The brand-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck could truly happen at some point next year. The latest reports are strongly suggesting a pickup truck based on Tucson. However, it is a mystery if Hyundai plans to create new Tucson Pickup or to give its Santa Cruz model a refreshment. Both outcomes are likely to happen.
The fourth-gen Tucson debuted a couple of days ago, and the rumors about Tucson Pickup Truck already started. The idea is to create a new pickup that rides on the same platform as the Tucson crossover. Moreover, the arriving truck should be an affordable option that will compete with the new Ford Maverick.
2021 Tucson Pickup Truck Renderings
Latest rendering photos are showing us the idea of the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck. It is a unibody “cross-truck” that provides a very modern appearance and a bed out back. Even the dual-cab variant looks great on the same renderings. Logically, most of the things are shared with the Tucson crossover.
The fourth-gen Tucson debuted recently, and its platform will underpin new pickup truck variant. Styling cues are the same, which is not surprising at all. That includes a new grille and new set of headlights as well. Both models are looking refreshed and very stylish. It remains to be seen if new pickup will arrive as Tucson-based truck or as a new Santa Cruz variant.
We don’t know that much about interior design. However, we hardly believe the 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck will depart from its crossover sibling. Thanks to that, it is easy to picture the cabin of the pickup variant. For a start, we expect the same interior layout, with minimal changes and modifications. Hyundai could surprise us with a larger and standard touchscreen or new upholstery.
The design shouldn’t be changed at all, including the layout of buttons and controls. The center stack could be slightly different, and gear shifter will be a brand-new unit. Lastly, the Korean manufacturer will provide the latest driver-assistance aids.
As for the things under the hood, all we can do is predict. New 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck will surely borrow the engine lineup from the crossover version. That includes a 2.0-liter engine with 165 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. However, if this engine truly becomes available, it will be the engine for the base trim level exclusively. A 2.4-liter unit with 180 hp and 175 lb-ft of twists should be optional powertrain choice.
However, Hyundai said that its 2.5-liter Smartstream four-cylinder output will gain more power and better efficiency for 2021. Thanks to that, this engine would be a perfect candidate. Current 2.5-liter variant provides 187 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. We can imagine for this engine to get just enough power to generate over 200 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, an 8-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission will surely be in the offer.
2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck Release Date and Price
Many reliable reports are suggesting the price that starts at around $25,000. New 2021 Hyundai Tucson Pickup Truck will arrive at some point next year. The Korean automaker confirmed the truck is already running tests. However, this pickup could come as the next-gen Santa Cruz model.