Called the Hyundai '45', the EV Concept will be revealed at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show on September 10.
As we bid farewell to the rather illustrious Monterey Car Week, global auto manufacturers are now gearing up for the next global mega-event of the automotive world – the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Taking advantage of this, Hyundai has recently released the teaser of its forthcoming EV Concept, dubbed the '45'. While there's no specific detail of the car available yet, Hyundai has certainly taken a bit of a nostalgic route with this one, made clear by the following statement: 'Inspired by looking back at the brand’s first model in the 1970s, the '45' fully-electric concept car will act as a symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future EV design.'
So, as per the statement, the 45 aims to establish a benchmark for Hyundai's future EV designs whilst paying homage to the 1975 Pony, the first model to wear a Hyundai badge. The name '45' also marks the Pony's 45th anniversary. Further, Hyundai has no productions plans for the 45 as it does not correspond to any future series production model. The 45 will only serve as a design study for the brand's future EVs.
Coming to the teaser, the styling cues from the Pony are quite evident, especially with the rakish rear roofline and a flat rear section. While the roof-mounted spoiler adds a modern touch, the taillight seems to be a LED light bar. However, the light bar is likely to feature a retro-style matrix display. Another screen below displays the name '45' digitally. Another design highlight is the wide wheel arch layout, which, coupled with the overall low stance, will give the 45 an imposing presence.
While this is pretty much everything we have on the car right now, we'll be eagerly waiting for the car's international debut for further details.