It is the Hyundai Santa Cruz is a style choice that fills the space of a compact pickup truck for those looking to carry a bit of cargo and have lots of enjoyment. It’s the way to go and the Cruz is compared to the well-known Ford Maverick. Hyundai’s Santa Cruz is an SUV that has a tiny bed, but it still can haul 5,000 pounds which is similar to the Jeep Wrangler 4Door model of 2024.
2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT New Models
The new model to 2024’s lineup is an XRT trim, which adds visual strength to the Cruz and adds small details that are combined with the top engine to provide the best version of this model. As per Hyundai’s release according to Hyundai’s press release, the Santa Cruz XRT “Offers (s) enhanced adventure and everyday technology”. It will be available with models like the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Palisade that will also include its XRT trim.
The XRT trims are located beneath the ‘Limited’ trim and sit above the no longer available SEL Premium trim. The small pick-up truck, should one can be called an actual truck, is stunning in the official picture in black. It shows off Cruz’s attractive design. It is first of all equipped with a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 281-hp/311-lb/ft motor. An eight-speed auto transmission delivers power all to four wheels.
The second engine isn’t offered with the XRT engine, which has 191 horsepower and 181 pounds of torque This means that the new trim is equipped with all the power that is available in the Santa Cruz in 2024.
It’s the Santa Cruz XRT is still mostly a vehicle for road use equipped with a bed instead of an off-road-friendly pickup like its kin the Ford Maverick however, the style is an enjoyable improvement. The above image is of the model that was in 2023 that shows the distinction the XRT trim brings to the overall appearance.
The highlights of the pack are plenty of dark colors in the grilles, rear and front fascia handles, mirror caps, handles, and more. Dark themes are extremely well-liked, and it appears to work in the 2024 Santa Cruz XRT. The logos, trim-specific orange wheel caps, and black rear letters are displayed alongside the wide flares of the fenders.
A great addition is the bed rails, which give the vehicle a rugged appearance. They are a great addition to the XRT style and extend to the inside, as well, with the steering wheel wrapped in leather, a gear knob, as well as white ‘H-Tex(tm) seats’. Hyundai promises additional features, such as “Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go’ as well as an auto-dimming mirror for the rear, as well as a digital key.
2024 Hyundai Santa Cruz XRT Pricing
Hyundai hasn’t yet released pricing information on the 2020 Santa Cruz, which could increase by a few hundred dollars. For 2023, the SEL Premium which will replace the XRT will replace is priced at $38,935 (prices include the $1,335 delivery cost). For 2023, Santa Cruz Limited costs $41,905. It is also offered with various other Hyundai models, such as most recently, it joined the Palisade collection.
Santa Cruz sales remain up in the year 2023, by 10 percent during the first six months of 2023. To date, Hyundai has sold 20,050 Santa Cruz trucks. Ford hasn’t yet released its Q2 2023 sales numbers. However, it is known that the Blue Oval recorded 21,478 Maverick sales during the initial three months of the year. Q2 will only increase the total.