The Hyundai Vision T plug-in Hybrid concept is a new concept heading for a Los Angeles Motor Show debut and perhaps previewing a new Hyundai Tucson.
It’s only a couple of months since we had an electrified Hyundai concept pointing at the future route for Hyundai’s electrification with the Hyundai 45 Concept, a retro-inspired high-riding car with a full BEV powertrain.
Now Hyundai are back with another electrified concept with the Hyundai Vision T, which is heading to the Los Angeles Motor Show later this month for a debut, and this time it’s a plug-in hybrid, not a full BEV.
Teased with a couple of images (above and below), it seems likely the Vision T Concept is a first look at where the Hyundai Tucson is heading in its next generation.
The press release from Hyundai on the Vision T is full of design language gobbledygook, with Hyundai telling us:
Two derivative sub-themes of the dynamism fundamental design concept are Parametric Fantasy and Transcendent Connectivity. In these sub-themes, all parametric surfaces are connected from the body to either light or trim features. It features seamless connectivity free from distinct design boundaries. Ambient light reflects off these concave and convex lines creating an extreme sense of tension. Charisma is added with the evolution of a Hidden Signature Lamp derived from the Le Fil Rouge and Grandeur Face Lift.
Make of that what you will, but the Vision T does look like it’ll end up being toned-down to deliver a new Tucson in a year or two, but some stuff – like the Parametric Grille with vanes that open and close to change its shape and air flow depending on requirements – could stay.
As for the Vision T’s powertrain, Hyundai are saying nothing more at the moment other than that it’s a plug-in hybrid, but it’s likely to be a tweaked version of the plug-in hybrid Ioniq’s