The Hyundai Tucson is great in photos, with its Lambo-like design elements. But in reality, this 2022 crossover lacks the presence of some rivals. It’s not boring, but a special touch is needed. To fix that, the German tuner Prior Design is proposing this extreme widebody kit.
Right now, you’re only looking at a 3D rendered model. However, we’re sure they’re going to put the kit in production since they just did that with the Dacia Duster, which is a less appealing European crossover with far more limited global reach (as in it’s not sold in America.
Prior’s revisions of the Tucson look a lot like the aftermarket kits for $150,000+ SUVs. One example would be the BMW X5 M’s widebody packages. However, the Lamborghini Urus has a popular carbon package from 1016 Industries that’s basically identical.
Large fender flares in gloss black tell you this Tucson is special. The ones at the front have intakes, perhaps to cool the brakes, but most likely just for the looks. Meanwhile, Prior’s oversized wheels completely fill out the fenders with a little help from coilover suspension.
Total aggression is continued through a deep chin spoiler for the front and a large diffuser for the rear. Meanwhile, quad exhaust tips and an unnecessarily large wing force you to take the vehicle seriously… or laugh at it if you’re not into custom CUVs. Our understanding is that the kit will be ready some time in 2022.
Tucson N anybody?
Hyundai makes some of the coolest “affordable” cars right now: Kona N, Veloster N, Elantra N, and Sonata N-Line. But SUVs are increasingly taking the role of sportscars, so it’s only natural to want something like a Tucson N.
For many years, rumors talked of such a crazy crossover, and Hyundai did indeed offer some peppy configurations. For 2022, there’s a hybrid model with a combined 227 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. It’s… peppy, but for a real N model or even an N-Line, we want a higher displacement.
The 2.5-liter turbo making 290-300 horsepower they have seems like overkill. But let’s not forget the competing Mazda CX-5 packs a large turbo engine of its own. Powertrain aside, what would such a sporty Tucson even look like?
Previous generations of the Hyundai CUV were nothing worth talking about, but this one has often been compared to the Lamborghini Urus. Its bodywork looks like it’s been designed using artificial intelligence. The front end is more futuristic than a Lexus while the creases down the sides resemble a Lamborghini’s.