The Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept has made its world debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). It tries to blend cues from crossovers and trucks to create an interesting solution for a versatile and utilitarian vehicle designed for “millennial lifestyles”, according to Hyundai. It comes with a large hexagonal grille flanked by high-tech headlights which have a honeycomb pattern while the fog lights mounted lower on the bumper benefit from LED technology. Hyundai has installed a set of big alloy wheels featuring center-locking hubs and covered in Michelin tires.
The Hyundai Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept features rear-hinged rear doors granting an easier access to the seats in the back while behind the chunky wheels are Brembo brake calipers painted in yellow.
Under the hood there’s a turbodiesel2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 190 bhp (142 kW) and a peak torque of 406 Nm (300 lb-ft). Output is channeled to an all-wheel drive system (known as HTRAC) and Hyundai says the concept has a fuel consumption of 7.8 liters / 100 km (30 mpg US).