We immediately identified the next 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck’s Hyundai Tucson roots when we first saw spy photos of it. The Santa Cruz is a very competitive pickup with a lot to offer thanks to its unibody construction. In case you weren’t aware, the Honda Ridgeline is a unibody truck with comparable mechanicals.
As Santa Cruz approaches its second model year, we anticipate it to be a carryover model. The basic 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that drives the current Santa Cruz is expected to deliver the same performance. The high-performance Santa Cruz N model is one significant update that might take place.
Hyundai Santa Cruz Specs
The same two engine options that are currently available for the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck will also be available for the 2024 model. Under the hood, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder petrol engine is capable of generating 191 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. In addition, Hyundai offers a 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with 311 lb-ft of torque and 281 horsepower.
This engine is not required. If you choose an optional powerplant, 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and a standard AWD technology are included as standard equipment. The Santa Cruz N model might be a significant upgrade. It is a high-performance variant that, according to reports, will generate noticeably more power and have a sportier design.
The upcoming 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup’s disguised prototype has recently been sighted. The rear section has undergone some interesting changes, and new spy photos also show that the front has a camouflage overlay that displays the grille’s design. The latest Santa Cruz has a very big grille, like the Tucson crossover SUV.
Even though it appears that the units have been lowered even farther, the split headlamps are still discernible. Generally, the design is considerably more attractive than it was before, and we predict that the production model will undergo more changes. Nevertheless, because this would be the truck’s second model year, redesign is still far away.
Interior Gets Mild Updates
The impending 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz will have a modern interior and the same level of refinement as the current model. Like the Santa Fe model, the Santa Cruz will have a rather spacious interior that can accommodate up to five passengers. The centerpiece of the cabin is the new 10.25-inch screen, which is standard.
Unfortunately, spy shots didn’t provide the most recent cabin upgrades. We anticipate a few genuinely minor adjustments, so the following model shouldn’t see any significant changes. The Santa Cruz truck has many driver-assistance features, and the highest trim levels are luxurious and stand out.
2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Release Date and Price
The price of the current model starts at $25,000. This means the 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz will start in the same range, with a possible minor price increase. We still think the Ford Maverick is a much better compact pickup with a standard hybrid powertrain and a more affordable price. Hyundai will launch a new Santa Cruz pickup next fall. Hopefully, the high-performance Santa Cruz N will also hit the dealerships.