Hyundai Looks to the Future at Frankfurt Motor Show
Hyundai brought its A-game to this month’s International Motor Show, showing off an array of new models and concepts to display the automaker’s commitment to design and safety and reflect its vision of future mobility. Here’s a look at Hyundai’s most significant Frankfurt unveilings:
45 EV Concept
The 45 EV Concept combines a futuristic vision of fully electric autonomous driving with a tribute to the automaker’s past. Numbered to honor the anniversary of Hyundai’s 1974 Pony Concept Coupe, the 45 presents a clean, angled exterior and innovations like kinetic cube headlamps and LED lighting that indicates remaining battery life. Designed to enhance the experience of riding in a self-driving vehicle, the roomy, inviting interior features swiveling front seats, a flat floor, and a projection-beam infotainment interface.
Veloster N ETCR
The Veloster N ETCR is Hyundai Motorsport’s first-ever fully electric race car — and part of a wider push to emphasize electric racing. Based on the Veloster N Line, the ETCR features rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted motor. After testing concludes, Hyundai plans to enter a pair of these models in the new ETCR championship racing series next year.
i30 N Project C
Coming to Europe as a limited edition, the i30 N Project C builds on the i30N with a lightened, lowered design that allows for more dynamic performance. The Project C features orange and dark gray touches, plastic body parts reinforced with carbon fiber, specialized steering modes, and newly calibrated dampers and new suspension springs for better responsiveness.
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i10/i10 N Line
The Europe-designed i10 city car is all-new for 2020, boasting a completely redesigned interior and exterior. The widened, reshaped layout provides more interior space and visibility. Inside, new technologies provide heightened connectivity and safety. The i10 is also getting a new N Line model, which features a higher-performance engine, special design features, and N-branded interior touches.