The Walking Dead and Hyundai unveil the zombie proof Elantra Coupe
This is the story about the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Zombie survival machine!
It seems as though Hyundai can do very little wrong these days.
They are racking up sales records and awards at an incredible pace, and now to top it all off, Hyundai is about to become the official vehicle of the zombie apocalypse.
Before you start boarding up the windows and arming yourself for the zombie onslaught, keep in mind that Hyundai Motor America is partnering with Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Image Comics who just happen to be the creators of The Walking Dead.
The partnership came together as a celebration of the 100th issue of The Walking Dead comic, with the celebration coming together at Comic-Con International in Sand Diego on July 12-15.
The custom Elantra Coupe, known as “The Zombie Machine”, was designed by Kirkman and fabricated by Design Craft.
Hyundai has entered into this partnership with Kirkman/Skybound and Future US in an attempt to further dip their toes into the Gen-Y gene pool.
The feeling is that by partnering with those groups they will be able to do just that, as well as being able to showcase the expanded Elantra car line-up.
The Hyundai Undead campaign began in mid-June with the launch of HyundaiUndead.com that features a 4-part video series detailing the build of the custom car from start to unveiling.
Elantra Coupe Zombie Edition Video
Steve Shannon, vice president of Marketing, Hyundai Motor America expressed his excitement about the Hyundai Undead program, saying that couldn’t wait for the official unveiling of the 2013 Elantra Coupe Zombie Survival Machine.
He feels it’s the perfect car for The Walking Dead brand, as well as being the ultimate zombie apocalypse survival machine.
The Zombie Survival Machine has a number of cool modifications, such as a front-end zombie plow cow catcher, a roof hatch where passengers can pop out to blow away the undead, slatted armored window covering, an electric trunk for housing weapons, CB radio, all-terrain tires, and all manner of other zombie survival necessities.
Alonside this baby is the Hyundai Elantra GT 2013 wrapped in the 100th issue comic, featuring artwork by Charlie Adlard that will be given away by Hyundai.