Hyundai tests production version of electric concept 45August 26, 2020
The South Korean brand is testing a production prototype of the previously shown electric concept Hyundai 45. The novelty was spotted at the Nürburgring race track. The debut is due next year.
Hyundai 45 returns to Nürburgring for speed testing. Fortunately, this time, photographers were able to capture an electric car driving along the highway on video, which allowed us to better understand its behavior on the road. It is practically glued to the road and quite stable when cornering.
This is the same prototype that was spotted a few months ago, and, surprisingly, the test car seems to have a little more camouflage than before. This is not a return to the all-cloth camouflage that covered the body of the electric vehicle earlier this year, but at least the edges of the front bumper are now covered in camouflage film, whereas those parts were not covered in May.
The good news is that the car is starting to closely resemble the concept of the same name that was shown at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.
We didn’t even expect the production version of it to look so close to the show car.
Of course, there will be a few notable changes from the concept’s bold exterior. For example, instead of the pixel lamps that the show car received, the production version of the crossover will have more conventional, rectangular lighting lights. Also, futuristic side-view cameras will replace traditional side mirrors. The most obvious difference will be the move to conventional rear doors instead of the concept’s sliding doors.
As far as we know, the production version of the electric Hyundai 45 will be based on the Hyundai Electric-Global platform. We don’t know much about its engine, but there are rumors that the electric car will get a twin-engine power plant for all-wheel drive.
The Hyundai 45 EV is due to debut in 2021. However, the exact date of the debut is still unknown.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that Hyundai presented a teaser for a subcompact car. 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.
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