Hyundai’s inaugural meeting celebrates the rebirth of Hyundai Motor’s Pony Coupe concept at

Hyundai Motor Company celebrates the restoration of the Pony Coupe concept car today during Hyundai’s inaugural meeting held at the historic Villa Pliniana on Lake Como, Italy.

The event brought together former and current Hyundai engineers and designers to celebrate the previously announced restoration of the 1974 concept car that led to the creation of the brand’s Pony line, the first large-scale independently developed in Korea. It was a production model.

Hyundai Motor collaborated with Italian design firm GFG Style, notably its father and son founders Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, to recreate the influential 1974 Pony Coupe Concept that the young Giorgetto showed Hyundai at the 1974 Turin Motor Show. was made to begin with.

Hyundai Motor also showcased its N Vision 74 concept inspired by the Pony Coupe Concept at the event. These two vehicles represent a shared lineage between the company’s past and future, reflecting its continued ambition to be innovative and bold.

“Despite the poor industrial environment of the 1970s, my grandfather and Hyundai’s founding chairman Joo-Young Chung put his heart and soul into rebuilding Korea’s economy and improving the lives of its people after the devastating war. Korea is a country that has been able to develop its vehicles to perfection,” said Yoosun Chung, CEO of Hyundai Motor Group. “I express my gratitude to both Italy and Korea, who played an important role in the success of Pony.”

A traditional brand platform that reflects Hyundai Motor’s past and future direction, Hyundai Reunion brings together all the designers and engineers involved in the N Vision 74 and the original Pony Coupe concept, including Giorgetto Giugiaro and former Hyundai Motor President Chung Goo Lee is included. Celebration.

“In the era of electrification, an important condition for Hyundai Motor Company to become a leader in future mobility will be our ability to remain true to the unwavering values ​​we have inherited,” said Jaehoon Chang, President and CEO of Hyundai Motor Company. “Going forward, through Hyundai Reunion and other legacy communication initiatives, we will continue to leverage our past as a unique vector for the innovation of our future.”

Hyundai Motor introduced the original Pony Coupe concept at the 1974 Turin Auto Show, a major international auto show at the time. The exterior of the two-door sports car features an attractive roofline, clean surfaces, dynamically proportioned profile and a unique B-pillar shape that enhances its adventurous spirit. The interior displayed an iconic sensibility with Giugiaro’s monocoque design and driver-centred floating architecture.

With its unique aesthetic sensibility, the 1974 Pony Coupe Concept was a revolutionary model for its time. Unfortunately, due to unfavorable global economic conditions in the late 1970s, what could have been Hyundai’s first sensational sports car was unable to reach commercial production and was lost to history. However, the concept complimented innovative design principles at the company in its early days, and thus served as a significant influence in the design direction of its current and future endeavors.

The 1974 Pony Coupe Concept embodied the desire of Hyundai founding president Joo-Yung Chung to create a “high-performance sports car” at a time when Hyundai still had the ability to design or develop its own models. Wasn’t Finally, Hyundai’s ambition of exporting automobiles to developed countries, strengthening the Korean economy and improving the living standards of Koreans has been realized. Nearly half a century after the concept’s debut, the first Hyundai Rally pays tribute to both the original Pony Coupe concept and Italy, celebrating the human-centered innovation that has driven and continues Hyundai Motor’s efforts.

En Vision 74 concept car inspired by Pony Coupe to compete in competition
Hyundai Motor plans to unveil its N Vision 74 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, one of the world’s top three classic and concept car competitions, on May 19-19. 21. The N Vision 74 will compete in the concept car and prototype category based on its design heritage on a global platform.

The N Vision 74, which debuted in 2022 to great fanfare, is much more than a simple concept car. This is the Hyundai N’s hydrogen hybrid ‘rolling lab’ development vehicle. Its design was inspired by the 1974 Pony Coupe concept and embodies the company’s futuristic vision for clean mobility. The N Vision 74 boasts of some of the company’s most advanced technologies, including dual independent left and right motors at the rear wheels, a power output of 680 PS and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4 seconds. Power is provided by an 85 kW hydrogen fuel cell stack at the front, a 62 kWh lithium-ion battery between the driver and passenger, and two 2.1 kg hydrogen tanks at the rear to provide a driving range of around 600 km.

This unique concept model has already received widespread acclaim for its retro-futuristic design and innovative fuel cell hybrid architecture, including the ‘Instant Icon’ award from the 2022 Awards.

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