Hyundai Santa Cruz is Here

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind pickup truck, you have to check out the Hyundai Santa Cruz. This innovative truck was first introduced as a concept vehicle in 2015. Now, after waiting six long years, fans can rejoice that the highly-anticipated Santa Cruz is finally available. Here is a look at all of the exciting and innovative features that you can find on the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz.

Exterior Design

If you look at only the front of Santa Cruz, you will think that you are looking at an SUV. However, once you look at the rear, you can clearly see that this versatile vehicle comes with an open-bed design. The body is wrapped in sleek lines and subtle curves. The front of the vehicle features a large front grille that has LED daytime running lamps hidden inside.

The Santa Cruz really shows how versatile it is when you look at the bed of the truck. Mounted at the top and on the inside walls of the bed, are bright LED lights that allow you to clearly see every inch of the bed at night. The bed is large enough t hold all of your cargo and gear. However, if you need a little extra room, the Santa Cruz features a lockable storage compartment that is located under the bed and is waterproof. There is also a standard bed cover that can easily slide into place and keep all of your cargo safe as well. And for an added level of convivence, the bed also features a 115-volt power outlet that allows you to power up your tools, portable stereos, and other electrical equipment.

Interior Comfort

When it comes to the Santa Cruz's interior, comfort comes standard. The cabin offers plenty of passenger space in both the first and second rows. There is more than enough legroom and headspace to ensure that no occupant feels too cramped or crowded. There is also a wide range of standard high-end features including a standard heated steering wheel and heated front seats. Other innovative features can be added to the cabin including an available power sunroof and a dual-zone automatic climate control system.

Technology and Entertainment Features

The Santa Cruz comes standard with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display; however, a 10.3-inch touchscreen display is available. Both displays come standard with a wide range of advanced features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There is also an available Bose sound system that features eight speakers strategically placed throughout the cabin.

Safety Features

The 2022 Santa Cruz comes with a wide range of advanced safety and driver-assist features. Some of the innovative features that you can find across all models include:
• Advanced Airbag System
• Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
• Electronic Stability Control
• Brake Assist
• Traction Control
• 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
• Vehicle Management System
• Lane Following Assist
• Driver Attention Warning
• Lane Keeping Assist
• Tire Pressure Monitor System

Power and Performance

The Santa Cruz offers two powerful engine options to choose from. The standard 2,5-litre 4-cylinder engine is able to deliver up to 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft of torque. If you are looking for a little more get-up-and-go, the Santa Cruz has the same engine available that has been slightly upgraded to deliver 281 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft of torque.