Hyundai Introduces Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept

January 13, 2015 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

Hyundai revealed a new concept at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The futuristic-looking vehicle, known as the Hyundai Santa Cruz, is a diesel crossover truck aimed towards the “urban adventurer” millennial market.

The new CUV concept is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four turbo diesel engine capable of pushing a total 190 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque, and is meant to provide the versatility necessary to accommodate both passengers and their gear, whether for work-related situations or hauling furniture or sports equipment. Overall, Hyundai’s new concept truck should appeal to crossover and sedan car buyers rather than traditional truck customers.

The automaker expects fuel economy ratings to be well over 30 miles per gallon, which means that its carbon footprint should be closer to that of a small crossover. Other features to look for include an expandable bed, integrated tonneau cover, bed rails, Brembo brake calipers, and available all-wheel drive.

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