Please help, I can't get over the concept of Hyundai Grandeur Grandeur EV
Is there a better way to celebrate the anniversary of a classic car than with a stunning reconstructed version of the original?
No, folks, no. And that's exactly what Hyundai has done.
Remember the 1986 Grandeur, the company's flagship?
On Tuesday, the car was 35 years old. To honor him, Hyundai unveiled an electronic concept based on the classic vehicle.
Outside-wise, the concept of Grandeur is still boxy as hell, though the lines are blurred with a more elegant touch.
Yet the old-school bible has been recreated for the present day with a number of contemporary features, including LED pixelated headlights and taillights (like the ones you find on the Ioniq 5), chrome and trim mesh grille, and flat wheel covers.
Not to mention that electric powertrain was replaced with the original combustion engine.
But where the concept of Grandeur is truly reborn is the interior, where the past and present come together in the coldest of ways.
The top of the seat is a red velvet, reminiscent of 1980s luxury, and the old-fashioned pillowy patterns with original stitching do not exist. The backseats are embellished in red leather for a little more plush retro.
Naturally, you can also forget about the standard analog instrument panel. The concept of Grandeur now has an integrated digital display and a state-of-the-art widescreen infotainment system.
By the way, the center console has a direct screen to control the 18-speaker soundbar on the dashboard. This screen also turns on significant piano, developed by South Korean musical instrument maker Samick.
But the most beautiful feature of electric grandeur is the interior lighting.
Two rays of light, radiating from each side of the dashboard, illuminate the B-columns and illuminate the entire interior. Add to that the “Infinity mirrors” on the back of the rear, where the pixelated LED bronze lights echo the essence of an old 80s club and surround the car's "rectangular" theme.
Other special rubbings include mechanical gear movement levers and useful storage compartment in the armrest.
The Grandeur is the second EV concept in the Hyundai Heritage Series, and the Pony is equally symbolic.
While none of the vehicles are likely to ever reach production, I would certainly like to see the automaker 's creativity continue as there is no shortage of opportunities from its line.
What about the Scoupe, dear Hyundai?