Hyundai Galloper 3.0 V6 off road
Concern Hyundai is one of the first Korean automakers to include an SUV in its model range. At that time, Koreans did not have their experience in developing cars of this class, so they took the Japanese car as the basis. The starting point of the development of the model under the frisky name Galloper (in translation "horse") served as the first-generation Mitsubishi Pajero. From the progenitor took not only the body and suspension, but also many of the main components, including the engine and gearbox.
In the exterior, in addition to the new emblem, steel bars appeared in the doors to protect against side impact, a different design of the rear, wheel rims and a chrome grille.
Inside, changes are more noticeable. A new steering wheel appeared with the option of installing an airbag, an off-road instrument cluster was mounted on the vehicle (inclinometer, altimeter and thermometer), the seats became more comfortable and they were equipped with armrests.
The basis for the Hyundai Galloper is a powerful frame that provides the SUV excellent rigidity. The front suspension on the car is independent with twin levers and torsions. Rear - dependent with springs (on petrol versions - with springs).
Front disc brakes are installed on the Galloper, drum brakes are installed on the back.
The first generation Galloper lasted about seven years on the assembly line, unchanged, and brought Hyundai leadership in the Korean SUV market. Under an agreement between Hyundai and Mitsubishi, the model should not have competed with the new Pajero in the world market, therefore for a long time it was sold exclusively in the local market.
Following the trends of world fashion, and in order to remain competitive, in 1998 Galloper II was presented at the Geneva Motor Show. The second generation slightly differed from the predecessor by the technical side, but the appearance has undergone significant changes. The angular forms of the first generation disappeared. The car was equipped with new headlights, the grille, the bumper and the hood, which has become rounded, took on a different shape.
Galloper was produced in two versions: a short three-door and a long five-door. The dimensions of the three-door Galloper are 403x168x184 cm, the five-door one is 463x168x184 cm. The first modification has an exceptional maneuverability, the second one is more comfortable.
The range of engines offers two options: petrol six-cylinder, V-shaped, with a volume of 3 liters and a capacity of 141 liters. with. He paired with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. A little later, this power unit was slightly upgraded and the power was increased to 161 hp. The second - 2.5 liter turbocharged diesel, four-cylinder, in-line, with a capacity of 106 liters. with. It is aggregated with a five-speed manual gearbox. The maximum speed of 140-167 km / h.
Chassis Galloper - frame, with torsion bar suspension, rigid rear axle, telescopic shock absorbers. Front brakes - disc, rear - drum.
The steering mechanism, if desired, the customer can be equipped with an amplifier. The interior is dominated by rectangular shapes, creating a simple, concise, but quite functional and spacious interior. It is easily transformed in a large number of options. Due to the additional row of seats in the car can accommodate seven people. In addition to the main dashboard in the center of the dashboard is another, carrying a inclinometer, altimeter and electronic clock with an external thermometer.
At the moment, Hyundai Galloper is discontinued - it was replaced by a new SUV Hyundai Terracan, which was developed by Korean engineers on their own.