Hyundai Veloster Grappler debuts in SEMA 2019 and its a strange yet interesting concept

Nov 14, 2019 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
While the Veloster is already an unusual but fun car, Hyundai USA has outdone itself by turning it into a beastly adventure vehicle for the 2019 SEMA Show, the Hyundai Veloster Grappler!

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.

Hyundai Veloster Grapler concept at the 2019 SEMA show

The Veloster Grappler Concept being introduced at the 2019 SEMA Show

1. Hyundai Veloster Grappler

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.

hyundai veloster grappler

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.

Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept's solar panel

It has a solar panel which is perfect for those wanting to go off the grid

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2. Hyundai Veloster Grappler: Under the hood

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.

The rear end of the Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept

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.

Source: C.G.B. Miguel