Hyundai teases the retro-styled, electric-powered 45 Concept

“Inspired by looking back at the brand’s first model in the 1970s”
by Tom Harrison | Aug 23, 2019
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Get excited, everyone, for it looks like Hyundai is going the way of Honda, and is about to give the world a fantabulously retro EV.

The Hyundai 45 Concept will land at next month’s Frankfurt motor show, where it will vie for your attention with the Porsche Taycan, the Land Rover Defender, the VW ID.3, and the Audi RS6, among others.

We know very little about it so far—only that it’s “inspired by looking back at the brand’s first model in the 1970s,” is a full-EV and will act as a “symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future EV design.”

Good—Honda’s unashamedly retro Urban EV was one of the starts of 2017’s Frankfurt show. Let’s just hope Hyundai gets the balance right—pre-2000s Hyundais weren’t the most stylish things to begin with, of course, so its designers will need to have made judicious use of their rose-tinted spectacles.

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The sole teaser image looks promising—very Knight Rider, very digital. More info as we have it.

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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