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It’s HERE…It’s Finally Here!!! – The All-New 2022 Santa Cruz

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2022 Santa Cruz, www.Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandHyundai revealed the All-New 2022 Santa Cruz on Thursday, and it’s going on sale this summer.

After first seeing it 6 years ago, it’s now actually going to be available, but excitement quickly turned to disappointment as it’s based on the All-New Tucson and not the larger Santa Fe as we were expecting, so it’s much smaller and a lot less useful.

2022 Santa Cruz, www.Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandUnfortunately, it’s more Subaru Baja than Honda Ridgeline or Ford Ranger in size with a very small bed. It does however have a very useful storage area in the bed like the Honda Ridgeline.

Production will be handled at Hyundai’s plant in Montgomery, Alabama where the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and the new 2022 Tucson are built.

2022 Santa Cruz, www.Road-Test.org, Iain ShanklandTwo powertrains will be available. The base option will be a 2.5-liter inline-4 delivering over 190 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque, hooked to an 8-speed automatic with a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds.

Above this will be a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering over 275 hp and 310 lb-ft., mated to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and All-Wheel Drive. Towing capacity is 5,000 lbs with the turbo.

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