Journalists are testing the Santa Cruz right now and we should start seeing first drive reviews go up soon!
"Spent the afternoon driving the brand new out of the box 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz. Again driving impressions embargo in place.
I can tell you Hyundai would like you to know it is not a pick-up truck but rather a Sport Adventure Vehicle. Anyone remember the Subaru Baja?
Our truck guy Howard Elmer says if it has an open bed it’s a truck, good point.
It’s based on the Tucson SUV with same interior and has a lockable bed.
2.5L Turbocharged GDI engine with a robust 281hp & 311 lb-ft if torque.
8-speed dual clutch transmission.
Payload is 1,600 lbs, and towing capacity is a maximum of 5,000 lbs.
Starts at $38,499
Much more to come on Motoring TV, but I will say it was a real head turner and that’s enough to get people in the showroom and isn’t that what it’s all about?"
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