Hyundai has unveiled a modern reconstruction of its flagship 1970s sedan, the Pony, using elements of its most modern technology and design language.
Created by famous car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, the original Pony debuted in 1975 and was the first Korean car produced and exported in series. Today it is remembered as a flagship car for the country and for Hyundai.
The Pony has also had more recent significance for the company: it was a defining influence on the first car to be deployed under Hyundai’s new electric Ioniq sub-brand, the Ioniq 5, and, before that, the concept. -car 45.
Created for display in Hyundai’s recently opened Motorstudio Busan in South Korea, the revived Pony is characterized by its angular, retro silhouette and is finished in matte silver.
Although the design is quintessentially old-school and the silhouette is unchanged from the original, the Pony game features modern technology, including camera-based mirrors, digital touch transmission, and the same headlights and taillights. pixelated circles than the Ioniq 5.
More radical modernization work was undertaken inside the car, where a simple aluminum-style dashboard and a feature-less center console suggest a more contemporary foundation.
Most notable, perhaps, is that the dashboard uses Nixie tubes – illuminated vacuum cylinders – rather than a conventional clock or dial, and the Pony is equipped with a “ wheel mobility device. last mile ” scooter style stowed in the boot.
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This notice was published: 2021-04-16 11:52:41