Hyundai has decided to unveil its new concept EV, the Hyundai Prophecy. One of the most seemingly aerodynamic design we have ever seen. It was set to be unveiled during the Geneva Motor Show, but unfortunately the event was cancelled. This shows the world what the company is calling a new era for them coined as “Sensuous Sportiness.” If the Porsche 911 Turbo had a baby with a Tesla with a nostalgia for the 80’s geek culture, this is the outcome.
“Prophecy” also utilizes autonomous driving technology. Instead of a steering wheel, joysticks provide a completely new yet reassuringly familiar and intuitive driving experience. By offering two joysticks that can pivot left and right, one in the center console and another on the door trim, drivers are able to control the vehicle from a position of comfort. Furthermore, drivers have access to a wide variety of functions, which can be selected via the joysticks’ integrated buttons. Ultimately, this human-machine interface enhances passenger safety.
“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,” said SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center. “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.”
Furthermore, the design provides excellent aerodynamics, a characteristic indispensable to EVs. The propeller shapes embedded in the vehicle’s wheel not only affirm this trait, they also compel air to be drawn in and flow down the side of the body like water over a stone. The integrated rear spoiler complements this effect by harnessing down-force that aids vehicle stability when traveling at speed.