing feature is the tailgate of this pick up actually pulls out as a tray, instead of opening with a pull-down latch, thereby increasing the capacity to hold cargo.
Compact yet convenient cabin
There is little news about the cabin configuration and setup of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz. However, the confirmed facts at the moment can clarify that this pickup comes in a 2+2 seating arrangement. The standard leather upholstery in seats is also found on the dashboard panel and door-side panel. The dashboard is rumored to have a convenient and nicely organized center console with a touchscreen infotainment display console.
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz include a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. This engine can generate up to 270 HP. The next one is a 2.4 liter 4 cylinder petrol engine that can give around 240 HP. Furthermore, the options for transmission include a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission gearbox or a 6-speed manual shift transmission gearbox.
Debut, Cost and Rivals
Finally, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz can be expected to launch by the end of 2017. It will have a price range from $25,000 to $40,000. The new model can pose a serious threat to the market. Some of the rivals will be Toyota Tacoma, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Ford F-150 and also a Nissan Frontier.