Hyundai PHEV SUV Concept To Debut At L.A. Auto Show

The 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show is just around the corner, and it will be host a bunch of world premieres. Hyundai, for one, has at least one major debut set to show its face during the event, and it’s a crossover concept.

Described as a “ground breaking” vehicle, it’s the seventh in a series of show cars put together by the Hyundai Design Center that expresses an evolvement of the company’s Sensuous Sportiness global design language.

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It will boast a hidden signature lamp inspired by the Grandeur facelift and Le Fil Rouge, as well as a Parametric Air Shutter grille design with individual shells that create a dynamic design and adjust the airflow that enters the powertrain, while also optimizing the aerodynamics and improving fuel consumption.

The teaser images reveal a crossover with an elegant profile, squared wheel arches, slim lights at both ends and a sloping roofline. It lacks conventional door handles and side mirrors, as the latter have likely been replaced by tiny cameras.

Hyundai’s yet-to-be-named study packs a plug-in hybrid powertrain with the ability to travel on zero emissions for short distances.

“We pursue innovative solutions in design and add emotional value to our product experience through sensuous sportiness design language”, said Senior VP of Hyundai Global Design Center, SangYup Lee. “The SUV concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain indicating its eco-lifestyle focus as its inhere balance with the environment in which it is driven.”

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