The Hyundai Veloster Turbo Grappler Is The Rally Hatch Of Your Dreams

This little hatchback has the off-road kit to rub shoulders with Jeeps


  • Based on the Hyundai Veloster Turbo.
  • Comes with off-roading equipment and modifications.
  • Will be on display at 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hyundai Motor Company has been received well in India with models such as the Creta, Venue, and i20. But Hyundai has an inventive and fun streak as well, which shows in their latest showcase for the 2019 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company calls it the Hyundai Veloster Turbo Grappler, and it is a kitted-out off-roading iteration of the Veloster Turbo hatchback. As of now, Hyundai has no plans to produce or sell it, but the Veloster Grappler serves as a proof of concept, which aligns perfectly with the spirit of SEMA.  

At the heart of this modification lies a stock Veloster Turbo, a front-wheel-drive hatchback with 204PS of power and 264Nm of torque. The suspension has been raised to allow more travel and to fit these enormous all-terrain tyres on Method Racing wheels. The added track width necessitates large fender flares and plenty of plastic cladding. The heavily modified fascia also incorporates a skid plate, bull bars, and off-roading bumpers for better approach and departure angles. 

To help with night-time vision, this Veloster comes with LED clusters in the bumper, auxiliary headlamps, and a Baja Designs LED light bar. The large roof basket is made by Thule and houses the spare tyre. The Grappler also comes with a Goal Zero solar panel, which can be mounted on the roof rack to power electronics and other devices. 

On the inside, Hyundai has fitted the hatchback with a roll cage to which the roof rack is bolted. Recaro seats are business as usual, except the fabric has a houndstooth pattern. Equipment includes a shovel, traction mats, roadside-assistance kit, first aid kit, and a Napier outdoor home tent. The outside of the car is wrapped in custom Hyundai vinyl. 

The Grappler will be as at-home at the SEMA show as it will be in the Namib desert—an all-round package for all your off-roading needs. Oh, and did we mention it has a Borla cat-back exhaust?

Source: Autoblog

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