26/05/2022

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Hyundai Grandeur saloon revived as retro electric concept car

It is the Hyundai Grandeur’s 35th birthday this year so to celebrate, the Korean brand name has specified the saloon a futuristic makeover and a new electrical powertrain.

The concept follows the same transient as the firm’s latest electrified restomod for the traditional Pony coupe, assimilating modern day technological know-how with the car’s traditional strains.

On the outdoors, Hyundai has swapped the eighties saloon’s front and rear lamps for bang-up-to-date pixel LED units. There are also some new side mirrors, new overall body cladding, new wheels and a redesigned radiator grille which mimics the chequerboard pattern on the new lights.

While Hyundai’s the exterior tweaks are relatively subtle, the Grandeur EV’s interior has experienced a complete overhaul. The firm’s engineers retained the car’s retro steering wheel and dash, but the analogue clocks, radio and weather controls have been changed with a few screens.

The setup seems to be to be the same system observed in the electrical Hyundai Ioniq five, sharing the same linked digital gauge cluster and infotainment system perched atop the dashboard. 

Hyundai has also added a further more display screen in the centre console, which controls the car’s heating system and acts as an entertainment centre. The company’s photos demonstrate the unit is available with a retro 80s piano application, far too. The piano application (and any other new music the driver desires to play) is piped via a new 18-speaker stereo system. 

The seats are also new, and are upholstered in Burgundy velvet as a nod to the initial Grandeur saloon. Nonetheless, Hyundai has fitted the chairs with relatively racy Nappa leather backs, which are held alongside one another with thick leather stitches.

Hyundai has also swapped the regular car’s equipment selector with a jet aircraft-motivated alternative. There is a new concealed compartment in the centre console, far too, which the organization claims is perfect for hiding valuables this sort of as watches or, as illustrated by the firm’s photos, a wonderful pair of cigars.

Now simply click right here to browse all about Hyundai’s previous pure-electrical restomod for the initial Pony coupe…