Hyundai debuts 'The Walking Dead' Edition TucsonMon, 25 Nov 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Hyundai will be releasing "The Walking Dead" Edition Tucson soon, but it's not going to have any additions to the exterior for keeping zombies out like metal bars or mesh wire. And curiously enough, it won't even be the same color as the Tucson seen in the show. The popular AMC post-apocalyptic show's use of a light green (and surprisingly clean for a post-apocalyptic runabout) Hyundai Tucson has been well documented, keeping Rick Grimes & Co. out of trouble. And over the weekend Hyundai has given the media a sneak peek at a production version of the special edition that will be in dealerships early next year.
The special edition Tucson will feature an Ash Black exterior with some low-key red graphics on the exterior, with a black leather interior and special edition badges inside and out. The 2.4-liter powerplant remains standard, but the special edition will only be available in all-wheel-drive, as that's crucial from getting away from herds of walkers. "The Walking Dead" edition Tucson will also come with a Zombie Survival Kit, a 72-hour backpack that will be key for surviving the more or less impending zombie apocalypse.
The Tucson will also offer vehicle decals for the four main factions in the show and in the comic books: Hilltop, Kingdom, Saviors, and Survivors. The navigation system will feature a special "The Walking Dead" splash screen, and the car will also come standard with LED taillights, dual automatic temperature controls, and satellite HD radio.
"Working with Hyundai to create this limited edition Tucson is a great way to continue The Walking Dead's 10th Anniversary celebration,” said Robert Kirkman, creator of The Walking Dead graphic comics.
This special edition Hyundai will be available in a limited quantity in dealerships early next year.
By Jay Ramey