Hyundai brought its electric concept car on the scene and boy o boy, it is NEAAT. It’s called Prophecy. It sounds so royal and fancy. It surely does look like a mini Porsche. As the name suggests, Hyundai just unveiled it as a trailer to their future in electric cars. Hence, there is no production date assigned for it yet. They sure did get us excited for what they have in store in terms of electric cars.
What does Hyundai have to say?
Hyundai is beyond elated to have formed such a masterpiece, they have every right to be. It’s sleek, it’s shiny, it’s a Black Beauty. SangYup, the proud Head of Hyundai Global Design Centre, said “Prophecy does not follow trends. It accentuates timeless beauty that will stand the test of time. Its iconic design stands to expand Hyundai’s design spectrum toward even broader horizons.”. We agree. Its fastback shape, clear-acrylic spoiler out back and pixelated headlights and taillights are surely outstanding.
Hyundai really did think it through. They not only introduced a new design, but also made sure it connected to the humans. About this, SangYup says; “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.”
Joystick instead of steering wheel
Another concept that is integrated in this baby Porsche, is the autonomous driving technology. With two joysticks instead of a steering wheel, the automaker wants to make drives control the car from a position of comfort. One is installed at the door rim while the other is on the centre console, so you can use both of them to pivot the car to the right or left. Drivers can easily select a variety of functions without having to move an inch, via the buttons on the joysticks. This human-machine interface does enhance safety.
Aerodynamically, the Prophecy has an extended wheelbase and a smoothed-out body surface. The streamlined design extends from the front to the rear of the car ending with a boat-tail line formed by the rear quarter panels. The car’s wheels are embedded with propeller shaped parts which draw in extra air which flows downside of the body. To enhance this effect, a rear spoiler is integrated which helps the stability of the car when travelling at high velocities.
Talking about the interior design, the joystick introduction has offered greater interior space and expanded views as there is no obstruction in front of the passengers except for a wing shaped dashboard. Hyundai has gone all out to demonstrate the manufacturer’s vision of electric vehicles. The created interior is eco-friendly. External intakes are placed at the bottom of the side doors allowing air to circulate through Clean Air Technology. It thus provides a steady stream of purified air inside the vehicle. In addition, the treated air is circulated back out into the atmosphere as clean air. Now this is one smart way to contribute in preserving our natural environment.
To summarise, Prophecy is indeed a delight. A treat to look at and an interior to enjoy and destress, Hyundai really did good. Having learnt about Prophecy, we look forward to the electric cars Hyundai will produce. May be, one day, we will buy one for us. Let’s wait and watch.