'Ground-breaking' show car is an SUV-coupé with an active aerodynamic grille and Grandeur-inspired lights
13 November 2019

Hyundai has released pictures and a video of a 'ground-breaking' plug-in hybrid concept car that it's set to reveal at the upcoming Los Angeles motor show.

The concept is the seventh in a series of Hyundai Design Center concepts designed to express the brand’s “evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design language”.

UPDATED: The Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid has been officially revealed at the LA motor show - read the full story here

It's only partially revealed in the pictures, but several details can be discerned. The concept appears to have a sleek, crossover bodystyle, similar to the Lamborghini Urus but with a higher rear end. This is complemented by squared-off wheel arches. Hyundai claims the design themes of the new SUV-coupé model are 'parametric fantasy and transcendent connectivity'.

Taking inspiration from the Le Fil Rouge concept and the recently facelifted US-market Grandeur, it also features a signature light design and a specially designed grille with air shutters that adjust to improve aerodynamics and therefore fuel efficiency.

Features from concept cars are frequently incorporated into future production models, but it remains to be seen whether this one will be relevant for Europe, as Hyundai UK couldn't comment.

The Korean company doesn’t currently have a hybrid SUV above the Kona, but it plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid Santa Fe in 2020.

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13 November 2019

When will the motoring media start calling-out the designers at Hyundai? They rip-off so many other designers' work that is becoming a joke.

If you asked me that is the silhouette of the Ford Mach-E

13 November 2019
Factczech wrote:

When will the motoring media start calling-out the designers at Hyundai? They rip-off so many other designers' work that is becoming a joke.

If you asked me that is the silhouette of the Ford Mach-E

 

Try again.

18 November 2019
Factczech wrote:

When will the motoring media start calling-out the designers at Hyundai? They rip-off so many other designers' work that is becoming a joke.

If you asked me that is the silhouette of the Ford Mach-E

What kind of twaddle is this?

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