Hyundai has unveiled an all-new concept car in form of the ‘Enduro’ lifestyle urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV), at the 11th Seoul Motor Show. Enduro visually combines SUV looks with rally motorcycles which compete in the world’s toughest rally events. While engineering the Enduro’s robust look and practical interior, the Hyundai Advanced Design Team has also adopted advanced technologies to enhance the driving experience, according to the company.
The name ‘Enduro’ is derived from ‘Endurance.’ It features a new interpretation of Hyundai’s design signature hexagonal front grille, now with a lower center of gravity and an aluminum aero blade connects the front fender to the grille. Seen in profile, Enduro has the look of a crossover vehicle, with 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 unique aerodynamic air-blade to reduce drag and the side-skirts incorporate step bars for easier loading/unloading of the roof rack. At the rear, the combination lamps form a continuous flow between the C-pillar and the rear spoiler. Like the Enduro’s front fascia, an aluminum bumper spoiler flows from the rear fender and rear bumper, embracing the fog lamps.
The styling of the dashboard and center console feature the eye-catching combination of horizontal and vertical elements. The Enduro’s cabin seems to wrap around the driver's seat. Facing the driver, the instrument cluster concentrates a multitude of information in an integrated display that minimizes distraction through its driver-centric design. The steering wheel design features the spoke and handle molding of a road bike and the door handles have a lightweight cowl image of an off-road bike. Conventional door mirrors are 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.
Hyundai Enduro concept also features a new remote control, which offers dual operation linked to the integrated top/bottom menu display positions in the center 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. Air-conditioning is supplied to the rear seat occupants, and the rear seat offers a variety of folding options to extend the luggage space. Under the hood, it has a 2.0L T-GDI, turbocharged gasoline direct injection engine, coupled with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.