Hyundai Prophecy and 45 SUV are jumping from concept to production in record time

The Hyundai Prophecy is an evocative concept automobile. It’s a four-door all-electric luxurious sedan with the form of a classic whale-tail Porsche. And based mostly on the newest report by Auto Specific, the Prophecy concept is getting into production because the next-gen Hyundai Ioniq.

However that’s not all. The South Korean automaker can also be earmarking the Hyundai 45 Concept for production. We first noticed the Hyundai 45 on the Frankfurt Motor Present final 12 months. It combines timeless, analog styling with the newest in electrified expertise.

Collectively, the Prophecy and 45 will lead Hyundai’s arsenal of recent electrical vehicles. Hyundai is bent on veering away from the everyday ‘Russian doll’ strategy of different automakers by developing with distinctive fashions throughout its lineup.

“The Prophecy is inspired by the 1930s streamlined era, while the 45 is more inspired by the 1970s but a more modern SUV style that’s more mainstream,” stated SangYup Lee, Hyundai Senior Vice President and Head of Hyundai World Design Heart in an unique interview with Auto Specific. “There will be a production version of Prophecy coming after a production version of the 45 concept,” confirmed Lee.

And with that, it appears the 45 shall be first to enter production adopted by the Prophecy, which makes plenty of sense. Crossovers and SUVs are extra well-liked than sporty sedans, and the 45 Concept relies on a five-door hatchback design. The ‘45’ title is derived from the bevy of 45-degree angles on the car’s physique. It’s an all-electric crossover with a wedge-inspired design and twin sliding doorways – the latter of which ought to be normal in the production model.

In the meantime, the Prophecy is driving on Hyundai’s new E-GMP or Electrical World Modular Platform. In accordance to the automaker, E-GMP would be the spine of round 13 electrified Hyundai automobiles by 2022, with round 9 extra coming in the subsequent three years. Comparable to the 45, the Prophecy has retro-inspired styling cues with a boat-tail rear remedy, propeller-inspired wheels that draw warmth away from the anchors, and pixelated headlights and taillights for a modernist contact.

“The Prophecy is a future sedan, but not a traditional type of sedan,” added Lee. “The EV skateboard platform with short overhangs and a cowl pulled forward enables us to stretch the cabin to provide more space inside.”

Hyundai’s strategy is a welcome respite from the cookie-cutter fashions we’re all accustomed at present, most particularly car-based crossovers and SUVs. And whereas the 45 and Prophecy are worlds aside in phrases of styling, that is how Hyundai envisions the way forward for the model. “Our cars will be more like a chessboard where you have a King, Queen, Bishop, and Knight,” stated Lee. “This is what the Hyundai look is all about – diversifying our design to fulfill our customer’s lifestyle.”

The Hyundai 45 will enter production by the tip of 2020 whereas the Prophecy is slated to change the Ioniq by 2021. From then on, electrical vehicles won’t ever be the identical once more.

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