Picking up where last year’s Hyundai 45 EV Concept left off, the new Prophecy Concept EV redefines the company’s Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy, taking things to the next level, which they’ve dubbed Optimistic Futurism. The company had intended to officially unveil the Prophecy EV at the Geneva Motor Show, though it was canceled. Fortunately, they had given a sneak peek before the event, which you can watch by following the link below. Today, we thought we’d just highlight some of the design cues & features found in the new electric concept vehicle.
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“We have brought to life yet another icon that establishes a new standard for the EV segment as well as pushing Hyundai’s design vision to even broader horizons. A part of that expansion is what we call Optimistic Futurism, a design concept embodied by ‘Prophecy’. With Optimistic Futurism, our aim is to forge an emotional connection between humans and automobiles.”
– SangYup Lee, Head of Global Design Center, Hyundai Motor Company
Exterior Design Cues
The lines are quite beautiful, cutting the Prophecy EV in just the right way to create an incredible profile. A One Curve streamline travels each side adopting a minimalist aesthetic, while a boat-tail line brings the rear quarter panels together. Even through all of these design cues, the Prophecy was designed well for aerodynamics. Things like the integrated rear spoiler and propeller-shaped wheels move air around and harness downforce to enhance stability.
On the inside, things definitely move into that Optimistic Futurism. Thanks to autonomous driving technology, the Prophecy Concept EV replaces its steering wheel with joysticks for enhanced comfort, with integrated buttons to make things really easy and convenient. The cabin even has a Relax mode, which allows everyone to recline comfortably.
We’ve only scratched the surface of the ideas the Hyundai Prophecy Concept EV introduces, and we cannot wait to learn more about which of these features will find their way from the concept car into production models.