hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps

hyundai motor has unveiled its new ‘prophecy’ concept EV, showcasing key elements in its styling and technology. inspired by the brand’s ‘sensuous sportiness’ and ‘optimistic futurism’ design philiosphies, it focuses on the emotional link between humans and automobiles.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps

images courtesy of hyundai



originally planned for a debut at the canceled geneva motor show 2020, prophecy made its debut online. visually, it establishes a new standard for the EV segment with a new architecture defined by pristine surfaces, an extended wheelbase and short overhangs gives the concept an iconic silhouette.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps



the concept’s headlights and taillights appear to be pixelated, in the same style as the taillights of the bugatti divo. hyundai says these pixelated lights will carry forward onto future models as a signature design element.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps



the interior design of prophecy also leverages the advantages offered by hyundai’s electric platform, which it shares with the hyundai 45 concept. a key feature is the joystick steering system, which provides greater interior space and offers more expansive views and ergonomic seating for the cabin occupants.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps



other modern features include the use of environmentally conscious materials and a clean air purification system. a futuristic ‘relax mode’ function takes advantage of the car’s autonomous capabilities by reclining the passenger seats and swivelling the dashboard to maximise the space inside. 

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps



during the presentation, hyundai also unveiled developments in its electrification strategy. this included an announcement that its product line-up will expand to include 44 electrified vehicles, with an investment of almost 50 billion euros for research and development into future technologies by 2025.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps



the expectation is to sell more than 670,000 battery and fuel cell electric vehicles annually by this time, and to be positioned among the top three EV providers globally. in europe, more than 75% of the line-up will be electrified by the end of 2020, and the company aims to supply almost 80,000 zero-emission vehicles to european consumers this year.

hyundai reveals 'prophecy' EV concept with pixellated headlamps


project info


company: hyundai
model: prophecy
status: concept

  • You guys ever do any work in a wind tunnel looking to discover the perfect shape for the design criteria? It’s easy to criticize that to which you are not connected. A much more powerful solution, however, is to get involved with a design critique that finds balance in its scope. Perhaps you guys can try that next time, or maybe get a job in the design studio for Hyundai and we can all take a shot at your best work?

    Chris Ostlind
  • At first blush, I’d say this is utterly beautiful. What car isn’t influenced by what came before? The lighting is in harmony with the scale and gives it a youthful presence. My compliments to the design team.

    Matthew Mohr
  • An incredible and daring style ,Porsche won’t do it, so why the comparison? Is unique and there is no other let me say it again no other like it…don’t be jealeous!!

  • The first render shows a rear that is (too) similar to Porsche language. Could be that It is caused by that single perspective. The line on the side, under glass house and above wheels is quite elegant. Would be interested to see in full-size.

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