Hyundai will bring a new concept vehicle to CES 2019 in Las Vegas. Making its debut at Hyundai's press conference on Jan. 7, the Hyundai Elevate concept isn't just a car -- it's a car that can, according to Hyundai, both walk and climb in addition to driving.
Judging by the picture Hyundai sent with its release, the Elevate concept achieves this by adding a range of motion to the vehicle's "legs," on which rest its wheels. That should give it nigh unparalleled levels of articulation on rocky terrain. And, depending on how that motion looks to the human eye, it'll either look pretty awesome or super creepy (like oh so many). You'd be happy to see one of them arrive when you're trapped in rubble, but perhaps less happy if one meanders towards you decked out in military livery and carrying live ammunition.
Obviously, this is a pretty pie-in-the-sky concept, so it's likely that Hyundai won't have a full-scale working model on display at CES. Nevertheless, it's yet another interesting way that an automaker came up with to give vehicles even more capability than they already have. We'll check out Hyundai's Elevate concept up close at CES next week.