The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup is taking its first step out into the public at noon ET today. Hyundai is holding a reveal event that it’s streaming live on YouTube for all to see. You’ll be able to watch along with us and everybody else to see what Hyundai has in store for its not-a-truck pickup.
In case you missed it, Hyundai already showed us the Santa Cruz in some shadowy photos that give us a pretty good idea of what we’ll see in the full reveal. We also got a short snippet of intention from designers explaining how they didn’t want the Santa Cruz to be a traditional truck. Hyundai isn’t even calling it one, instead opting for the “Sport Adventure Vehicle” moniker.
Hyundai’s brief announcement for this reveal says the pickup will offer “available HTRAC all-wheel drive.” Power to all four wheels was a certainty with a pickup, but that sentence seemingly confirms that there will be a front-drive version available, similar to the Honda Ridgeline. Hyundai also calls it the “most anticipated new vehicle reveal in our history.” To a certain extent, Hyundai isn’t wrong. The buildup to this compact pickup was long in the making, and we’re more than ready to see what Hyundai cooked up over the years.
Tune back in at noon, and then check back with our homepage after the live reveal to see more details and photos of the Santa Cruz.