Hyundai shows Enduro urban crossover at Seoul
Named Enduro from the word ‘Endurance’, the model combines SUV looks with rally motorcycles and features a new interpretation of Hyundai’s design signature hexagonal front grille.
It also brings crossover styling including raised ground clearance, SUV-style fender cladding and a dark grey garnish to the lower parts of the car, The C-pillars are fitted with a aerodynamic air-blade to reduce drag and the side-skirts incorporate step bars for easier loading / unloading of the roof rack.
The interior is intended to reinforce the Enduro’s sporty image, with visual elements reminiscent of sports equipment. The steering wheel design features the spoke and handle moulding of a road bike and the door handles have a lightweight cowl image of an off-road bike. The boot features versatile drawer-style compartments to accommodate a broad range of lifestyle sports equipment while the rear seat offers a variety of folding options to extend the luggage space..
Advanced technology features are intended to boost safety and intuitive operation and see conventional door mirrors 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.
Inside the cabin, a new remote control offers dual operation linked to the integrated top / bottom menu display positions in the centre stack. Using the ‘top knob’ mode, the control governs the infotainment menu, while the ‘bottom knob’ mode controls the air-conditioning system, heating and ventilation to give more intuitive and comfortable operation.