New things are coming from one of the Asia’s most renown car manufacturers. They are coming in the form of a new crossover concept Santa Cruz. Hyundai’s target group are “Urban Explorers” who occasionally need to carry a significant amount of cargo with them, but also need a vehicle for city rides. 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a perfect blend of the two, and it can meet a number of needs this new generation, which leads active lives both inside the city and outside of it, has.
2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price and Release Date
Santa Cruz concept has already been introduced at New York auto show, and since then it has appeared on several other major auto industry events.
It should become available on the markets across the world during 2016, but the exact date still remains unknown. Hyundai’s much anticipated model can’t come too soon, since the first reactions to it have been nothing but positive.
Its price is a subject of many speculations. While some believe that it will cost around 25.000$, others claim that this estimation falls short of its actual market value, and project a price of 40.000$.
As the time passes, and the release date approaches information about the actual price of 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz will become more plentiful and accurate. Once on the market this exceptional vehicle will find itself in the class of Volkswagen Amarok and Toyota Hilux.
Design: Exterior and Interior
The design of Hyundai‘s forthcoming vehicle is a combination of modernity and elegance with a touch of a sporty look. The rear end of the truck has a capacity to carry as much as 2500 pounds of cargo.
The front end of this CUV is characterized by hexagonal grill and honeycomb headlights which are accompanied with LED fog lights. 2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz is a two door vehicle which stands on 21 inch alloy-wheels.
The interior is spacious enough to comfortably accommodate up to five passengers. Leather seats have seat heaters which provides maximum comfort during the cold months. The car is equipped with a 7-inch touch screen and the latest infotainment system.
The safety features include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, air bags, parking assistant and traction control. All of the signs point out that this is going to be a modern and prestigious vehicle, which has a lot to offer.
Engine of Hyundai Santa Cruz
2017 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be available with several different engines. The base model should come with a 2 liter 4 cylinder turbo-diesel motor which has a 190 horse power and 406 pounds of torque.
It consumes approximately a gallon of fuel on every 30 miles. Higher trim levels should feature 2.4 liter 4 cylinder engine that can produce 200 horse power. The potential buyers will be offered a choice between 6-speed manual transmission and 7-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission.
All of the Santa Cruz vehicles will have a front-wheel drive, while the HTRAC all-wheel drive will be obtainable as an alternative.
These attributes make the upcoming Santa Cruz an excellent choice for city rides, and adventures in the nature which often include off-road driving.