A few days ago we shared with you an information that said Kia was looking to develop and built a ladder-frame SUV and a pickup derivative (for some markets like Australia), and that will be easy if Hyundai also launch its own pair of ladder-frame vehicles in order to make profitable the development and launch.
So today and thanks to Enoch for sending this renderings, we can see how this ladder-frame SUV could look, taking back the “Terracan” nameplate. This SUV concept is based on the Hyundai Tarlac pickup truck concept that he made few months ago (you can see it here). He said: “This is not just another Hyundai SUV, as this could potentially be the only off-road capable, truck-based SUV in the korean automaker’s current lineup.”
“This is to Tarlac as the Everest is to Ranger, Hilux is to Fortuner, Montero Sport is to Triton, and so on. The Terracan shares many exterior elements with its pick-up counterpart, such as the front and rear fenders, hood, and the indented bodylines.” he added.
The front is dominated by a massive decagonal grille surrounded by trapezoidal headlight clusters paired with slim “+”-shaped signature LED DRLs. Around the sides are Z-shaped 3rd windows that separate the roof from the body, making way for the optional 2-tone body color scheme.
The rear features a horizontal taillight that also carries the “+” elements and a pair of separate secondary taillights that house the reverse and turn indicators. To put the icing on the cake, I also fitted the car with accessories such as a hood scoop, snorkel, all-terrain tires, wheel arch claddings and a roof rack.
The name “Terracan” is directly lifted from the Pajero-based SUV of the same name that Hyundai used to make in the early 2000s under Galloper brand, which is probably Hyundai’s last true off-road capable SUV.
What do you think?