Korean carmaker Hyundai unveiled its unusual Hellion concept at the Los Angeles Motor Show, saying the compact three-door crossover is a car that brings "a new attitude to the Hyundai family."
The Hyundai Hellion concept
According to Hyundai the Hellion was inspired by a "tough, hard-shell backpack that uses ribs to provide structural and visual strength."
These ribs connect to a suspended "surfboard-shaped spine." Features include a removable canvas sliding soft top.
The all-wheel-drive Hellion is powered by a 175kW 3-litre common-rail diesel engine linked to a six-speed automatic transmission.
Other unique touches include seat-mounted gear packs that transform into fully functional backpacks via push-button releases. The bucket seats have a "hydration system" that includes a removable, refillable reservoir inside each seat to replace the "common" cupholder.
The fluids are accessed by a pump-assisted flow tube attached to each seat, providing passengers with "hands-free" hydration.