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Turbocharged Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept all set for 2017 SEMA

Turbocharged Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept all set for 2017 SEMA image

Marcus De Guzman / Hyundai | October 24, 2017 15:59

Radical-looking Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept ready to make its public debut soon

It appears that Hyundai will not only be showcasing the HyperEconiq Ioniq concept at this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Also set to make its public debut very soon is the Hyundai Tucson Sport Concept.

Featuring a radical-looking exterior, along with a souped-up powertrain, the Tucson Sport Concept aims to show what unique upgrades can do to an everyday family crossover.

The unique concept was made possbile with tuning group Vaccar who worked their magic inside and out of the Tucson. Beginning with the exterior, the Tucson is painted in a distinct aqua blue hue along with splashes of matte gray. Filling up the wheel wells are some serious alloys that measure 20-inches in diameter. Behind those are large disc brakes that come with equally large calipers from Power Stop.

Meanwhile, aftermarket components such as the front lip spoiler, side skirts, flared wheel arches, rear diffuser and front grill give the Tucson a sportier vibe.

As for the cabin itself, Vaccar fitted with Tucson Sports Concept with an Ice Gray leather upholstery with blue contrast stitching. The instrument panel, on the other hand, gets new gauges that can monitor certain functions of the concept. Infotainment is provided by a 9-inch touchscreen system, headrest-mounted displays, a 12-inch subwoofer and new speakers

Under the hood, the Tucson's powerplant gets a host of upgrades including an uprated turbocharger, a Mishimoto intercooler, a new AEM inlet piping and a new exhaust. Exact output figures were not revealed however but it's highly likely that the engine is pushing out more than 300 PS.

Providing better handling comes courtesy of the following: custom-tuned suspension system, adjustable coilovers and sticky rubber by Continental's ExtremeContact Sport.

Both the Tucson Sport and HyperEconiq Ioniq concepts will be at the 2017 SEMA Show.