2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz – Review,Release Date,Design

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Front

Hyundai will not be definitely acknowledged for generating trucks but for creating truly reasonably priced and high-quality household vehicles. Properly, it looks that they could possibly desire to tackle the truck marketplace too due to the fact not that lengthy ago they launched the Santa Cruz idea. This may well essentially go on the market since the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz, and it might be the 2nd car-based truck to hit the marketplace following the Ridgeline. Much like the previously described truck, the Santa Cruz would be a front-wheel drive automobile at its core sharing exactly the same chassis with all the Santa Fe.


There are a lot of interesting features on the outside of the new model. There are a lot of changes to the exterior. The exterior is going to look extremely elegant and aggressive at the same time. The grille is going to get an update to look more aggressive. There are going to be several improvements to the headlights and the taillights alike. The exterior is going to look extremely elegant and aggressive at the same time.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Front


The interior of the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz is also going to undergo several changes. This 2-door compact SUV will look more stunning than ever. The cabin is going to be more spacious than ever, with a lot of room for both cargo and passengers. The seats are going to be covered in finest leather, and very comfortable. Expect to see a lot of new gadgets such as Bluetooth and USB connectivity, WiFi hotspot, latest infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, navigation system, heated front seats and the wheel and plenty of others. and plenty of others.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Interior

The design of the Santa Cruz is striking, to say the least. Although it’s just a concept and the final product (should it go into production) will be a lot different, it has been greeted with a lot of positive feedback from both visitors as well as automotive journalists.

David Zuchowski, President of Hyundai U.S., approved the design himself but obviously, approving it is one thing, building it is another. Expect the final version to be toned down significantly, especially the sharp edges and massive chin, as well as the wheels. But, the main styling cues and features should remain unchanged, keeping the final vehicle as true to the concept as it can be.

Obviously, the biggest problem with older Korean cars has been the interior. The materials were the worst, and the build quality was poor, to say the least. You don’t even have to go far back to find evidence of this. Go back some 15 years, and you’ll see what we mean. As time went on, however, and in particular in the recent 4-5 years, the Koreans have caught up with the best what the rest of the world has to offer. Long gone are the hard plastics and the shoddy build quality.

You’ll find premium leather and nice accents in almost every cabin now. The build quality is superb. You get the feeling that the interior can withstand almost anything, which it probably can. Being a rather large pickup, expect it to have ample amount of headroom and legroom. Cargo space should be massive too, especially with that large bed in the back. Who would have thought? A really handsome Hyundai truck which is not a utilitarian workhorse, but rather a car for the road which can be used every single day. Well done Hyundai.


There are going to be a lot of different engine options when it comes to new 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz. One of these engines is a 2.0-liter turbocharged unit that can output about 260 horsepower and an equal amount of lb-ft of torque. Aside from that, expect to see a 3.3-liter V6 engine that can output 300 horsepower. This is a naturally aspirated engine. These engines are most likely going to come paired with a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. We expect it to have an all-wheel drive system.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine

At this point, it still is unclear what the 2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz will feature as the prime mover. Many people suggested that it would get diesel. However, while this is possible for the European market, the US market will most definitely receive a petrol engine, most likely a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 unit which can also be found on the Genesis Coupe. This engine is known to make between 210 and 274 horsepower, and it could easily give the Santa Cruz the oomph it needs to become competitive. However, unlike the Genesis, the Santa Cruz will be front or all wheel drive with a transverse engine. This means that it will most likely share its gearbox as well as the optional all-wheel drive system with the Santa Fe.


We expect this ride to come paired with a wide array of interesting new features. This car is going to bring a lot of novelties when it comes to safety features. These include Adaptive Cruise Control, Traction Control, Parking Assist, Rear-view camera, Lane Keeping Assist, Collision warning, Lane Departure Warning and plenty of others. This is only speculation though.


The new 2018 Santa Cruz is going to come out late in 2017. We estimate that it is going to cost about $30.000 for the base trim.

2018 Hyundai Santa Cruz Side