When JP was approached by Hyundai to build another vehicle for its 2015 SEMA Show booth he was given a choice and decided to do something a little different with a 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo
Probably the most obvious adventure addition to the JP Tucson Adventuremobile is a Treeline Tamarack roof-top tent, with room for two, and Goal Zero solar panels to power all of their accessories
For nearly fifteen years John Pangilinan, or JP for short, has been serious about custom vehicles and entering them into car shows. His background in the world of automotive aftermarket performance, action sports, photography, and design all contribute to his unique approach to vehicle customization. JP has completed five builds for the Hyundai Motor America Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show booth. When JP was approached by Hyundai to build another vehicle for its 2015 booth he was given a choice of vehicles. However, John decided to do something a little different and build a custom 2016 Hyundai Tucson crossover SUV with a turbocharged 1.6-liter "Gamma" four-cylinder engine as opposed to his more customary sport compact builds.
John Pangilinan dubbed the 2016 Hyundai Tucson turbo build the Adventuremobile. John intended the Adventuremobile build to blend Hyundai's new crossover platform with a passion for the great outdoors making it perfect for a weekend getaway. Hyundai Motor America's press release described the Adventuremobile as at home on the daily commute or lugging gear up into the mountains for a weekend out of town. "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."
The Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile's exterior has been beefed up with an Aries bull bar and side steps, Rigid Industries LED lights, and a BASF army green paint scheme by Strasse Sport
JP looked to AEM Induction Systems to give the 2016 SEMA Show Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile a power boost with an AEM upgraded air intake system and charge pipe kit
Probably the most obvious adventure addition is a Treeline Tamarack roof-top tent, with ample room to sleep two campers, and Goal Zero solar panels to power all of their accessories. Additionally, the exterior has been beefed up with an Aries bull bar and side steps, Rigid Industries LED lights, and a BASF army green paint scheme by Strasse Sport. A custom 1.5" suspension lift provides increased 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. JP said he wanted to build the Adventuremobile with attainability in mind and to inspire potential Hyundai Tucson buyers.
JP looked to AEM Induction Systems to give the 2016 SEMA Show Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile a power boost with an upgraded AEM air intake system and charge pipe kit. The engine inhales with an AEM Dryflow air filter and exhales more freely through a Magnaflow exhaust system. "AEM adds to the sound, and you can hear it over stock," said John Pangilinan. He continued, "The sound keeps the AEM intake in the back of your mind without being annoying. It gives you confidence knowing you have extra power on tap as well as reduced turbo lag, and better acceleration."
The JP Edition 2016 Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile was revealed at Hyundai's SEMA press conference on November 3, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. PT, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Detailed modifications for this build are listed below.
AEM Charge Pipe Kit
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Adventuremobile's turbo engine inhales with an AEM Dryflow® air filter and exhales more freely through a Magnaflow exhaust system
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
CTEK Battery Charger
For the 2016 Hyundai Tucson a custom 1.5" suspension lift provides increased ground clearance and room for RAYS Gram Lights 57DR wheels with Toyo Open Country A/T II tires
Scosche 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 BOOMBOTTLE+, reVOLT Dual USB Car Charger, StrikeLINE Rugged LED Lightning and Micro USB Cable
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
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