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Hyundai donates 4 Santa Cruz pickups to Santa Cruz fire department

The Santa Cruz is going to be cruising the beaches of Santa Cruz this summer.

Hyundai has donated four of its Santa Cruz compact pickups to the Santa Cruz Fire Department for use in its Marine Safety Division.

The vehicles are worth a combined $164,000, which Hyundai said is the largest donation it has made to a municipality.

The donation is being made in conjunction with Beach Safety Week.

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The Santa Cruz shares its platform with the Tucscon SUV. (Hyundai)

Retail Santa Cruz prices range from around $26,000 to $40,000. It is available with either a 191 hp four-cylinder engine or a 281 hp turbocharged four-cylinder, and both are offered with the choice of front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive. Hyundai sold more than 12,000 of the vehicles through April, which is up 12% from last year.

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“These vehicles are going to be game-changing in terms of bolstering our current fleet of vehicles that are available not only for patrol, but for the emergency response for the water rescues we have all year round,” Santa Cruz Fire Chief Rob Oatey said.

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