Why Trucks Are Now the Perfect Family Vehicle

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Pickup trucks historically have been all about power and towing, with little to note in the interior and no room for extra passengers. But in the last few decades, that has changed dramatically, as pickup trucks have become comfortable and spacious, leading the industry in certain safety innovations. Here’s why trucks are now the perfect family vehicle.

  • Spacious second rows: Trucks now typically offer extended or crew cab versions that have second rows that are as spacious or even more spacious than the second rows of SUVs and sedans. This means you can fit a family of five safely and comfortably in pickup trucks.
  • Innovative tech: Trucks also include innovative tech that the whole family will love, from advanced infotainment systems with smartphone compatibility to state-of-the-art audio systems to active safety features that help prevent accidents from happening.
  • Towing prowess: Family vacations to the beach, mountains, or lake are all better when you can bring along your favorite toys, whether that’s your kayaks, boat, bike, trailer, jet skis, or snowmobiles. No matter what you need to haul, pickup trucks have the space and towing power to do so.
  • Versatility: Trucks are great when moving furniture, whether it’s adding a new bedroom for a new kid, designing a new home office, taking your first kid to college, or moving into a bigger home.

Hyundai of Longview has a great selection of pre-owned pickup trucks at unbeatable prices. Pay us a visit and see which models can work for your family.

Hyundai’s Pickup Truck Is Coming Soon: What We Know So Far


Hyundai is working on expanding its lineup. Currently, pickup trucks are some of the most popular vehicles in the United States, which is something the brand wants to tap into. Now, we have learned that Hyundai’s pickup truck, which will be called the Santa Cruz, will reach the U.S. Market in 2020 or early 2021.

Hyundai showed off its Santa Cruz Concept back in 2015 at the North American International Auto Show. It was set for production with an original release date of late 2018. However, after some personnel changes, the release date was pushed back to 2020.

The new truck will target what Hyundai calls “urban adventurers”: those who don’t need a full-size truck for daily work purposes but want something more capable, compact, and fashionable than a large SUV.

The new Hyundai truck is poised to capture a part of the ever-growing pickup market here in the United States. However, because of its smaller size, it will offer hopeful truck owners a more affordable way to get there. In addition, it could have unique features like the bed extender option that was part of the original concept. Hyundai has not released any specifics about the features or capabilities of the future production model, though, but we at Hyundai of Longview are eagerly awaiting the release of official details.

Are you excited about the idea of a pickup truck by Hyundai?