As you all know, the SEMA show is all about going crazy with the modifications. So much so that a hatchback can be made into an off-roader and vice versa. Nissan made the Kicks pretty much look like a hatchback.
As for Hyundai, the company showcased the Veloster ‘Grappler’ concept along with the Veloster N Performance. The former boasts increased ground clearance with superb approach and departure angles for confident off-roading, thanks to custom front and rear ends. The concept rides on rally-themed Method Racing wheels shod with oversized all-terrain tires.
A roof-mounted Thule utility basket for extra cargo capabilities and generous additional lighting comes in handy for those unplanned adventures. There’s also a removable solar panel from Goal Zero, powering an all-electric portable power station inside the cabin.
As for the cabin, it features an integrated roll bar which also facilitates mounting for a full-size spare wheel and tire. Other features include custom Recaro seats, sporty pedals, a sport shifter, all-weather mats, an oversized utility shovel, roadside assistance kit, first aid kit, Napier outdoor dome tent, Scosche Mounts, and Goal Zero crush lights.
No information on the powertrain. However, the car gets a Borla cat-back exhaust system. Finally, a Seibon carbon fibre hood vents out excess engine bay heat when things heat up out on the road.