2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Hybrid in the Making

The upcoming 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz hybrid would be the company’s next plan for electrification. In the past, the sector for small truck market was very limited and not many auto manufacturers would have been interested in making one. However, the auto industry is now expanding and growing. In the past, the only rivals for the Santa Cruz would only be Ford Maverick or Honda Ridgeline. But now, there are so many competitors to name. Hyundai has to be creative and edgy when designing their future lines.

Hybrid Powertrain

It’s basically no secrets that auto manufacturers are busy developing electric vehicles for the future, although not many of them would be open about it. But it’s quite clear that many auto companies are heading that way: electrification. It means that Hyundai also comes with the same design and strategy.

2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Hybrid
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If there is a new Santa Cruz hybrid, it’s likely that the truck would still be running on the same base unit, but combining it with one electric motor. This should result in better gas mileage and also more power. After all, the small pickup truck is designed for city setting, and such arrangement is considered enough.

2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Hybrid Concept
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The 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz hybrid may come with 2 powertrain options. The first one would be a naturally aspirated unit with 2.5 liter capacity, churning 190 hp and 180 Nm of torque. Buyers can decide whether they want a front wheel or all wheel driving system. The second option includes a turbocharged unit that can deliver 280 hp and 311 Nm of torque. The standard driving system would be an all wheel, along with auto 8 speed transmission.

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2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz Hybrid Colors
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This truck has a towing capacity, but with 5,000 pounds of ability, it’s not exactly the kind of power that you want. Other mid size trucks are more powerful with bigger towing abilities.

Models and Expected Features

Despite the modern amenities, you can’t really say that equipment for the Santa Cruz would be breathtaking. The infotainment display includes a 8 inch screen, supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the safety features include lane keeping assist, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot intervention, forward collision mitigation, and others. If you go with SEL trim level, you can even enjoy heated front buckets, keyless entry, and heated mirrors. Naturally, the higher the trim you choose, the more features you can expect.

Q and A

Q: Is there any prediction about the starting price of the new Santa Cruz?

A: The predicted price is said to start from around $27,000. The highest trim would be around $45,000. This price list hasn’t included hybrid unit just yet. Rumor has it, if you want a hybrid powertrain, you will have to add $3,000 to the price.

Q: When is the new 2024 Santa Cruz should be available?

A: There is no information about it just yet, but it’s most likely in 2023. We should wait for this Korean auto company to reveal more of their 2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz before the launch date.

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