The 2021 Hyundai 45 is getting closer and closer to its debut as it continues its test track. The new electric crossover from the South Korean manufacturer, whose presentation is expected in late 2020 after the concept launched at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, is the protagonist of a new video showing us the prototype of the car during road testing and on the track of the Nurburgring.
The spy video shows us how the heavy camouflage previously seen on the test forklift is gradually being reduced, with the 2021 Hyundai 45 making the signature retro styling even more obvious. A line with a classic flavor that has emerged from previous prototype shots, on which to base the latest proposed rendering by Carscoops (seen below), which envisions the definitive look of the standard 2021 Hyundai 45 that will hit the market over the next few years.
Presented in Frankfurt last year, the 2021 Hyundai 45 EV concept was inspired by another concept, the 1974 Pony Coupe and, from the spy photos we have, it can be seen that the concept design, for many aesthetic elements, will find also being placed on the production version.
Studying the photos, side b seems more “traditional” with the family feel of a Korean brand that is quite recognizable in the back area. More futuristic and charming, with the presence of horizontal headlights and a narrow shape, muscular hood and square grille, on the front side.
Therefore, clean and square lines, with the same style will also be replicated in the cockpit of the 2021 Hyundai 45 with the concept presented to visitors to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, a large screen as a control center and an interface for the command of the infotainment system.
Being a fully electric car, the platform (the so-called E-GMP electric-global platform) will provide more space for passengers and luggage compartments while everything is still quiet about the possibility of having an ADAS, most classics like Cruise Control and automatic emergency braking still have to find a place in the new Hyundai 45.
And the engine? There is also news for this chapter because the test car we see in this photo must be equipped with two electric motors, a smaller one on the front axle and a more importantly a larger one on the rear axle: together the two engines allow for four-wheel drive. . The autonomy must reach up to 500 km.
Output and price
The production model is expected to be marketed as an electric crossover, positioned in the range just above Kona Electric. As we said, it will present itself in its final form in the latter part of 2020.