The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz was first revealed on the Detriot Auto Show 2015 as a concept vehicle. Hyundai has now unveiled the much anticipated Santa Cruz Sport-Adventure vehicle, which is a new SUV and truck crossover. The Santa Cruz is a bit smaller than a standard mid-size pickup, but it does the work.
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Overview
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz makes a great crossover between an SUV and a Truck which doesn’t match the current standard pick-up trucks size but is enough for limited storage. The bed of the mini-truck measures 4970.78 mm long, 1905 mm wider, and 1694.18 mm tall. However, it is enough to load a mountain bike on it with one of its tire hanging on the tailgate.
The Tailgate of Santa Cruz is removable easily, adjustable, and can be opened with a key fob. The bed has a load capacity of 772 kgs and also has a LED bed lighting for general convenience.
Engine and Performance
The all-new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz provides two powerful, efficient, and flexible engines. The 2.5-Litre direct-injected 4-cylinder ensures a maximum power of 190-plus hp and a peak torque of 244 Nm. Moreover, it is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission with two drive types, i.e. Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and an All-Wheel Drive system(AWD).
Similarly, the optional 2.5-Litre Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces a maximum output of 275-plus hp and a peak torque of about 420+ Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gearbox. The same options are there for the drive type as FWD and an AWD drive system.
Interior & Exterior Design and Features
The front design of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has a distinctive styling with the geometrical-shaped grille, which consists of the hidden Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). However, you cannot see these hidden DRLs until they are lit, which is a unique way of placing the lights. The grille follows the end until it reaches the LED headlamps on both sides.
On the back of the Santa Cruz, there are sleek designed T-shaped tail lamps that give a unique style to the back of the truck. There are other features on the Santa Cruz like three drive modes: Normal, Sports, and Smart, while there are no details on the off-road feature.
- 8-inch infotainment system
- LED Bed lighting
- LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs)
- T-shaped Taillamps
- Hyundai’s Digital Key
- Apple Carplay and Android Auto
- 10-inch digital instrument cluster
- Wireless charging pad (optional)
- Forward collision assist
- Lane-keeping Assist and Driver Attention Warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear Cross-traffic Collision avoidance
- Blind-spot camera
- Safe exit assist
- Surround-view Monitor
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Highway Driving Assist (optional)
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Specifications
|Engine||2.5L Direct-injected 4-cylinder Engine | 2.5-Litre Turbocharged 4-cylinder Engine|
|Max Power||190+ HP | 275+ HP|
|Max Torque||244 Nm | 420+ Nm|
|Transmission||8-speed AT | 8-speed Dual-clutch AT|
|Load Capacity (Bed)||772 kg|
|Towing Capacity||1588 kg | 2268 kg|
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Price in Nepal and Availability
2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz has not been revealed yet for Nepal or the world market. However, the Korean carmakers will soon reveal the much anticipated Santa Cruz as soon as this summer.
So, the price details and other more features and specifications of the mini-truck will be updated as soon as it is available.