The design represents an evolution of the automaker’s Sensuous Sportiness design language first introduced with 2018’s Le Fil Rouge concept, and elements of it are destined for the Korean automaker’s future EVs. In fact, Hyundai said the concept’s very name emphasizes that the vehicle teases elements that will be developed in the future. The pixel lights and propeller-shaped wheels that reduce air resistance are two examples that we are likely to see in production at some point.
Hyundai Prophecy concept
Underpinning the vehicle is Hyundai’s first dedicated EV platform, a modular design referred to as “E-GMP.” The platform made its debut in 2019’s 45 concept and will debut soon in a production version the wedgy SUV concept. Thanks to the compact size of the E-GMP’s powertrain components, Hyundai said the platform enables designers to eliminate the bulk of the center console and engine bay.
The designers took full advantage of this for the Prophecy’s roomy cabin that, like the exterior, also features retro themes. It’s still a high-tech space though, with a pair of joysticks replacing the traditional steering wheel and a large digital screen spanning almost the entire width of the dash. The designers wanted a cabin that exudes relaxation, with dark colours and natural materials meant to emphasize this.
Source: Motor Authority