2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup News

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup News

Hyundai is well known for producing automobiles that combine looks and performance. Over the years, they have had a collection of sedans that were a big hit with the market. The marque pleasantly surprised everyone when they released the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup. Straying from the boxy body style that characterizes many pickup trucks around the world, the Santa Cruz had an aerodynamic shape that was sporty and functional at the same time. The model was recently redesigned and released as the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Read on to discover more about its features.

Redesign and Rumors

The new 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz has an aerodynamic, beautiful and functional exterior appearance. The new pickup truck combines crossover architecture with the classic pickup style. The dynamic appearance begins at its front bumper. This section is slim and minimalist.  2021 Toyota Tacoma Redesign – is here…

It fuses with the upper section and grille in a seamless way. On both ends of the front section are hexagonal fog lights. They are tucked into sculpted scoops that are lined with black hardened plastic. In premium trims of the pickup truck, this material is substituted with carbon fiber.

The new grille features prominently in the central section of the pickup truck’s front fascia. It has a honeycomb mesh that lets air into the engine compartment and also adds a dash of style to the pickup truck.

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

Its headlights feature double-bulb setups. They also have LED technology and are aerodynamically slanted inwards. This gives the pickup an illusion of motion even when it is standing still. Its hood is curved upwards in a way that maximizes room for the engine while also adding aerodynamic effect.

Its rear view mirrors also have a hexagonal shape. They have contrasting plates on their front exterior side. The fender flares add to the sporty and futuristic style of this pickup truck. The new Santa Cruz has hexagonal notches on its fender flares that add character and appeal.

This pickup has a single cabin setup. The doors are sculpted and have futuristic lines that lead to its rear section. Here, the taillights are situated high upon its tailgate. They have a wraparound style that maximizes illumination. The rear bumper is minimalist and contains a pair of cutlets for the tailpipes.

This pickup truck rides on large 20 inch wheels which give it a commanding stance. A unique feature of this pickup truck is that its bed is extendable with the tailgate down. This doubles its cargo capacity and delivers maximum hauling capability.

Interior features – 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

The futuristic design of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz continues to be reflected in the interior of this new pickup. The steering wheel reflects a modern curvature on its interior spokes.

A combination of touch sensitive buttons is contained on the spokes. Behind the steering wheel is a pair of analog and illuminated tachometer and odometer. Between them is an LED screen that presents more about the pick up’s performance statistics.

An 8 inch LCD screen is situated in the center stack. It presents navigation data along with infotainment and air conditioning settings. This screen is sandwiched between a pair of air intake vents. Below the display are some rows of buttons that facilitate extended control over the pickup truck’s systems. Close by is the ergonomic gear shifter stick.

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

This new Santa Cruz is upholstered in leather. You can get this material in colors such as beige, black, brown, tan and ivory. Various parts of the interior are also finished in brushed aluminum or chrome. The new pickup seats 2 people on a single row of seats. It provides function, technology and comfort in equal proportions.

Engine and Specs

The new 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be available with 2 engines. One of these is the 1.6 liter turbocharged engine. It churns out a total of 201 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. The new pickup truck will also be available with a 2.0 liter engine. It produces 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque.

These engines will be running on gasoline. The new pickup truck will also be available with a 2.0 diesel engine. Therefore, drivers have the freedom to pick from many different powerplants. The engines will have a 4 cylinder in-line setup. The new pickup truck has an average mileage of 30mpg.

2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup

Release Date, Price and Availability

The new 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz will be available in 2021. Its base model will have a price of $25,000. With the addition of extra trims, this price will increase.


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