Hyundai Santa Cruz Configurator Lets You Build Your Perfect Pickup

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We now know the available options and trims for the Santa Cruz.

Last month, Hyundai lifted the wraps off its first-ever pickup truck: the Santa Cruz that Hyundai describes as a "Sport Adventure Vehicle" designed for urban driving and light off-roading. Before deliveries start in the summer, Hyundai has launched an online configurator. Unfortunately, no pricing details have been revealed, but the configurator details the available trims and options for the first time, allowing you to spec your perfect Santa Cruz.

Four trims are available: SE, SEL, SEL Premium, and Limited. As standard, the entry-level SE trim is equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Hyundai's SmartSense suite of driver assists also comes as standard, which includes a forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, and a driver attention monitor.

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Upgrading to the SEL trim adds a blind-spot collision avoidance assist, proximity key with push-button start, an eight-way heated power driver seat with adjustable lumbar support, and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals. This trim is also available with an optional Activity Package with "added technology and storage solutions." There are no specific details, but it probably includes a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

Powering the SE and SEL models is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four engine rated at 190 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes as standard, or an all-wheel-drive system is available. Hyundai claims the SE and SEL trims have a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds and a 1748-pound payload rating.

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Moving up to the SEL Premium trim adds LED headlights, a digital key, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather steering wheel and shifter, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Topping the range is the Limited trim, which adds a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a premium Bose audio system, ventilated and heated leather seats, a heated leather steering wheel, dark chrome exterior accents, and a blind-spot view monitor to the standard equipment list. Larger 20-inch wheels are also available for the Limited trim.

The SEL Premium and Limited trims have a more powerful 2.5-liter turbo-four producing 275 hp and 310 lb-ft, increasing the truck's towing capacity to 5,000 pounds. All four trims are available in six exterior colors: Ice White, Phantom Black, Hampton Gray, Sage Gray, Blue Stone, and Desert Sand. Hyundai is accepting $100 deposits for the Santa Cruz, so we should find out how much it costs soon.

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