Hyundai Santa Cruz Configurator Now Online, Build Your Perfect Pick Up Truck
The long-anticipated 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck was finally released in the USA last month. It took the carmaker six long years to release the truck, which was first unveiled back in 2015 at the Detroit Motor Show. So, was the wait worth it? We are about to find right out.
Let’s discuss about some important details and take a look at the different trim levels that the 2022 Santa Cruz offers in the United States.
The official Hyundai Santa Cruz configurator, which you can find on Hyundai Motor America’s official website, reveals that the vehicle comes available in four trim levels, the SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited.
There are also two engine options to choose from, the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, rated at 190 hp and 180 ft pound of torque, and a 2.5-liter turbo engine rated at 275 hp and 310 ft pound of torque.
Configure Hyundai Santa Cruz 2022 trim levels
- Base 2022 Santa Cruz SE
The base trim level is the SE model. It comes with a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter engine and paired with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The entry level 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SE makes 190 horsepower and 180 ft pounds of torque.
This trim level comes standard with an 8-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. On the Santa Cruz’s SE trim level there are also available standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist.
The towing capacity of the Hyundai Santa Cruz SE is rated at 3500 pounds, while it can carry 1.748 pounds of payload. The SE trim level can be configured with a front or all-wheel drive.
- 2022 Santa Cruz SEL
The SEL trim goes a step higher than the SE and offers you more technology and features while keeping the same engine and transmission. In the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL you can get advanced features like push to start ignition and proximity key.
There are also some necessities like blind-spot collision avoidance, and luxury features like a power driver’s seat that goes eight ways and is heated, heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. Customers of the Hyundai Santa Cruz SEL will also be able to order an Activity Package that adds even more tech and storage solutions.
- 2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium
The 2022 Santa Cruz SEL Premium goes another step higher and includes a more powerful powertrain, a 275 hp turbocharged petrol engine that has 310 ft pound of torque. It increases the towing capacity up to 5000 pounds. And offers a modern 8-speed dual-clutch transmission with fancy paddle shifters.
Other features on this trim level include LED headlights, dual-zone climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. And it adds the ability to use your phone as a car key.
- Range-topping 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited
If you want luxury and practicality at the same time, the top-trim Limited model is the way to go. The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited incorporates a one-of-a-kind exterior with dark chrome accents, 20-inch alloy wheels are also available together with other luxury features such as leather heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. Other goodies include Bose audio system and a big 10.25-inch display with infotainment and navigation system.
As revealed in the Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup truck configurator there will be 6 exterior colors to choose from. Those are the Phantom Black, Sage Gray, Ice White, Desert Sand, BlueStone, and Hampton Grey.
Although pricing remains a mystery, U.S. consumers can already reserve their Santa Cruz trucks by putting down a 100-dollar deposit at the carmaker’sofficial US website. They can do that through the use of the newly launched Hyundai Santa Cruz online configurator. More pricing details and information should be coming soon, so stay tuned for more news! (Photo source: Hyundai US website)