Popular modifications for your Hyundai SUV
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From the time they were first introduced during the late 1990s, Hyundai SUVs have quickly grown to be among the most popular crossover SUVs in the U.S. automotive market. Hyundai had prior experience with SUVs thanks to the Mitsubishi Montero-based Galloper and its replacement, the Terracan. However, it never offered a genuine crossover SUV offering until the Santa Fe was introduced in 2001. It was the Korean auto manufacturer's first entry into the midsize SUV arena, with the compact Tucson and slightly larger Veracruz to follow. Despite being panned by critics for their relatively anonymous looks, these SUVs quickly grew into outstanding hits with buyers who were more interested in their affordable prices, excellent reliability and the sheer amount of features that were available at their respective price points.
As a result, scores of happy Hyundai SUV owners have taken to personalizing their vehicles, sometimes to add additional functionally and at other times to make their SUVs one-of-a-kind. Many of these modifications are easy to find, affordable to purchase and better still, extraordinarily easy to install:
Cargo Liners – Cargo liners areAs a result an excellent accessory to have if you use your rear cargo area a lot. Cargo liners can handle most liquids, dirt, dust and other debris with relative ease. Cleanup is also easy, saving you plenty of time while eliminating unsightly wear and tear on your vehicle's carpet.
Trailer Hitches – If you plan on towing anything of appreciative size, it's an absolute must to have a trailer hitch installed. There are several different types of trailer hitches available depending on the SUV model and towing capacity.
Backup Sensors – Backup sensors are commonplace on most vehicles, but they were once rare items only found on luxury vehicles. An aftermarket backup system gives your vehicle some well-needed rear visibility, making hard-to-see objects behind you more visible as you back out of your driveway, a parking space or practically any other situation.
Cargo Carriers – Installing a cargo carrier is one way to expand the amount of usable space on your Hyundai SUV. This modification connects to your existing trailer hitch, providing a lockable cargo area that can be covered up for protection against the elements. Many cargo carriers also fold down or stow away after use.
All-weather Floor Mats – Many Hyundai SUV owners swap their regular floor mats in exchange for all-weather floor mats. These floor mats offer greater durability and protection from dirt and debris tracked into the vehicle. It doesn't cost much money to purchase all-weather floor mats, which makes them a popular replacement on Hyundai SUVs.
Brush Guards – Brush guards not only give Hyundai SUVs a more masculine look, but they also afford them with some well-needed front-end protection. Installing a brush guard is one way to protect your vehicle if you traverse rough terrain on a regular basis.
High Intensity Discharge Headlamps – High intensity discharge headlamps offer more visibility under nighttime conditions than traditional halogen bulbs, plus they offer a unique aesthetic that was once reserved for luxury vehicles. Although HID headlamps are available on a growing number of vehicles, they're also a popular addition to vehicles that didn't originally come with them.
The above modifications are just a small sample of what Hyundai SUV owners are capable of doing to their vehicles. СlassicСar.com offers plenty of other modifications for Hyundai SUVs as well as other makes and models.