The Hyundai 45 Concept arrives at the Frankfurt Motor Show as an electric concept with design inspired by Hyundai’s original Pony Concept.
We had a tease a few weeks ago for a new Hyundai 45 concept heading for the Frankfurt Motor Show, and here it is in all its glory – the rather retro Hyundai 45 Concept.
The Hyundai 45 Concept is a peek at where Hyundai are heading with new electric models, and it has a distinctly retro wedge-shape design, harking back to the concept which delivered Hyundai’s first car – the Hyundai Pony,
The wedge-shape design is full of sharp lines and 45 degree creases as Hyundai finds a second reason – beyond the fact it’s 45 years since that first Hyundai concept – for the name, with quad headlights and, apparently, additional influence from 1920s aircraft and camera mirrors.
The interior is lounge-like – accessed through sliding doors – with cosy cloth seats and wood trim, flat floor with no centre console and a huge screen running two-thirds the width of the interior delivering information and infotainment.
All Hyundai has to say about the 45’s powertrain is that it’s fully electric, with batteries under the floor, but whatever combination of batteries and motors any production version gets, it will come with an 800V electric system allowing charging up to 350kWh after Hyundai’s announcement yesterday.