Hyundai Reveals Tucson “Adventuremobile” for the Serious Off-Roaders

Small utility for big adventure

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Hyundai and California tuner John Pangilinan revealed a Tucson-based build earlier this month at SEMA called the “Adventuremobile,” a concept he says was conceived “with the weekend adventurer in mind.”

Using the all-new Tucson as his starting point, Pangilinan added rooftop tent for two, solar panels, bull-bar and side steps, LED light bar, 1.5-inch suspension lift, and Toyo all-terrain tires mounted on RAYS wheels.

Hyundai’s press release doesn’t specify whether the concept uses Tucson’s new 1.6L turbo engine or the 2.0L carried over from the previous generation. What we do know is the Adventuremobile has free-flowing intake and exhaust systems for a small bump in power output, while a Wilwood custom brake setup boosts stopping power, with calipers painted to match the army-green body panels.

The interior features custom leather upholstery, a custom Clarion stereo, plus loads of lighting and charging points for electronic devices.

Pangilinan said his goal was to create a vehicle that “blends performance with the excitement of the great outdoors, without sacrificing daily usability.”

hyundai tuscon adventuremobile

hyundai tuscon adventuremobile

Chris Chase
Chris has been writing professionally about cars since 2004, in print and online. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and two feline tyrants. In rare quiet moments, he can be found travelling or playing one of his way-too-many guitars. Chris is also a journalist member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).