Hyundai presents its prototype SUV “Seven”, a real show on wheels

It is always difficult to know what the cars of tomorrow will look like, but Hyundai has decided to give it a go with this new prototype: the “Seven”.

In the recent world of the automobile, it is often regretted that all the models marketed look like two drops of water and that as soon as a new idea makes a sensation among the general public, it is taken up again and again by everyone. rest of the industry. If this idea could be debated for a long time, it is certain that it does not take into account a very important variable in its equation: the prototypes. These are masterpieces of originality, manufacturers allow themselves anything and offer futuristic models with very pronounced lines. If not all are liked, the change is undeniable.

All the companies make prototypes in order to get a first feedback from the public on this new design and this new way of imagining the automobile. Thus some prototypes can be seen as simple teasers announcing the more or less close arrival of an inspired production model. But sometimes it’s just the opposite, prototypes are intentionally a guideline far ahead of its time. It is exactly this kind of product that Hyundai has just presented with its “Seven” an SUV prototype that completely denotes what we are used to seeing.

A salon car: the future of the automobile?

Indeed, the latter takes the bet that individual vehicles will become living rooms. This electric model therefore bases its entire design on a show. With an anecdotal control station, the car being autonomous in the vast majority of cases, the concept of the “Seven” offers a panoramic roof as well as a flat ground and a reduced bonnet. Despite the aerodynamic constraints which are intrinsic to SUVs, this new concept is intended to be as streamlined as possible and the brand ensures that the roof has been designed to offer an aerodynamically “pure” body.

Faced with all these promises, the public is only waiting for announcements from Hyundai which, for its part, does not seem in a hurry before marketing the vehicle. In addition to autonomous driving, the brand is working to have batteries offering more than 480 kilometers of autonomy with a recharge ranging from 10% to 80% in 20 minutes. No date has been announced by the South Korean firm regarding a possible release of this prototype. It could even be that the latter never ends on our roads, it will only serve to give an idea of ​​the line that counts on the future in the more or less long term.

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