The upcoming 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz has been spied during towing tests.
Car paparazzi made some shots of a prototype when it was trying its towing capability.
Pay attention to a wide toothed grille flowing into sleek LED headlights: it resembled one of the grille pattern seen on the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
Official towing figures are not known for now. We suppose the Santa Cruz will be able to tow up to 5,000 pounds, like the Honda Ridgeline, the only other unibody pickup in the American market, and the closest other brand vehicle which Hyundai’s pickup can be comparable with.
Hyunday’s first-ever pickup should come with the Santa Fe’s inline-four engines – a 2.4-liter unit and a turbocharged 2.0-liter one mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
It has a monocoque body and, as rumored, will offer a single bed length and a four-door crew cab.
Expect it will hit the market next year priced around $25,000. For comparison: the rivals like the Honda Ridgeline, Chevrolet Colorado and Ford Ranger of the 2020 model year cost between $33,900-43,520, $21,300-43,000, and $24,110-38,675, respectively.