The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been given a major off-roading overhaul for next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, by the Rockstar Performance Garage.

Shown here in a digitally enhanced image produced by well-known automotive ‘photochopper’ and rendering artist Jon Sibal, the one-off Hyundai Tucson special picks up a long list of enhancements.

The standout upgrade is to the Tucson’s suspension, now six inches (152mm) taller and packing a custom adjustable shocks and struts setup.

All of that is built into reconstructed wheel wells, along with some KMC 17-inch ‘Bully’ wheels shod with 32-inch Mickey Thompson rubber.

Hyundai’s 1.6 litre Gamma four-cylinder petrol engine provides power, and although exact outputs are yet to be revealed, the setup is enhanced with upgraded turbo piping, K&N intake, Mishimoto intercooler and a high-flow Magnatec exhaust.

Check out the full list of added bits below, and watch for the RPG Tucson to debut at the SEMA show on November 3.

Hyundai Tucson V Honda CR-V-1-82


Above: the Tucson in its regular Australian-delivered passenger form.


Mishimoto 2.5-in. Stainless Steel Down Pipe and Charge Pipe with Front Mount Intercooler

Rockstar Energy-Licensed/Mishimoto Billet Oil Catch Can

Mishimoto 19-Row Oil Cooler

Turbonetics Godzilla Blow Off Valve

K&N Filters Custom Air Intake

Custom Magnaflow Centre Exhaust

Odyssey Dry Cell Battery

Lucas Oil Fluids

Heatshield Products Lava Wrap


King Shocks 2.5-in. Adjustable Strut Coilovers

King Shocks Rear 2.5-in. Shocks with Remote Reservoirs and Progressive Off-Road Springs

Black Ops 4x4 Body Clearancing for Larger Tires

Mickey Thompson 32-in. MTZ P3 Tires

KMC 17-in. XD Series "Bully" Off-Road Wheels


RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Roof Rack

RPG and Wicked Image Designs Custom Bumpers

Bulldog LED Lighting 40-in. LED Light Bars

Bulldog LED Lighting 2-in. LED Spikes

sPOD Electronic Control Centre for Accessory Option


Kicker Audio Sound System

High Output Speakers

10-in. Subwoofer

Scosche Integrated Stereo Install Kits

Wiring and Accessories

Tintman Window Tint