Hyundai has unveiled the 'Enduro' lifestyle urban crossover utility vehicle (CUV) concept at the 11th Seoul Motor Show. Taking on the term 'Endurance,' Enduro combines SUV look with rally bikes that compete in rally events around the world. It is for drivers living in the modern city with energetic, athletic lifestyles.
The Enduro features a new interpretation of the carmaker’s design signature hexagonal front grille, now featuring a lower center of gravity for a sense of stability.
Its aluminum aero blade links the front fender to the grille, thereby giving the CUV a self-assuring look. Its C-pillars features distinct aerodynamic air-blade that reduces drag as well as the side-skirts with step bars for easier loading and unloading of the roof rack.
On the rear, an aluminum bumper spoiler flows from the rear fender and rear bumper to create a visual connection. Moving to the inside of the CUV, the Enduro’s cabin features an emotional creation from the Hyundai Advanced Design Team – resulting to a concept that expresses sensuality and dynamism via organically interacting lines.
The dashboard and the center console do not fail to capture attention thanks to their horizontal and vertical elements, which express sportiness, toughness and endurance. The Enduro's cabin features an instrument cluster that focuses the information in an integrated display that minimizes distraction thanks to its driver-centric design.
Boosting the the Enduro's sporty and upbeat image are visual elements reminiscent of sports equipment can be seen on cabin components and surfaces.
Its steering wheel has a design featuring the spoke and handle molding of a road bike while its door handles have a lightweight cowl image of an off-road bike. The trunk meanwhile features drawer-style compartments that could accommodate a broad range of lifestyle sports equipment.
The Hyundai Advanced Design Team also incorporated advanced technologies to improve the driving experience like side- and rear-view cameras linked to a display in the overhead console. Unlike conventional mirrors, these cameras provide a fresh line of sight and a much wider field of view.
The Enduro also features a new remote control offers dual operation linked to the integrated top/bottom menu display positions in the center stack. Its 'top knob' mode allows one to control the infotainment menu, while the 'bottom knob' mode controls the air-conditioning system, heating and ventilation. [source: Hyundai]