Hyundai simply pulled the wraps off its long-awaited pickup, the 2022 Santa Cruz. This unibody truck boasts a four-door cab, 52 inch mattress, and a normal 2.5L engine making an anticipated 190 horsepower. Along with obtainable all-wheel drive, there’s an non-obligatory turbocharged 2.5L engine that Hyundai says will produce an estimated 275 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Santa Cruz is large information for North America—a market that basically, actually likes its pickup vans. And from what we will inform on the spec sheet, Hyundai’s new truck is bringing the products in opposition to a few of the apparent rivals, particularly the Honda Ridgeline and upcoming Ford Maverick.

Hyundai wasn’t shy about describing the off-road capabilities of the Santa Cruz, however we’re anxiously awaiting some impartial testing and critiques. (Picture/Hyundai)

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Engine, Transmission & Drivetrain

The usual 190 hp 4 is backed up by an eight-speed hydraulic automated transmission. But when consumers go for the turbocharged 275 hp engine, they get an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission together with these nifty paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

Both engines can get Hyundai’s HTRAC all-wheel drive setup that boasts lively torque management to modulate the ability despatched to every wheel.

At full boil, the turbo four-banger within the Santa Cruz is predicted to make over 300 lb.-ft. of torque. (Picture/Hyundai)

Key Santa Cruz Specs: Towing, Mattress & Extra

In customary trim, the 2022 Santa Cruz has a stout 3,500-pound tow ranking and with the upper output engine and AWD, towing functionality goes as much as 5,000 kilos.

This could offer you a good suggestion of how a lot stuff the Santa Cruz can lug within the mattress. There’s a reasonably large trunk beneath the ground too. (Picture/Hyundai)

The 2022 Santa Cruz additionally has what Hyundai calls a “Multi-Utility” mattress, which is only a fancy means of claiming its bought some adjustability and configuration choices. And also you’ll see that within the spec sheet, the place Hyundai lists two totally different mattress lengths, 48.4 inches for the “higher” half, and 52.1 inches for the “decrease” half.

Along with a lockable tonneau cowl, the mattress contains a large locking rear trunk compartment underneath the mattress ground.

As of now, it’s shorter, narrower, and decrease than just about each different truck in its class, so it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how the Santa Cruz does in attracting new, and maybe first-time, truck consumers.

Hyundai says Santa Cruz manufacturing begins in June and its new truck ought to seem on heaps by the summer season. Within the meantime, you possibly can take a look at the official Santa Cruz press launch from Hyundai right here.

Hyundai Just Introduced the 2022 Santa Cruz: A 4-Door Pickup Truck with an Available Turbo & AWD