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Hyundai @ 2006 SEMA
Hyundai @ 2006 SEMA
2007 Hyundai Accent K-Daddyz
Hyundai Shows Off Versatility of Revamped Model Line Up at 2007 SEMA Show
New '07 Tiburon, Elantra and Santa Fe Make SEMA Show Debuts
Seven distinct Hyundai show vehicles turned the heads of
the industry's most creative and influential young
tuners at this year's Specialty Equipment Manufacturer's Association show.
In its sixth year at SEMA, Hyundai showed off seven recently-introduced
models spanning its entire product portfolio, proving that customization is
not just for sport compacts anymore.
The refreshed 2007 Tiburon SE topped the list of must see-cars at the
show. Track-inspired styling and handling, redesigned front and rear
fascia, headlights, taillights, hood, front fenders and exhaust tips,
electronic stability control, and cross-drilled brake rotors are just a few
of the enhancements Hyundai has made to the '07 Tiburon. With all the new
design elements, Tiburon remains a perfect canvas for the creative
Another crowd favorite is sure to be the new for '07 Accent three-door.
Decked out with Hyundai original aftermarket accessories, K-Daddyz Kustomz
took the compact car and created a street-savvy custom ride. Hyundai has
been expanding its offering of aftermarket equipment, which includes both
aesthetic and performance equipment, that gives owners the tools to
customize their vehicles easily and affordably through Hyundai dealerships.
"Hyundai vehicles are a great platform for auto enthusiasts who enjoy
customization," said John Krafcik, vice president of Strategic Planning and
Product Development. "Hyundai's assertive and expressive design direction
and wide array of available accessories works nicely in the aftermarket,
while our overall value position is especially enticing to the younger
buyers that dominate this consumer group."
K-Daddyz Kustomz participated with Hyundai for the fourth consecutive
year. Kyle "K-Daddy" Gann brought an Azera, three-door Accent and Entourage minivan to display in the Hyundai booth.
The race-inspired K-Daddy Accent begs to be noticed. With bold DuPont
Hot Hues like Iguana Run and Amazing Grape, it's hard to walk by without
staring. Once it has your attention, the K-Daddyz Accent goes a step
further with outrageous Lamborghini-style doors. Inside, nitrous bottles
promise break-neck acceleration, but the driver is protected by a custom
roll cage. And just in case style isn't enough, the Accent is outfitted
with a monster Infinity audio system which screams for attention.
At the opposite end of the Hyundai line up, the understated Azera sedan
offered a different challenge to K-Daddyz designers. The design objective
for Gann and his crew was to make people ask, "Is that a Hyundai?" With
design elements like custom side air vents, shaved door handles and a
custom front grille, it would be easy to confuse the Azera with a
six-figure European sport sedan. But the lowered suspension, DuPont Hot
Hues paint scheme, 20-inch wheels and suicide rear doors give away the fact
that this jewel is all custom.
Finally, proving that Gann and his crew will take on any project to get
noticed at SEMA, the K-Daddyz Kustomz Entourage minivan truly offers a
fresh take on tuning. With a paint scheme designed for universal appeal and
an interior that offers as much comfort as it does entertainment, what
family wouldn't want to cruise in this contemporary twist on the classic
A long-time Hyundai tuner, Shawn Williams from Street Concepts,
delivered a custom 2007 redesigned Tiburon and a Sonata sedan.
The long-time tuner favorite Tiburon was refreshed for 2007, but still
makes the perfect canvas for modifying. The Street Concepts Tiburon was
designed to accent the new sheet metal with a two-tone paint scheme. But
under the hood, Street Concepts went further with performance-enhancing
modifications like an Injen intake, high performance exhaust system and ARK
strut tower bar. Interior add-ons included an Infinity(R) sound system,
Kenwood head unit, iPod interface and navigation, HD radio, XM radio with
live traffic updates, Kicker wiring products, Momo steering wheel and
carbon fiber accents.
The design of the Sonata was meant to demonstrate that a clean, simple
sedan can still be very cool. Street Concepts added a full Studie body kit
from Korea to give the Sonata a sporty exterior stance, and then coated the
vehicle in an elegant black metallic paint scheme which adds a sense of
refinement. Inside, the Sonata goes from elegant to luxurious with
meticulous attention to detail. The interior is adorned with ample suede
inserts throughout the vehicle, and custom painted dash accents match the
exterior paint scheme. For audiophiles, the Sonata includes a Kenwood audio
system equipped with XM Satellite Radio, and for commuters, the Street
Concepts Sonata adds a Kenwood navigation system which includes real-time
Both cars have custom paint jobs by Fix Auto Collision, AXIX 19x8-inch
and 19x9.5-inch Hiro wheels with Toyo 235/35R19 Proxes T1-R tires, and
Eibach springs. Sonata also received a Brembo Big Brake kit.
Troy Lee Designs
Troy Lee Designs, known for its custom-design racing helmets, sports
equipment and apparel, applied its unique artistry to a Hyundai Santa Fe.
The painters at Troy Lee merged three distinct paint illusions to create
tension between futuristic and industrial design. The paint scheme includes
realistic-looking airbrushed flames, hard lines and shadows, and freehand
brush strokes. Lamborghini reverse-opening doors create a dramatic entrance
to the vehicle, and once inside, leather seats match the exterior graphic
scheme. The driver will also enjoy the high-end audio system powered by
Christopher David Martin
And finally, working for the first time with Hyundai, David Martin and
BP Racing transformed the redesigned Elantra into a sleek, race-inspired
show car with striking bright yellow paint, detailed graphics and an AIT
Racing Wondrous bodykit that highlights the aggressive styling already
evident on the Elantra. Martin envisioned the Elantra for the weekend
warrior. In doing so he outfitted the interior with cool, black Cobra
Sidewinder racing seats with gray inserts, racing pedals and harness
system. The Infinity audio system rounded out the interior with Kappa
These seven custom Hyundai vehicles will be on display at booth #24087
and around the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 31 - November 3.
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif. is a
subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are
distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are
sold and serviced by more than 725 Hyundai dealerships nationwide.
2007 Hyundai Azera K-Daddyz