Hyundai has shown several customized Zombie Survival Machine show cars and now the automaker has revealed one that will soon be available for sale. The 2014 Hyundai Tucson The Walking Dead Special Edition shown during a 2013 Los Angeles auto show event will go on sale early 2014. That on sale date corresponds with the 10th anniversary of The Walking Dead graphic novel series.
Offered only with all-wheel drive ("to assist drivers when off-roading away from the undead," Hyundai says), the special edition Tucson features Ash Black paint with red graphics as well as exterior and interior badging. In addition “The Walking Dead” fans can also choose from decal themes from the series' four factions: Hilltop, Kingdom, Saviors, and Survivors. Inside, the special-edition model features black leather seats as well as a custom Zombie Survival Kit including a Walking Dead 72-hour survivalist’s backpack and a Walking Dead Tucson Quick Reference Guide to explain all of the features unique to the special edition model. Other standard features include roof rack cross rails, mudguards, and fitted floor and cargo mats.
In addition to the Walking Dead specific parts, the special-edition Tucson also features the larger 182-hp 2.4-liter I-4, LED taillights, dual climate control, HD Radio, navigation, and Hyundai’s Blue Link infotainment telematics system. The navigation system includes a seven-inch touch screen featuring The Walking Dead graphics.
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson The Walking Dead special-edition model is pictured above; below are Hyundai's zombie-themed Veloster and Santa Fe show cars.