The first-ever 2022 SANTA CRUZ.

Starting from
$38,499
Fuel economy per 100 km
12.1L City
8.6L Highway
10.6L Combined
Towing capacity
5,000 lbs

Introducing the first of its kind.

Discover the SANTA CRUZ, the first-ever Sport Adventure Vehicle that was designed to open a new world of possibilities that meet your needs in one bold package. By combining SUV style with open-bed versatility, you can enjoy a multitude of benefits all at once without compromise. Roominess with manoeuverability, check. Towing capability and fuel efficiency, check. Open-bed cargo space and secured lockable storage, check.

Enjoy it all with the SANTA CRUZ – power, capability and versatility when it comes to moving cargo with comfort and refinement behind the wheel.

Exterior

Ready when you are.

The tough yet alluring modern design of the SANTA CRUZ makes efficient use of its compact dimensions by offering excellent manoeuvrability, making it a joy to park in challenging urban areas.

Cargo

SUV refinement meets open-bed versatility.

The SANTA CRUZ delivers next level versatility thanks to the flexibility of an open bed, so you can easily load it up with gear and get to your next adventure.

Top and side-mounted standard LED bed lights help illuminate night-time loading and unloading.

The standard sliding and lockable tonneau cover is lightweight, yet durable, with a strong aluminum construction that can hold up to 220 pounds. It offers desired privacy when closed and then rolls neatly into a canister in order to maximize your cargo area.

The standard underfloor storage is sealed to keep water and dirt out, so no matter what activities you have in mind your items will stay clean. Conversely, you can also use the storage for wet and muddy items so your cabin stays clean — easily wash away dirt with the 1-way drain plug.

Standard rear bumper steps are located on the corner, centre and top, to provide easy access to the bed. Each one can hold up to 440 pounds.

A standard and convenient 115 volt power outlet can be accessed from the open bed.

Make sure items stay secure with six tie-down points, including four rotating D rings. A standard adjustable rail and cleat system runs along each side for additional mounting points.

If you are looking to carry longer items like lumber, the standard height-adjustable tailgate can be positioned to act as an additional shelf to lay items over, so they don’t hang off.

Interior

Stay comfortable all journey long.

The interior design of the SANTA CRUZ prioritizes ergonomics and features that deliver comfort all journey long.

Technology

Advanced tech just a tap or swipe away.

Adding to the comfortable cabin is a wealth of technology that will help keep you connected through your journey and make the little things more convenient.

The premium centre stack display features an edgeless infotainment screen appearance with an available hi-definition 10.25” touch-screen with navigation system.

An 8.0" touch-screen comes standard.

This available instrument cluster displays much more than just vehicle speed – rich, colourful graphics change based on your selected drive mode, and an available Blind View Monitor provides added perspective on the road by streaming a live video of your blind spot within the cluster.

Make night driving even more exceptional with the available interior ambient lighting system. Select from up to 64 colours thanks to a customizable palette wheel.

Bose® premium sound system 
An available Bose® premium sound system brings rich sound to the cabin — the perfect way to listen to your favourite playlist.
Proximity keyless entry push-button ignition
Open the front doors and start the engine, all without having to dig around for your key fob. The advanced proximity key also offers remote engine start at the press of a button.
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
For added convenience, available rain-sensing windshield wipers automatically activate when moisture is detected.
Connectivity.

Stay connected.

Enjoy your journey with seamless connectivity features that help you stay connected.

Bluelink® connected vehicle system

The SANTA CRUZ offers standard Bluelink®, our connected vehicle system that conveniently keeps you connected with your Hyundai via the smartphone app and offers a suite of services at the press of a button. This innovative connected system gives you the ability to remotely lock/unlock and start your vehicle, adjust climate controls, keep track of your vehicle’s health with smart diagnostic tools and so much more.

Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM

Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ with available wireless connectivity lets you access your favourite mobile apps — music, maps, messages and more — seamlessly and safely through voice commands and the touch-screen display.

Wireless charging pad

The available wireless charging pad is located in the centre console, so you can easily charge your smartphone, cable-free.

Performance

Power your next adventure.

The SANTA CRUZ offers one powerful and confident ride with its standard 2.5L Turbocharged engine and HTRACTM All-Wheel Drive system ready for pursuing all kinds of adventures.

The standard 2.5L Turbocharged GDI engine boasts 281 horsepower and an impressive 311 lb.-ft. torque. That kind of power gives the SANTA CRUZ a remarkable towing capacity of up to 5,000 lbs.

The wet 8-speed dual clutch transmission with paddle shifters enhances fuel efficiency and torque capacity while delivering a truly fun driving experience. 
The dual clutch transmission includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual shifting control by the driver.

Confidently tow your weekend gear with up to 5,000 lbs of towing capacity.

With Drive Mode Select, choose the driving mode that suits your preferred driving style. The different modes adjust the engine, transmission and steering control settings.

NORMAL mode - Best for relaxed, everyday driving.
SPORT mode - Sport mode adjusts the throttle and steering response for greater agility and a more responsive drive.
SMART mode - Smart mode automatically adjusts between all available modes based on driver input to optimize your drive.

Performance

HTRACTM All-Wheel Drive with multi-terrain control modes

For the ultimate in handling, performance and traction, enjoy our HTRACTM All-Wheel Drive system. It allows you to select the appropriate traction setting that best suits your current driving conditions with three dedicated terrain modes. Choose from Snow, Mud or Sand.

SNOW mode
Optimized for snow-covered and slippery roads. This mode will distribute the driving force of the vehicle based on road conditions to help suppress wheel slippage.
MUD mode
Optimized for muddy, rutted or uneven terrain. In Mud mode, sensors can instantly detect wheel slippage and automatically redirect torque to the wheel with the most traction, so that you can keep moving despite the hazardous driving conditions.
SAND mode
Optimized for loose sand or deep gravel. Special algorithms developed for sand driving secure the right gear and help ensure each wheel receives the right amount of torque at the right moment to deliver optimal tire traction.
Safety

Hyundai SmartSenseTM  

Our suite of available Hyundai SmartSense™ safety features include a range of camera, radar and motion detection technologies to provide you with added peace of mind.

This standard safety innovation detects rapid closing distances to the vehicle ahead and pedestrians or cyclist in your path. If a potential forward collision is detected, audible and visual warning notifications will alert the driver. If the driver does not react to avoid impact, the system can apply emergency braking under certain conditions.

This advanced technology also includes an available junction-turning component to help make left turns at an intersection safer.

Available Highway Driving Assist, working in conjunction with Lane Following Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control with traffic stop and go, conveniently helps you keep to the speed limit by adjusting your set cruise control speed as the speed limit changes, based on GPS and highway data, and automatically decreases your speed before entering a highway curve section.

The available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system takes basic cruise control to the next level of convenience. Set your pre-determined speed and distance to the vehicle ahead, and ACC will automatically adjust your speed to maintain the set distance. The system will even operate in stop-and-go traffic, bringing the vehicle to a complete stop when necessary and then resuming automatically.

As the engine is turned off, a visual warning in the instrument cluster and audible alert reminds you to check the rear seats before exiting with this standard feature.

Standard Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance-Assist not only uses radar to detect when a vehicle is in the driver’s blind spot, but will also help avoid a collision by gently applying brake power on the opposite tire to help deter an unsafe lane change.

When reversing out of areas with low visibility, this standard system warns the driver if a vehicle approaches from either side. It can also apply the brakes automatically under certain conditions if no action is taken.

Using the front-view camera to detect lane markers on the road, this standard feature assists the driver’s steering to help keep the vehicle centred inside the lane.

Start drifting outside of your lane without signalling and this standard system is designed to inform you with audible and visual cues. If no action is taken, Lane Keeping Assist can apply corrective steering assistance to help keep the vehicle within the lane markings.

Using the front-mounted camera and light detection technology, standard High Beam Assist provides an extra level of convenience by automatically switching between high and low beams when traffic is detected ahead.

The available surround view monitor provides multiple perspectives of your surroundings when you park. Choose between a front, rear, curbside or full 360-degree view. You can also zoom in or out from the touch-screen display to get the best viewpoint.

The available, confidence-inspiring Blind View Monitor streams a live visual of your blind spot directly in the gauge cluster to provide you with added perspective.

Designed to detect the onset of driver fatigue, this standard system will monitor driver input and issue a visual and audible alert if fatigue is sensed, suggesting a driving break.

Safety

The SUPERSTRUCTURETM

At the core of the SANTA CRUZ is the SUPERSTRUCTURETM, a state-of-the-art platform built with our very own Advanced High-Strength Steel to deliver exceptional stiffness and strength. In the event of a collision, the SUPERSTRUCTURETM helps protect occupants inside the vehicle by absorbing harmful energy and redirecting it away from the passenger compartment.

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