Hyundai Teases Santa Cruz Pickup Ahead Of April 15 Reveal

Santa Cruz Pickup
Credit: Hyundai

We are just about a week away from a reveal more than five years in the making. Hyundai will officially take the wraps off its compact pickup truck April 15th. It’s releasing a few teaser sketches ahead of its anticipated debut. In our eyes it’s a pickup, but for the record, Hyundai calls it the Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle. It says the 2022 model, that will ride on an all-wheel drive platform, will “break new ground within the SUV, Truck and Crossover segments by offering a new category of vehicle unlike anything else in the U.S. market.”

Hyundai says it will offer powerful and efficient powertrain options, a flexible open bed for gear, cutting-edge connectivity and a “highly maneuverable all-wheel drive platform that is equally at home in urban and adventure-focused environments.”

“Santa Cruz, with its bold styling, breaks open all-new segment territory, both for Hyundai and the industry as a whole. Open-bed flexibility coupled with closed-cabin security meets the changing everyday needs of its adventure-oriented buyers, while powerful and efficient engines and superb maneuverability ensure it is a pleasure to drive in urban or off-road environments. Our customers will wonder just how they managed before owning one,” said Jose Munoz, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor North America.

hyundai santa cruz pickup sketches
hyundai santa cruz pickup sketches
hyundai santa cruz pickup sketches

Credit: Hyundai.

The Santa Cruz concept was first introduced back in 2015. Production finally begins at Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama this summer. We’ll bring you more pics and details following next week’s reveal so stay tuned.

Related Articles
First Quarter 2021 National Sales Numbers (All Automakers)
We finally got the first quarter 2021 sales numbers, with all automakers except Mercedes-Benz and Jaguar Land Rover reporting. Not sure why they can’t get it together like the rest, but it is what it... More ›
Car Pro Advice: How The Lemon Laws Work
This has been coming up a lot lately, so I thought we should revisit the subject. I hear from people regularly who wonder if their vehicle qualifies for their state’s Lemon Law protection. This is a... More ›
Ford’s 1964 Big Red Turbine Truck Located
Here’s a truck you may not know ever existed. It’s Ford’s 1964 “Big Red” Turbine truck - a truck with a turbine engine in it. The super transport prototype, built in ‘64, was recently found more th... More ›
New All-Electric 2024 GMC HUMMER SUV Debuts
We’re betting by now you’ve heard the news that GMC is adding another HUMMER to its all-electric HUMMER lineup: the 2024 HUMMER SUV. The new HUMMER EV Truck arrives first later this year, with the two... More ›
There haven't been any comments left on this blog yet. Be the first to add one!.