As you may know from our previous coverages, Hyundai is working with many different tuners for their SEMA lineup this year. The latest offering is the Rockstar Performance Garage Tucson SUV, previewed in this official rendering.
Unlike the previous Tucson they showed us a while ago, the Rockstar Performance Garage Tucson appears to be more of an off-roader than a tricked-out crossover for the roads. The vehicle is raised by over six inches over the standard model and fitted with 32 inch tires, and a fully-custom, adjustable shocks and struts system.
The body has undergone extensive modification as well, starting with the wheel wells so they could accommodate those large wheels. There is also custom bumpers, roof rack and LED lights bar. Inside the cabin, there is a high output Kicker audio system 10 inch Subwoofer. We kinda like the simplicity of this car. They haven’t crammed it full of useless stuff. They have been really selective with the accessories.
As for the engine, Rockstar Performance Garage Tucson is powered by Hyundai’s 1.6 liter Gamma four-cylinder engine, upgraded with new turbo piping, a high-flow Magnaflow exhaust and a new K&N intake and intercooler from Mishimoto. Performance numbers are yet to be released, but it’s tuned more for off-roading than anything else.