Modified hot hatch has plenty of modifications to improve off-roading ability, but seems to be missing one key ingredient.
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The Hyundai Veloster Grappler concept has been unveiled ahead of its full debut at the 2019 SEMA show in Las Vegas, which takes place in early November.

The Grappler has more ground clearance than your run-of-the-mill Veloster, and beneath the black plastic wheel arch extensions are knobbly all-terrain tyres with Method Racing alloy wheels.

There's also underbody protection, and reportedly "superb" approach and departure angles. If you can't see the Grappler approaching, you might be able to hear it, as it's fitted with Borla cat-back exhaust.

Extra lights are attached to the grille and Thule roof utility basket, which also serves as a mount for the removable Goal Zero solar panel. A vinyl wrap, and a vented carbon-fibre bonnet complete the exterior package.

Inside there's an integrated roll bar to improve passenger safety, and also serves as a mounting point for a full-size spare wheel and tyre.

Other cabin features include a Recaro seats with houndstooth pattern, crush light, ambient lighting, first aid and roadside assistance kits, oversized utility shovel, traction mats, and sports pedal and shifter.

Sadly, despite all these changes, it doesn't seem as though the Grappler has been fitted with an all-wheel drive system.