Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept vehicle
Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept vehicle (SEMA)

WHEN the 2019 SEMA industry auto show opens its doors to the trade sector on November 6, Hyundai will unveil the Veloster Grappler concept vehicle, an off road beast based on the popular hatch.

The Grappler concept boasts increased ground clearance, and combines superb approach and departure angles, delivering confident off roading capability. Custom front and rear brush guards have also been installed.

These have been put in place to ensure the Veloster Grappler is protected whenever the terrain turns unpredictable. Over-sized all-terrain tires and rally themed method racing wheels yield a menacing demeanour and functional capability too.

Borla cat-back exhaust components add a visceral audible resonance, while for extra cargo capabilities, a roof mounted Thule utility basket includes a high output lighting system from Baja Designs.

A full host of roof mounted utility lights allow for versatility on the go. From high speed desert off roading high beams to base-camp work lights, the Veloster Grappler is ready for the unexpected from any adventure.

The utility basket serves as a base mount for the removable solar panel from Goal Zero, powering an all electric portable power station, mounted inside the cabin for remote journeys.

A custom vinyl exterior body wrap features a ghosted Hyundai themed livery. A Seibon carbon fibre hood effectively vents excess engine bay heat when things hot up out on the road.

Inside the cabin, the functional ruggedness theme continues. An integrated roll bar provides occupant protection and facilitates mounting for a full size spare wheel and tire. You’ll also find traction mats and an over sized utility shovel on board.

In addition to the Goal Zero power station, there’s a roadside assistance kit, first aid kit, Napier outdoor dome tent, Scosche mounts, Goal Zero crush lights, and premium Recaro seats finished in a vintage hounds tooth check pattern.

Exterior lighting is modulated through a custom designed switch panel, and Hyundai genuine accessories round out the functionality of the vehicle, adding sport pedals, a sport shifter, all weather mats, ambient foot-well lighting and cargo blocks.

Hyundai if you’re listening, please send this to production for real. We want one.

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