At this year’s SEMA Show, Hyundai showcased a couple of vehicles, but the most eye-catching were the several Veloster-based concepts that ranged from the downright cool (such as the Hyundai Veloster N Performance concept and a rally-ready Kona) to the rather weird end of the spectrum, with the Veloster “Grappler” Concept. Philkotse.com takes a closer look.
The Veloster Grappler Concept being introduced at the 2019 SEMA Show
The Hyundai Veloster is already a weird vehicle in itself, featuring an asymmetrical design where the driver’s side door is a huge single piece while having a normal two-door configuration for the passenger side. In spite of this qurik,the Veloster is a performance hatchback that makes a respectable 201 horsepower, resulting in a definitely fun drive.
Hyundai takes it up a notch with the Veloster Grappler Concept, putting in a lifter suspension system for added ground clearance, numerous LED lamps mounted on the front brush guard, a carbon fiber hood, and a set of beefy all-terrain tires. Literally topping it all off is a Thule roof basket with even more LED lights, accompanied by a Goal Zero solar panel.
Talk about going ham with the lights
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Inside, the Grappler Concept features a roll cage, while occupants stay in place with the use of Recaro seats. A first aid kit, dome tent, and roadside assistance kit packed inside the vehicle leave no doubt that the Grappler is a Veloster transformed into an offroad beast.
It has a solar panel which is perfect for those wanting to go off the grid
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The engine itself is a stock US-spec 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that can makes 275 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque; the only upgrade that Hyundai of America gave it was the addition of a Borla cat-back exhaust.
It looks really squat despite the increase in ride height, like a Baja truck
While the Grappler Concept has already been unveiled, Hyundai has yet to release a video of the car carving up sand dunes or raging through rough, unpaved trails.