Flair’d up 4x4: 1999 Hyundai Galloper 2.5 TDI Innovation 5spd
CASARSA DELLA DELIZIA, ITALY– Enviable late-’90s style, rare bodykit, Mitsubishi diesel engine
⚑ Confuse the Hyundai Galloper with the Mitsubishi Pajero at your loss.
Sure, the two 4x4 SUVs started as kissing cousins when Hyundai decided to get into the off-roader market to compete with the Korean Ssangyong Korrando. (Which, in its original form, had been based on the Japanese Mitsubishi “Jeep”…itself a Willys Jeep.)
Off-roaders of this era are compelling to me when they’re in such great condition—and loaded with rare, odd, or premium options as this Galloper 2.5 TDI Innovation shows.
From its suspiciously knob-shaped alloy wheels to stylized spare tire cover, back in 1999 this SUV would have turned heads anywhere.
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