Rockstar Performance Garage Tranforms the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Off-road specialists, Rockstar Performance Garage, have teamed up with Hyundai to produce and very potent CUV based on the Tucson


Rockstar Performance Garage (RPG), the off-road specialists, has revealed details on its 2016 Tucson SEMA build.

This is the first year that Hyundai has teamed up with the off-road gurus at RPG, injecting off-road lifeblood into Hyundai’s popular CUV. The car will be revealed at Hyundai’s SEMA press conference on November 3.

The bumper-to-bumper overhaul started with the most important piece of any serious off-roader: the suspension.

The Tucson now sits six inches over stock height, riding on massive, 32 in. MTZ P3 tires from Mickey Thompson, and a fully custom, adjustable shocks and struts system from King Shocks.

The vehicle’s wheel wells were reconstructed to create space for the new setup, now able to fit the massive suspension and tire combination.

Upgraded turbo piping, a high-flow Magnaflow exhaust and a new K&N intake and intercooler from Mishimoto help the engine breathe more freely, providing a performance boost to the Hyundai’s 1.6-litre “Gamma” four-cylinder power plant.

Power is delivered to all four wheels through a 6-speed DCT transmission.

Rounding out the exterior visuals, the RPG Tucson has been finished in a black and yellow livery, smoked rear tail lights, a custom LED light bar setup from Bulldog LED Lighting, and custom off road bumpers to help the vehicle shrug off impacts.

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