Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Hyundai Shows Off Enduro Concept Crossover Vehicle
On Thursday, Hyundai celebrated the world premiere of its all-new design concept, the ‘Enduro’, which straddles the line between SUV and 2-door coupé, earning itself the status of being a ‘crossover’. It was unveiled at the 11th Seoul Motor Show.
As you can probably tell from the photos, the Enduro has quite a bit of ground clearance. Hyundai say that they have combined SUV looks with rally motorcycles which compete in the world’s toughest rally events.
It also features a new interpretation of Hyundai’s design signature hexagonal front grille, now with a lower centre of gravity creating a sense of stability. An aluminium aero blade connects the front fender to the grille, giving the Enduro a look of self-confidence.
Seen in profile, Enduro has the look of a crossover vehicle, with raised ground clearance, SUV-style fender cladding and a dark grey garnish to the lower parts of the car, which appear robust and protective, while expressing mobility and agility. The C-pillars are fitted with a unique aerodynamic air-blade to reduce drag and the side-skirts incorporate step bars for easier loading / unloading of the roof rack.
At the rear, the combination lamps form a continuous flow between the C-pillar and the rear spoiler. Like the Enduro’s front fascia treatment, an aluminium bumper spoiler flows from the rear fender and rear bumper creating a visual connection, as well as embracing the fog lamps.
Conventional door mirrors are replaced with side- and rear-view cameras connected to a display in the overhead console. The cameras give the driver a fresh line of sight and a much wider field of view, enabling drivers to quickly check the car’s perimeter and oncoming traffic. It’s all very futuristic. The concept car comes with a 2 litre turbocharged petrol unit, but don’t expect to see it on the road, at least not any time soon.