Hyundai Reveals "The Walking Dead" Special Edition Tucson

          Hyundai Reveals "The Walking Dead" Special Edition Tucson

Hyundai Debuts Limited Edition Production Model at the LA Auto Show

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To survive the
ever-impending zombie apocalypse, you'll need wits, strategies and a strong
intuition. You'll also need a useful form of transportation: enter Hyundai's
Special Edition Tucson inspired by The Walking Dead. Revealed today at a
special media preview at the Hotel Figueroa in conjunction with the Los
Angeles Auto Show, this all-new production model Tucson will be available in
limited quantity at dealerships starting early next year – just in time to
celebrate the 10^th Anniversary of The Walking Dead graphic novel series.


This Tucson features an Ash Black exterior with a subtle red accent graphics
package and Special Edition exterior and interior badges. Roof rack cross
rails provide additional room for hauling necessary survival gear while
mudguards and custom floor and cargo mats help keep the vehicle clean. The
vehicle will be offered only in AWD to assist drivers when off-roading away
from the undead. Within the Tucson's black leather interior, passengers will
find a custom Zombie Survival Kit – a Walking Dead 72-hour survivalist's
backpack, a necessary item for any zombie "prepper" – and a Walking Dead
Tucson Quick Reference Guide, to help utilize all the features in the Special
Edition vehicle. In addition, for true enthusiasts of The Walking Dead, this
Tucson will offer vehicle decals for the four factions featured in the series:
Hilltop, Kingdom, Saviors, and Survivors, so owners can proudly display where
their allegiances lie.

"The Walking Dead Special Edition Tucson represents a chance for loyal fans to
show their enthusiasm for the graphic novel series," said Christine Jew,
Tucson product planner. "The Tucson is versatile, responsive and
fuel-efficient, allowing just enough room for those wisely-chosen passengers
and supplies needed in the event of a zombie apocalypse or any survival

The Walking Dead Special Edition Tucson is powered by the advanced 2.4-liter
Theta II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine and offers a host of valuable
features, including LED taillights, dual automatic temperature control and a
premium audio system with HD Radio™ technology. Hyundai's Blue Link safety,
service and infotainment telematics system is also standard on The Walking
Dead Special Edition Tucson and includes three years of Assurance Connected
Care as well as SOS Emergency Assistance capabilities – this feature will be
particularly helpful for those trying to survive a zombie takeover.
Additionally, Tucson's third-generation navigation system includes a larger
seven-inch touchscreen display with a special The Walking Dead splash screen.

"Working with Hyundai to create this limited edition Tucson is a great way to
continue The Walking Dead's 10^th Anniversary celebration," said Robert
Kirkman, author and creator of The Walking Dead. "I'm excited to see the
streets taken over by these cars."

Hyundai's continued partnership with Robert Kirkman's Skybound imprint at
Image Comics and Kirkman's groundbreaking comic and best-selling graphic
novels, The Walking Dead, has evolved over the past few years and now includes
three Hyundai Zombie Survival Machines and The Walking Dead Chop Shop
configurator app, which allows fans to design their own custom zombie survival


Skybound is a multiplatform entertainment company that publishes comic books
through Image Comics. Its line includes all of Robert Kirkman's comic books,
as well as original concepts by emerging talents. Kirkman's work includes the
award-winning The Walking Dead, the inspiration for the TV show of the same
name, as well as Invincible, Outcast and Super Dinosaur. Other titles include
Clone, Ghosted, Manifest Destiny and Dead Body Road. Skybound also creates a
wide range of merchandise, including apparel, action figures and video games,
as well as produces entertainment events such as The Walking Dead Escape, an
immersive zombie run experience that has been a hit in San Diego, New York,
and Philadelphia. For more information, please visit Skybound online at and


Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the
5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai's
10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of
complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance
Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the
Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care
services complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic
Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic
Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

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