Hyundai unveils concept cab of the futureSeptember 24, 2020
Six weeks after Hyundai launched its Ioniq electric car sub-brand, the automaker unveiled the Ioniq Concept Cabin, a “vision of the future focused on electric vehicle buyers.”
The Ioniq concept cab was created in collaboration with LG Electronics. It includes a ceiling-mounted 77-inch flexible OLED display that delivers sound through speakers built into the headrests. This screen will also allow two passengers to view different content at the same time. In addition, the Ioniq Concept Cabin includes a robot for cleaning the floors as well as ceiling-mounted LED UV lamps that keep the interior clean and sanitized. The press release noted that the salon also has “Garment Care” and “Shoe Butler”, although it is unclear exactly what that means.
“The IONIQ Concept Cab is a one-of-a-kind and unprecedented approach to improving customer experience as it can be tailored to suit different needs and lifestyles,” – said Wonghong Cho, Executive Vice President and Global Marketing Director of Hyundai Motor Company. “Dedicated electric vehicles will enable us to revolutionize the experience that Hyundai offers to its customers by enabling them to do more in and out of the vehicle.”
Hyundai says the upcoming Ioniq 5 electric vehicle, which was due to launch last year, will offer the same “extra features” as the concept cab. The Ioniq 5 will be a mid-size crossover based on the 45 EV concept unveiled by the automaker at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. For 2022, the Ioniq lineup will be complemented by the Ioniq 6 sedan, which is based on the attractive Prophecy concept. Two years later, a large SUV called the Ioniq 7 will be introduced.
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