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Second Off-Road-Ready 2016 Hyundai Tucson Gears Up for SEMA

A Tucson with a tent on the roof.

The fifth modified car that Hyundai plans to take to this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas is another off-road-ready 2016 Tucson crossover. Whereas the company’s other SEMA-bound Tucson is a toughened model purely for bouncing over boulders, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson modified by California tuner John Pangilinan is more of an overland vehicle “perfect for the weekend getaway.”

The most obvious addition to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a two-person Treeline Tamarack tent fixed to the roof, with Goal Zero solar panels that will charge all of the campers’ electronics. To make sure the Tucson can get you to your campsite, it has a 1.5-inch suspension lift for more ground clearance, Toyo off-road tires on new Rays Ram Lights wheels, additional LED lighting, an army-green paint job, and a new Aries push bar up front. A new Magnaflow exhaust and AEM air intake help the crossover’s 1.6-liters turbo-four engine breathe more easily.

“The build blends performance with the excitement of the great outdoors, without sacrificing daily usability,” tuner John Pangilinan said in a statement. “The vehicle promotes exploration, making it ideal for the daily commute, weekend excursions, and the occasional road trip.”

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson will join another modified Tucson, as well as a hopped-up Veloster Turbo and Genesis Coupe at this year’s SEMA show in November. The regular 2016 Hyundai Tucson is shown in the gallery below.

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