Hyundai Serves Up Santa Cruz Pickup for Millennials

You're in your 20s and you have a problem. You want a truck, but you live in a big city and neither your budget nor parking space will allow anything more than a small CUV.  In Hyundai's world, that's no problem at all, because the automaker just came up with this – the Santa Cruz Crossover Truck Concept. With it, Hyundai wants to target the millennials and the 'urban adventurers' amongst you. But is it a trucklet that you'd actually buy? Feel free to sound off below. RELATED: Check out more photos of the Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck Concept The concept stakes its claim as the optimal balance of utility and everyday usability. Rear-hinged second row doors reveal seating for five in an extra-cab layout, while the truck's rear bed features a retractable rigid tonneau cover and an expandable drawer-like function for longer cargo loads. Just think of all the beach bonfires, bottle runs to the recycling center, and youth soccer coaching you could be doing! On the outside, the crossover pickup's styling likely falls into the love-it-or-hate-it category, what with its exposed projector headlights, raked side profile, and upsized wheel and tire package. But the Santa Cruz's selling point might be what lies under the hood, in this case, a 2.0-liter turbodiesel packing 190 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. RELATED: Take a closer look at the stylish 2015 Hyundai Genesis Hyundai says it could net fuel economy ratings well into the high 30 mpg range, and we say that lump of torque – put to the wheels through Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel-drive system – could lend itself to some quite spirited driving. And that's not something exclusive to the millennial generation. Not a fan? Well, don't worry. We've got a feeling Hyundai won't be putting the Santa Cruz concept into production anytime soon. But the more we look at it, the more we wish they would. RELATED: Check out the all-new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado pickup ________________________________________ Click Here to Read the Original Article on BoldRide

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