The Car Pro Test Drives the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup
Thursday on Sunrise LBK with Dave King and Tom Collins, The Car Pro Jerry Reynolds joined Dave and Tom to talk about his test drive of the week, when he thinks chip shortages will clear up, as well as other auto industry news.
This week, The Car Pro was test driving the 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, Hyundai's first venture into attempting a pickup truck. Jerry started the discussion by saying that he never thought he'd love this vehicle like he does, and is a bit shocked at how much he liked it. The 2022 Santa Cruz is a smaller truck with a 4 1/2 ft. pickup bed, a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine with a turbo that gets 281 horses, which feels like even more in this truck, a nice drive which is quiet inside, and a great interior. This top of the line truck has been selling very well, with Jerry saying that dealers can hardly keep them on the lot, going on to say that you'd have to get on a waiting list to get one with a possible 3-4 month wait. The truck has as window sticker price of $41,100. Reynolds said,
This one performs so well. Hyundai really did a good job with this thing.
Reynolds also talked about the ongoing chip shortage. Jerry explained that chip makers are starting to come online, so he thinks that these shortages will start to clear up in the 2nd quarter of 2022, or at least he hopes he's right. He went on to say that, although he doesn't know how this chip shortage will affect the industry long term, he knows that financially, dealers are doing extremely well because of it, with dealers simply needing to put cars on their website to get seen, and then people will fight over them.
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