Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Hyundai teases its retro-inspired fully-electric concept car

Hyundai has teased its new fully-electric model that is scheduled for a debut during this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September. The 2019 edition of the show will open its doors to the media on September 10, and many car manufacturers have already started revealing or at least hinting at what they’ll introduce during the event. Hyundai will showcase its latest electric concept car named the “Hyundai 45.”

A new teaser image sheds light on what the company’s upcoming zero-emission models will look like. The company says that the overall design previews the direction the brand will take its styling in the coming years. It is an inspiration from the past while also stepping into the future.

The overall prototype is inspired by the brand’s first model in the 1970s: the Pony, and this is quite visible mostly from the angular shapes. The automaker also added that the concept represents an evolution of Hyundai’s “sensuous, sportiness” design language.

Hyundai hasn’t revealed a lot about the concept; a short press release with the sole image doesn’t reveal so much. But from the teaser image, the 45 seems to have a tall and edgier shape around the rear window, just like the Pony.

Also, like the most other electric car designs revealing these days, the Hyundai 45 has a wide, screen-like panel stretched across the entire rear end. Instead of the traditional rear lights, the image displays a pair of taillight-shaped individual LED lighting. Rest is under the wrap, including technical details; you will have to wait until its debut next month.