Here’s what we know. It will be a car-based pickup, like the Honda Ridgeline. As such, it will sit on the Tucson crossover platform.
We don’t know the powertrain yet, but the concept carried a 2.0-liter diesel engine under the hood good for 190-horses and 300 pound-feet of torque. If it does end up with a diesel, it would be Hyundai’s first diesel engine here in the states.
Of course, one of the design features that makes the crossover so unique is its drawer-like sliding truck bed. The tailgate essentially pulls out to make the bed longer without compromising a fully enclosed bed. Hopefully, this interesting feature will make it into the final design.
Hyundai estimates it could sell upwards of 50,000 Santa Cruz pickups a year. It’s a bit early yet for pricing info, but estimates price it in $25,000 ballpark with the Toyota Tacoma, Chevy Colorado, and aforementioned Honda Ridgeline.