On the heels of Hyundai’s announcement that they’ll be focusing on introducing several new hybrid and electric vehicles over the next few years, the brand introduced a few of them right away at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show. We spoke a bit about the updated Ioniq lineup already, but they also introduced a brand-new concept vehicle from the Hyundai Design Center. The 2020 Hyundai Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV concept introduces not only the next new electrified vehicle for the brand but another new utility vehicle as well.
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“We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience through sensuous sportiness design language.”
– SangYup Lee, Senior Vice President and Head, Hyundai Global Design Center
Key Design Cues
Not much was unveiled regarding the vehicle’s specifications, but we thought we’d cover some of the vehicle’s key design cues. For instance, the vehicle features a new Parametric Air Shutter Grille Design. Much like the hidden lights that were just introduced for the first time on the all-new Sonata, this new grille remains closed and static while the vehicle is stopped. But then on the move, the grille opens in a way that each cell in the grille moves according to a planned sequence, optimizing both the vehicle’s aerodynamics and efficiency.
The vehicle also features the integrated hidden signature headlamp design as well, adopting a chrome appearance when the powertrain is off but transitioning into lights once the vehicle is powered up. As with all concept vehicles, the Vision T Plug-in Hybrid SUV might not become a production model, but we’re sure many of the new design cues and features found in the vehicle will make their way into future production models.