The new Hyundai Santa Cruz will have the front of the Tucson

As time passes, the long-awaited Hyundai Santa Cruz begins to lose the camouflage that it had until now and takes the opportunity to carry out some tests on the road and off the pavement to analyze its performance. It does not have an exact date yet, but it is expected that the compact pick-up will be presented in the second half of the year and that its commercial launch will take place in 2021

The new Hyundai Santa Cruz will have the front of the Tucson

Until now, it was known that some components of the new Tucson, would also be present in the truck of the South Korean firm, although for now there was no knowledge about the final design.

 As revealed by Auto media, the front adopted by the Santa Cruz will be the same as that of the Asian SUV, with a stylized grille and characteristics similar to other models of the brand.

Below the daytime running lights, the headlights stand out vertically, forming part of the bumper area. With the aesthetics similar to that of the Hyundai sport utility, several traditional characteristics of the concept presented in 2015 were lost.

Another element that will share with the new generation of the Tucson will be the monocoque platform, very common in this type of trucks.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

With dimensions similar to those of the Fiat Toro, as time passes rumors begin to circulate about possible engines. The two that gained the most fame during the last time were the 2.4 and the 2.0 turbo.

 In addition, there is also talk of a 3.8 V6 of 295 HP for the most equipped versions. For now one of the production sites for this new model is located in Alabama (United States).


  • Santa Cruz: $25,000 (est.)

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Hyundai—along with its corporate counterpart, Kia—has long offered one of the best warranty plans in the industry, with especially noteworthy powertrain coverage

  1. Limited warranty covers 5 y. or 60,000 miles
  2. Power train warranty covers 10 y. or 100,000 miles
  3. Complimentary maintenance covers 3 y. or 36,000 miles


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