Initially set to be unveiled at the canceled Geneva Motor Show, the Hyundai “Prophecy” EV aims to convey the automaker’s latest design philosophy, Sensuous Sportiness, which strips away complexity in favor of clean lines, along with minimalistic structures. On the outside, it features pixel lamp lights integrated into the headlamp, tail lamp and spoiler. A wide air intake can be found below the bumper that takes fresh air to cool the batteries more effectively, delivering an even more eco-friendly EV to customers. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
In addition to utilizing autonomous driving technology, this vehicle replaces the traditional steering wheel with joysticks that provide a completely new, yet reassuring, driving experience. These two joysticks can pivot left and right – one in the center console and another on the door trim to enable drivers to able to control the vehicle from a position of comfort. These joysticks also provide access to a wide variety of functions, which can be selected using the integrated buttons.
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,” said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center.