Hyundai Motor 45 EV concept revealed

This is Hyundai’s 45 electric vehicle concept. It is, the company says, a ‘homage to its heritage and reimagined for the future’ and points the way to how Hyundai’s automotive design will focus on electrification and autonomous technologies.

The company says the exterior styling of the 45 draws inspiration from its 1974 Pony Coupe Concept while the ‘character of 45 is defined by its monocoque-style body, aerodynamic and lightweight design inspired by aircrafts from the 1920s’.

A simple and sharp design, the concept has a distinctive lattice radiator grille and nice touches include a lighting system at the bottom of the door that highlights its long-distance battery capability and shows drivers how much longer they can drive before they get in the car.

The 45 also has side cameras instead of traditional wing mirrors and, rather cleverly, to ensure no dirt should ever obscure the cameras’ view, 45 uses an embedded turntable module which rotates the lens past a brush to keep them clean.

With a nod to future advances, there are features, such as a hidden Camera Monitoring System (CMS), that leave room for self-driving system applications and other upcoming tech.

A minimalist cabin is fitted with lounge chair-style rear seats and front seats that can rotate to face other passengers. Front-seat passengers can interact with the infotainment system via a ‘projection-beam’ interface. This replaces a single central touchscreen with a series of displays and functions integrated into the dashboard.

10 Oct 2019

Original source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (Oct 2019)

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