Korean carmaker Hyundai has revealed its new concept car called the 'Prophecy' which is inspired by the aesthetics of a "perfectly weathered stone." Hyundai Motor Company is now a very well-known company worldwide producing reliable cars at affordable prices.
Over the years, Hyundai has expanded into manufacturing specialty and high-end vehicles from making regular cars for everyday use. They are now exceeding expectations by improving quality, cultivating relationships with customers, and moving into the luxury sector.
Hyundai teased it's new electric car concept way back in August 2019 called the Hyundai 45 in commemoration of the 45th anniversary of its first flagship car the Pony Coupe Concept. Hyundai 45 highlights a futuristic technological concept that may inspire future production vehicles.
The all-black car has smooth lines designed to prompt an emotional connection between cars and humans using the company's "optimistic futurism."
It represents the smoother continuation of the 45 concept released last year which has a more rectilinear form according to the South Korean carmaker. Hyundai unveils Prophecy's electric vehicle concept with its "sensuous" design embodied in its "voluptuous" side sections, which the company describes as resembling a "perfectly weathered stone."
The Prophecy has taken inspiration from aerodynamic design to have an extended wheelbase and short overhang in addition to its smoothed-out body surface. Designed to give a sense of emotion when motionless, this modernized design extends from the front to the rear end of the car and ends with a boat-tail line formed by the rear quarter panels.
Sang Yup Lee, head of Hyundai Global Design Center said that Hyundai has brought to life yet another icon that establishes a new standard for all-electric vehicles as well as pushing the company's design vision even broader horizon.
To cool its batteries, Prophecy has a wide air intake installed below the bumper that takes in the fresh air and utilizes it. The intakes install connected at the bottom of the car's side doors also allow the air to flow inside the vehicle which also purifies the circulated air before expelling it back as clean air.
The designers chose some eco-friendly interior materials that include a wool-based felt carpet. They also opted for a color palette of blues and greys with low ambient lighting to give an impression of a relaxing atmosphere.
The car is designed without a steering wheel as it comes with a set of joysticks, which, at first glance, looks like an armrest, and it is equipped with buttons for close control. Among its integrated buttons on the joysticks, the driver has access to other functions of the car.
Hyundai says that their future cars will now have the same pixel lamp lights that are in the headlamp, tail lamp and spoiler of the Prophecy.
There is also a slick digital display along with the wing-shaped dashboard that allows everyone to enjoy content while the passengers are reclined in their seats.
Future Technological Concept
Hyundai's Prophecy concept was originally planned to debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2020 but it was canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Likewise, Renault has also canceled its display on its latest creations and instead released its Morphoz concept online.
Aside from electric cars, Hyundai has also partnered with Uber to offer customers an electric flying taxi that acts as ride-sharing services. This plan has no definite date yet as to when it will be available to the market.
The concept of flying taxis which are designed to carry up to four passengers and a pilot to fly on trips of up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) was unveiled just this year in January at the Consumer Electronics Show.