2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz – The first Hyundai pickup truck
Hyundai made the decision to enter the lucrative pickup truck market and we are now waiting for an official release date and more details about this pickup. Hyundai showed a futuristic Santa Cruz Concept pickup at the 2015 Detroit Auto show and after a great response, the model got the green light for the production.
The new truck version will likely arrive as the 2019 Hyundai Santa Cruz sometime in 2018. However, some sources claim it will wait for the 2020 model year. Hyundai is working on the new truck but also promised to bring three new or refreshed SUV models by 2020.
In any case, Hyundai’s pickup will be based on the unibody platform probably on Tucson’s. That promises car-like driving dynamics and interior comfort. The Honda Ridgeline is currently only pickup truck based on the SUV and it delivers unmatched handling and driving comfort.
As for the Santa Cruz pickup, it should offer both diesel and gasoline engine. The styling will be inspired by the concept model but the production version will get full-size rear doors. The model should cost around $25,000.