Hyundai presented a teaser for a subcompact car

Hyundai presented a teaser for a subcompact car

August 26, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The press service of the South Korean brand has published a teaser for the new model, which is a very compact car. According to insiders, the new product is intended mainly for sales in Europe.

The South Korean automaker has just released the first teaser of a rather interesting novelty, which was developed at the company’s design center in the German city of Russelsheim. This vehicle has four wheels, but it is not powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor. Instead, the car relies on gravity to help it roll downhill.

Without further ado – meet the first “soap box” from Hyundai.

The car is shown in a darkened photograph, in which you can still see its general shape, which at first glance seems quite futuristic. So far, little can be said about the new product, but at least we can see that this car is yellow, with “chopped” edges and with the Hyundai logo on the side. “A clear resemblance to the 45 concept car,” reads the published release.

For those unfamiliar with the term “soap dish,” it refers to a non-motorized vehicle that moves by gravity downhill. This was popular with children, who in the past made their own soap dishes from discarded wooden soap boxes.

Over time, these subcompact cars became popular even with renowned car manufacturers – Aston Martin became one of the first companies in the field of professional design of “soap boxes”. Hyundai says these vehicles are particularly popular in Europe and North America.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that a “charged” sedan Hyundai Elantra N 2022 was seen on tests. Western publications published photos with a test prototype of the high-performance sedan Hyundai Elantra N. The novelty of 2022 model year received thick exhaust pipes, a large rear wing, and also a powerful engine.