Hyundai has released a Santa Cruz development video with teaser sketches of its eagerly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle.
An enthusiastic Hyundai design team with diverse outdoor pursuits helped fulfill the Santa Cruz concept evolution, ensuring its broad adventure capabilities. Hyundai research confirmed Santa Cruz’ appeal to urban adventure seekers that require daily urban flexibility coupled with the capability for frequent extra-urban adventures.
The All-New Adventure Vehicle, as Hyundai called it, boasts bold yet sophisticated design, powerful and efficient powertrain options, a flexible, secure open bed for gear, cutting-edge connectivity and a highly maneuverable all-wheel drive platform that is equally at home in urban and adventure-focused environments.
We already have seen on spy shots that the Santa Cruz will have almost the same interior design as All-New Tucson, as well as the same 2.5 GDi N/A engine (this was confirmed by a recent spy shot you will find below).
It is still not confirmed if will have a more powerful engine, but I don’t think so because they’re pretty clear about the purpose of the vehicle “It’s Not a Truck” they said.
From the image below we can explain a few things: NX4a OB means = “NX4” is the codename of All New Tucson, “a” means America while “OB” means Open Bed. So at the end, this is just a Open Ben Tucson with small differences. So the Santa Cruz is NX4 OB while Tucson is just NX4.
The 2.5 G is the Smartstream Gasoline engine, that delivers 198 hp. Then “P1” means the stage of the prototype. So we were in front of one of the first units of the pre-production model, which is the first test prototype that has all production parts on it.
So we placed you to April 15th at 9:00 AM Pacific Time for Digital Premiere.
Video source: Hyundai