After the release of the newest SUV Hyundai Tucson, the first renderings of the pickup truck appears on all popular websites. At first look, the 2021 Hyundai Tucson pickup truck looks attractive and almost identical to the SUV model.
However, many gossips indicate that this model might be the next Santa Fe Cruz. However, it is still a mystery if Hyundai plans to create a new Tucson Pickup or to give a facelift to the famous Santa Cruz model. If you didn’t know, the new Tucson SUV debuted a couple of days ago, and it wears more attractive styling than the predecessor. However, rumors about the Tucson Pickup Truck doesn’t settle down, and we will be glad to analyze this model.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck: Here’s What We Know so Far
According to rumors, the manufacturer will create a new pickup truck that rides on the same platform as the Tucson crossover. Interest, plenty of speculations are circulating that the same architecture could also hit the next Santa Few Cruz model. Latest rendering photos showing Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck with a very modern appearance.
The unibody “cross-truck” featuring almost identical design language as the Tucson crossover. Of course, some small modifications on the front are evident, and the pickup truck hosts a new shaped headlight as the grille. From the side, the same lines as on the Tucson are present. However, on the back, this dual-cab variant comes with refreshed styling and the new taillights system.
Right now, we don’t know much about the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck cabin design. Most likely, if this model happens, will not depart significantly from its crossover sibling. Firstly, we can expect the same interior layout, with decent legroom and headroom behind. Like the SUV version, the pickup one will provide five seats in the dual-cab variant.
Probably minimal changes and modifications will happen compared to the SUV model. However, in terms of techs, Hyundai recently introduced a new Tucson SUV with a giant touchscreen and new upholstery. So, we are assuming the same center stack on the pickup truck version.
There is no info right now about the engine of rendered 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck. Basically, all we can do is assume that this model will most likely be powered with the same range of engines as the crossover version. That means the pickup truck will use a 2.0-liter engine with 165 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Optionally, one can get a much more potent 2.4-liter unit with 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of twists.
The last probability is 2.5-liter with new smart stream four-cylinder output that will introduce more power and better efficiency. As you probably know, the current model with the same engine provides 187 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. It also uses a new 8-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission and FWD system as standard.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
Suppose this model happens in the future, we think that a starting price of around $25,000 and below is a must. As we stated, renderings are available, and the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck uses many cues from the crossover SUV model. However, Korean automaker must calculate is this a good decision, consider that the next-gen Santa Cruz model is just around the corner.