Hyundai Veloster Turbo Turns Into Grappler Off-Roader

We don’t need to wait for the 2019 SEMA show next month to see what the unique Hyundai Veloster Turbo Grappler hatchback looks like. The concept is here now, looking so wild with its “rugged and sporty all-terrain” style.

Although it’s only in the form of rendering, it shows plenty of details that you will want to feast your eyes on. The beast rides on a set of 10-spoke Method Race wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires. It has also been fitted with a lift kit, Thule roof rack with a LED light bar, brush guard with side LED lights, Goal Zero portable solar panel, and black-painted and plastic fender flares.

Covering the engine is a carbon fiber hood made by Seibon, which acts rather as an aesthetic element – we think. But Hyundai said that the carbon hood is there because it’s actually needed to vent “excess engine bay heat when things heat up out on the road”.

Other features carried by the hatchback include a full-size spare wheel, integrated roll bar, utility shovel, traction mats, first aid kit, roadside emergency kit, outdoor dome tent by Napier, and Recaro premium seats with houndstooth pattern upholstery. The car also has a custom switch panel to control auxiliary exterior lighting. Its shifter, pedal box, footwell lighting, and floor mats are nice and well-designed.

On top of that, Hyundai didn’t forget to equip the car with a Borla Cat Back™ exhaust system – of course, making the Turbo Grappler concept even more unique than it should. Basically, packing a 2.0-liter powerhouse, the Turbo and Turbo R-Spec crank out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Having extra grunt is the N-modified model, which puts out 250 hp or 275 hp with the Performance Package that costs $2,100.

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