Hyundai Santa Cruz Rendering
Trucks & SUVs

The Hyundai Santa Cruz Was Caught Playing in Snow

Finally, there is a new sneak peek for the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz. This will be Hyundai’s first pickup truck, and it looks pretty exciting. As most of the country is sick of the cold and ice, the 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz was caught playing in the snow. Honestly, these images warmed us up a …

rendering of the Kia pickup truck in a parking lot
Trucks & SUVs

When Are We Finally Getting a Kia Pickup Truck?

With the success of the brand’s most rugged model, the Kia Telluride, some of us are wondering what’s next. We already know that Kia can package a large unibody vehicle and sell it like hotcakes. So when are we finally getting a Kia pickup truck? While there’s no Kia pickup truck yet, it’s not exactly …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Shell on a forklift

Hyundai’s Santa Cruz Unibody Frame Doesn’t Stop It From Off-Roading

I have been a bit critical of Hyundai for not producing an off-road variant of the Palisade. Granted, the SUV is pretty capable in stock form to take on the rigors of shuttling people back and forth, even over a dirt road. However, a true off-road or overlanding capable trim level would add to the …

Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept
Crossover & Midsize

A Bigger Truck Than the Hyundai Santa Cruz is Coming

Before the Hyundai Santa Cruz has even arrived to compete with the upcoming Ford Maverick, Hyundai is already talking about making a bigger truck. Will this more robust truck have a unibody frame like the Honda Ridgeline, or will it be a new body-on-frame contender?  The Hyundai Santa Cruz could get bigger  The Hyundai Santa …

A red 1962 Studebaker Champ on a gravel driveway next to some bushes
Tips, Tricks & Trends

The Studebaker Champ: The 1960s American Hyundai Santa Cruz

The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz, being a car-based pickup, will potentially cause some confusion and consternation amongst potential buyers. It’s been a similar case with the Honda Ridgeline, despite its genuine on-pavement capability and its off-road performance. However, the idea of taking a car platform and making it into a truck isn’t new. Chevrolet did …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept Rear
Crossover & Midsize

Spotting The Hyundai Santa Cruz Raises Confusion

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz was spotted, and as a result, we’re confused. The little crossover truck was covered with camouflage, so we only got to see an outline of the Hyundai Santa Cruz, and we’re definitely ready to learn more.  What to expect with the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz  The Hyundai Santa Cruz has …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept

Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Picture Leaked

Back in 2015, Hyundai began teasing the public and motoring press with a pickup. At that time, the new Sante Cruz pickup concept was a slab-sided unibody vehicle based upon the Santa Fe structure. Since then, the project has been on-again, off-again a few times. Now we have proof that the project has gone forward.  Proof the project is moving …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
Trucks & SUVs

What the Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck Prototype Reveals

The upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz comes at the front of a mid-size and compact pickup truck resurgence. But information on the ‘compact utility vehicle’, as Hyundai calls it, has been fairly scarce. We know it’s coming in 2021, and that it’ll be produced at Hyundai’s Montgomery, Alabama factory. But beyond conflicting platform rumors, that’s about …

Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept
Trucks & SUVs

Hyundai Confirms Santa Cruz Pickup for 2021

Mid-size pickups are enjoying a resurgence in the US. The Ford Ranger has a higher payload than some full-size pickups, and the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 and Jeep Gladiator serve as excellent off-roaders. And now, Hyundai wants in on the action. In 2015, the Korean automaker had shown off the Santa Cruz Concept to an extremely …