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Hyundai - OLV

Original name: 현대 OLV


HYUNDAI INTRODUCES THE CAR FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS!

Hyundai has introduced a new style of sports utility off-roader – called the Outdoor Lifestyle Vehicle, or OLV.

The Hyundai OLV concept car is the brainchild of Hyundai Motor America’s design studio near Los Angeles, and made its debut at this week’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The high-fun OLV concept vehicle presents Hyundai’s view of how to put the fun back in sport utility vehicles.

Dragan Vukadinovic, Senior Designer at Hyundai’s Design Center, said: "Many sport utility vehicles on the road today are huge, clunky-looking boxes. The OLV is designed to be agile, both in dynamic performance and in its ability to carry cargo. The convertible trunk that can easily be transformed from a conventional trunk to a utility bed demonstrates some of that agility."

Dragan worked on the exterior design of the OLV along with his counterparts at the Korean Design Center in Namyang, South Korea.

The OLV is designed to be flexible, allowing people to take their recreational equipment with them to outdoor sites or simply carry household products from the shopping or garden centre.

Designed to be economical in both operation and price, the OLV is powered by a four-cylinder DOHC engine equipped with a Borg-Warner supercharger and intercooler system, installed by Area 51.

The modular roof of the OLV is made up of three separate panels that can be removed manually and then stored and secured to the roof rack. This allows the driver and passengers to remove one, two or all three panels for maximum open-air fun.

The OLV’s convertible boot operates as a typical boot in standard layout. However when large cargo needs to be moved, the rear window hinges up, the bootlid is removed and the tailgate drops down to form a utility bed. The bootlid can then be re-attached to the tailgate and the side guards installed to complete the transformation from trunk to utility bed.

The convertible boot configuration recognises that consumer needs are not always best served with an SUT-style open bed. For most consumers, a conventional boot is the most useful storage solution most of the time. OLV is designed to meet that need, but still allows the boot to be converted into an open utility bed when necessary.

The OLV marks a return to the fun and durability of SUVs with an interior that uses materials resistant to water, scratches and dents. The unique tailgate on the OLV is made of injection-moulded urethane that is so durable it does not require a paint coating for protection from the elements and cargo.

Safety features include strong unit body construction and prominent bumpers along with front and side impact airbags.

Hyundai OLV Concept Vehicle Specifications

Front-drive sport utility vehicle (all-wheel drive available)

Wheelbase: 103.8 in (2637mm)

Overall length: 164.2 in (4170mm)

Overall width: 71.9 in (1827mm)

Overall height: 68.3 in (1734mm)

Track, front/rear: 59.4 in (1510mm)

Ground clearance: TBC

Kerb weight: 3000 lbs (est.)

Approach angle: 36 degrees

Departure angle: 45 degrees

Overhang:

Front: 30.9 in (785mm)

Rear: 29.5 in (748mm)

Engine: Supercharged and intercooled DOHC four-cylinder

Transmission: 4-speed automatic transaxle

Suspension:

Front: Independent, MacPherson strut with coil springs, gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar

Rear: Independent, double wishbone with coil springs, gas-filled hydraulic shock absorbers and anti-roll bar

Wheels: 18" x 6.5-in. aluminium alloy

Tyres: 255/55HR-18 Michelin Diamaris

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