SEMA 2014 Preview: Filipino tuner creates special Hyundai Sonata concept

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Text: / Photos: Hyundai USA | posted October 27, 2014 16:06

John Pangilinan creates the JP Edition 2015 Hyundai Sonata for SEMA

Hyundai USA has just revealed their latest concept for the SEMA show in the JP Edition 2015 Sonata as designed by Filipino John Pangilinan.

In a press release, Hyundai states that the “JP Edition Sonata strives to change the perception of what a sedan is by combining high performance driving dynamics with the striking visuals of Los Angeles street art”.

Pangilinan kept the paintwork in stock white and treated it as a blank canvas. He then worked with Flexfit, BSCMP and Mr. 44, a renowned Los Angeles-based street artist, to create a Sonata that reflects a union between equally passionate street art and auto-enthusiast cultures.

“Inspired by a trip earlier this year to the Pow! Wow! Hawai’i art event in Hawaii, I wanted to connect the street art culture to automotive, without going too over the top with a full blown art car,” said John Pangilinan. “This build features a balance of performance products, in-car entertainment with the latest innovations and clean styling, representing the enthusiasts whose cars showcase an extension of their personalities and lifestyles.”

Pumping up the power of the Sonata are components like an AEM cold air intake, a MagnaFlow exhaust kit and a hot charge pipe from Bisimoto engineering. The chassis has been altered with the addition of KW coilovers. A custom, wide body and lip kit from LTMW give the Sonata a more aggressive stance, and the car now sits on 19-inch RAYS Gram Lights 57Getter wheels wrapped in Toyo R888 tires.

Rounding out the customization, the front seats have been replaced with RECARO cross sportster seats and BP Auto Sound has added a full audio system with Alpine and Scosche electronics.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata JP Edition will be shown at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show this November.