Hyundai Santa Cruz Returns to Rebelle Rally with Rugged Upgrades
Hyundai is revving up its presence at this year’s Rebelle Rally with a modified Santa Cruz pickup, showcasing off-road enhancements and a distinctive custom livery.
In preparation for the rally, Hyundai made only “minimal” modifications to the Santa Cruz. The key upgrades include fitting larger 17-inch Falken Wildpeak A/T3W off-road tires, which not only provide enhanced ground clearance but also give the truck a more rugged look. To further boost its off-road capabilities, a Truxxx lift kit was added, raising the front and rear of the truck by 1.5 and 1.0 inches, respectively.
The Santa Cruz for the rally features a skid plate and a customized front bumper, which supports the Rally Innovations front recovery mount equipped with auxiliary lights. On top of the truck, cross bars and a roof-rack-mounted light bar have been added, providing additional utility and illumination. The eye-catching custom livery was designed by Hyundai Design North America’s Matt Marble, senior graphic designer, and Kellen Gustine, junior exterior designer.