Angular shapes are nothing new in cars these days, every new car wants to look as sharp as possible because unless you’re making a chauffeur-driven limo, other shapes might not really work, apparently. While it is not necessary to have a specific angle for a design, the Hyundai 45 likes to have only 45-degree angles.
The reason for that takes you back 45 years when Hyundai made Pony Coupe concept (1974), which later became a production vehicle with different body styles. According to Hyundai, the new concept strips away complexity with clean lines and minimalistic structure of the original Coupe concept.
The 45-degree angles have been incorporated in the design wherever possible. Another design highlight are those tiny light cubes which Hyundai calls kinetic cube lamps, which apparently evokes analogue emotions. At the bottom of the door are another set of cubes, which lets the driver know how much longer they can drive even before they get in the car.
Interiors have a relaxed atmosphere with lounge chair-like rear seats and front seats that can rotate. Meaning, the car will be capable of automated driving. While the driver has a widescreen display for himself, the front-seat passengers can interact with the infotainment system via a projection-beam interface.
The batteries are on the “skateboard floor” which according to Hyundai, contributes to the vehicle’s spacious interior. The floor is covered with a carpet, to further give off a living space vibe, as well as reduce road noise. The seats swivel towards occupants as they open the door. As for the technical bits, well, there is nothing to share at the moment.