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Hyundai showcases six concepts at SEMA 2015

Hyundai debuts tuned concept versions of the Tucson SUV, Genesis Coupe and Veloster at the SEMA motor show in Las Vegas.

Hyundai has once again chosen SEMA to showcase the tuning potential of its passenger car line up, debuting six new concepts at the industry show in Las Vegas.

We begin our tour with the Blood Type Racing Veloster Turbo. This car comes with a spoiler that there is a big one on the back. Blood Type racing have also added carbon fibre body extensions all around and painted the whole thing "Carbon Black" with a red racing stripe.

In the engine bay, they've taken the 1.6-litre engine and reworked it with new cylinder sleeves, new connecting rods and pistons. A high-boost turbo has also been strapped on, and paired with a retuned ECU the outputs are now more than 370kW.

Next we turn to the not-available-in-Australia Genesis Coupe. TJIN Edition and ARK Performance have delivered two concepts based on the two-door version of Hyundai's luxury sedan.

The TJIN Edition Genesis Coupe, the 3.8-litre V6 engine has been coupled to a new supercharger, and like the Veloster, now produces more than 370kW. They've also added a front-mounted intercooler, free-flowing exhaust system and a blow-off valve to the mechanical package. On the outside, there's a new front lip, spoiler and boot lid. It is painted in a colour called "Kylie Tjin Axalta" green.

Last year, ARK Performance delivered a 410kW Genesis Sedan concept. This year, they've gone to work on the coupe to deliver a concept that "blends performance and luxury to take on the established performance competition". So what have they done?

To the outside of the Genesis coupe, ARK Performance added a "Solus" widebody kit. Inside, the dashboard has been replaced with one more focused on racing, which also includes a significant quantity of carbon fibre.

Like TJIN before them, ARK have taken Hyundai's 3.8-litre V6 and increased the displacement to 4.0-litres. They have also added a supercharger and, in a developing theme, the outputs now surpass the 370kW mark.

Finally, we turn to the three concepts based on Hyundai's all-new Tucson SUV.

Bisimoto Engineering follow up last year's Sonata with a take on the Tucson that is described as "the most powerful Tucson crossover ever". Bisimoto have strengthened the internals of the 2.4-litre "Theta II" engine, added a high-boost turbo and reprogrammed the engine management system.

Airbag suspension has been added, along with five-spoke racing wheels and R-compound racing tyres.

Rockstar Performance Garage delivers their first official Hyundai concept with their Tucson. Rockstar Performance added adjustable shock absorbers and struts and 32-inch tyres to have a Tucson that stands roughly 152mm taller than normal.

To the Tucson's engine, Rockstar have added a high-flow exhaust from Magnaflow, new intakes and an intercooler.

Last, but not least, is the JP Edition Tucson. Here, John Pangilian has looked at turning the Tucson into a self-contained camper van. On the roof is a two-person tent.

JP has also added a bull bar, sidesteps and LED lights to the outside, while suspension tweaks add 38mm of extra ground clearance and new wheels with Toyo off-road tyres lend further non-bitumen driving cred.