Reinterpreting classics to turn them into electric cars is in fashion. And it is precisely what it has done Hyundai with this Grandeur Heritage Series Concept, which redefines the first delivery of this saloon in a zero emissions key and with current technology.
Like the Hyundai Pony Concept shown in spring, it is part of its so-called Heritage Series, which basically brings classic brand myths to the present time, although for now as mere design exercises.
It is Grandeur Heritage Series Concept joins other similar proposals such as the resurrected Opel Manta or the electric Renault 5, both already confirmed. This is not the case at the moment with the Hyundai Heritage Series models.
Retro and with screen even on the steering wheel
Taking advantage of the fact that this year the Hyundai Grandeur celebrates its 35th anniversarySince its first generation arrived in 1986, this Grandeur Heritage Series Concept becomes the perfect birthday present.
Yes OK maintains the original eighties sedan designWith these rectangular and sharp shapes, some elements such as the grille or the exterior mirrors have been modified, as well as the wheels that, although they are new, are inspired by the originals.
In addition, the headlights, both at the front and at the rear, enjoy LED pixel technology, in the style of those that equips the Hyundai IONIQ 5, its latest offspring to arrive and that is 100% electric.
However, the most notable changes are found in the interior, in a cabin that combines digital technology with a marked and delicious retro style.
The leading role is taken by digital screens, as it has up to four: two panoramic views joined by the same frame combine the instrumentation and the multimedia system like the IONIQ 5 does, a third is placed under the central tunnel, in a vertical arrangement, and a fourth shines on the retro-cut steering wheel.
This digital interior is combined with classic seats, but with metallic trimmings, ranging in leather and velvet, flat and rectangular surfaces or metallic and brushed trim. In general, we find few physical controls in this concept, which is also adorned with modern and advanced ambient lighting.
With regard to the mechanics, Hyundai is limited to pointing out that it moves thanks to a fully electric motor, but without giving details about it as happened with the Pony Concept.
But if you equate the same as the IONIQ 5, it could reach up to 225 kW (306 hp) corresponding to the most performance variant of the electric crossover, which has rear or integral wheel drive options and an 800-volt electrical system. Will we see it come true?
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