Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile ready for camping at SEMA

A troop of customized 2016 Hyundai Tucsons will be making their way to the company's SEMA Show display in Las Vegas, NV, this year, and now there'll be one more in attendance, too. Joining hardcore offroad and high-horsepower takes on the crossover is the Adventuremobile from tuner John Pangilinan for those that love the outdoors but still need a vehicle to commute to work during the week.

The Adventuremobile has everything for a camping excursion. There's no worry about where to rest in the wilderness thanks to a roof-mounted tent that sleeps two, and solar panels keep electronics topped up. An LED light bar should mean no problems finding the perfect spot, either. Even the cabin is a comfy place for a drive to the campsite with an upgraded stereo and Katzkin leather upholstery.

The crossover looks rugged thanks to a coat of army green paint, but this tuned Tucson keeps the rest of the mods fairly realistic for the average adventurer. For a little added ability offroad, there's a 1.5-inch suspension lift and Toyo Open Country A/T II tires on some Rays wheels. The powertrain also gets some small tweaks with some new plumbing by AEM and a Magnaflow exhaust. The whole package seems like a great tool for spending a weekend in the woods.
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 19, 2015 – John Pangilinan, the renowned Southern California tuner known for creating vehicles that blur the lines between lifestyle and automotive, has released details on his 2016 Tucson SEMA build. Dubbed the "Adventuremobile," the vehicle blends Hyundai's new crossover platform with a passion for the great outdoors, perfect for the weekend getaway. The car will be revealed at Hyundai's SEMA press conference on November 3 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas.

The "Adventuremobile" is just as home on the daily commute as it is lugging gear up into the mountains for the weekend out of town. Most obvious is the addition of a Treeline Tamarack roof-top tent, with ample room to sleep two campers, and Goal Zero solar panels to power all of their accessories. The exterior has been beefed up with the addition of an Aries bull bar and side steps, Rigid Industries LED lights, and the vehicle has been finished in a BASF army green paint scheme by Strasse Sport. A custom 1.5-in. suspension lift provides greater ground clearance, and Toyo Open Country A/T II tires with RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels provide the extra grip needed for the occasional off-road excursion.

Giving the Tucson a power boost, AEM provided an upgraded intake and charge pipe kit, and the engine breathes more freely through a Magnaflow exhaust system.

"Designed with the weekend adventurer in mind, the Tucson was the perfect platform for an 'Adventuremobile,'" said John Pangilinan. "The build blends performance with the excitement of the great outdoors, without sacrificing daily usability. The vehicle promotes exploration, making it ideal for the daily commute, weekend excursions, and the occasional road trip."

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AEM Intake
AEM Charge Pipe Kit
Magnaflow Exhaust
Lucas Oil


Custom Suspension Lift
Wilwood Custom Fabricated Brake Kit with Matching Army Green Painted Calipers
Rays Gram Lights 57DR Wheels, Semi-Gloss Black
Toyo Tires Open CountryA/T II Tires
Project KICS Leggdura Racing Lug Nuts
Project KICS Wide Tread Spacers


BASF Army Green Paint by Strasse Sport
Aries Bull Bar and Side Steps
Thule 47-in. Aeroblade
Thule Rapid Podium Foot Pack
Thule Fit Kit
Treeline Tamarack Constellation Gen2 Roof-Tent
Goal Zero Nomad 20 Solar Panel
Rigid Industries
SR-6 LED Lights with Tucson Light Bracket
E-40 LED Light Bar
Rock Light Kit
Decals by S&A Design


Katzkin Custom Leather Upholstery
Seat Belt Planet Custom Army Green Seat Belts
Truck Vault Storage with Trekpak System
Goal Zero
Yeti 400 Solar Generator
Light-A-Life 350 Lights
Lighthouse Mini
Venture 30 Recharger
VLEDS Lighting
CTEK Battery Charger
Car Audio System Built by BP Auto Sound
SRG1623S Components
EQS755 Equalizer
MCD360 Crossover
WF250D Shallow Subwoofers
XC1410 Full Range Amp
XC2110 Sub Am
EFX Series Multi-Core Interconnects
EFX Speaker Wire
EFX Amp Power Kit
EFX Power and Ground Distribution Block
Hyperflex Accumat Sound Deadening Material
MagicMount System
Scosche Optimized for Outdoors
reVOLT Dual USB Car Charger
StrikeLINE Rugged LED Lightning and Micro USB Cable

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