In the past two decades, Hyundai has gone from the subject of jokes to a highly-regarded carmaker, consistently producing cars that tick the boxes of most buyers. The South Korean brand has also crafted some stunning concepts over the last few years, including the retro-themed N Vision 74 and were this concept from Hyundai itself, it too would join the brand’s long line of hits.
This independent study is named the Hyundai Nine and was conceived by Korean designers Jeesoo Kim and Yunski Kim. It takes the form of a battery-powered luxury sports sedan with a very unconventional design that like the N Vision 74, has some styling elements from Hyundai models of yesteryear.
The overall shape of the Nine may be the first thing that catches your eye. Not only is it unlike anything that Hyundai currently builds but it is also very different than any vehicle currently on sale. For starters, it has a very long wheelbase and the electric powertrain has allowed the designers to extend the cabin rearwards, creating what we have no doubt would be a very spacious and comfortable area perfect for long road trips.
Aspects of the Nine’s design were inspired by the original Hyundai Grandeur of 1986, including the squared-off rear wheel arches. The front is also very bold thanks to the presence of an LED light bar and a black lower bumper. The wheels of the concept also stand out, as do the side skirts that come complete with strips of LED lights.
Meanwhile, the rear of the Hyundai Nine builds on the company’s ‘Parametric Pixels’ design motif featured on various models with vertical LED lights instead of traditional taillights. The trunk lid also opens in a rather unconventional way, revealing a seating area rather than a traditional storage space.
Source : CarScoops