Hyundai confirms ‘45’ electric concept car for Frankfurt Motor Show

New Hyundai 45 concept will be a retro-inspired showcase of how the brand could design future electric vehicles

Hyundai has teased a new concept car for the Frankfurt Motor Show, which the Korean marque has confirmed as being a fully-electric show car leaning heavily on the brand’s heritage.

The new concept car, christened 45, marks 45 years since the introduction of the original Hyundai Pony at the Turin Motor Show in October 1974. The Pony, while not the first car to wear a Hyundai badge, was the first car developed wholly in-house by the firm.

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A teaser image confirms that the 45 will be an electric concept car with an unambiguous retro-futuristic design, much like the Honda Urban EV concept now destined for production as the Honda e.

The rear of the car features plain surfacing and slim pillars. The rear fascia is fully digitalised and adorned with LEDs but takes on a classic layout with a set of faux-retro taillights and an offset Hyundai badge. 

Hyundai claims that the concept showcases what it believes its fully-electric vehicles could look like in the future, calling it a “symbolic milestone for Hyundai’s future EV design.”

The 45 won’t be the only new car on show from Hyundai at next month’s Frankfurt exposition. A new production car is inbound in the form of the next-generation i10 city car too.

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