2021 Hyundai 45 spied

Hyundai is taking the 45 from the motor show floor to the showroom. It's been snapped wearing camouflage, but nothing can hide its distinctive shape.

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The new Hyundai 45 electric hatch has been spied outside the company’s engineering headquarters in Germany.

The hatch is very clearly inspired by the 2019 concept car. While it retains the concept’s boxy silhouette, some of the corners have been rounded off.

There also appear to be different headlight, grille and tail-light treatments, as well as framed door windows.

Unlike an earlier prototype, this car has been fitted with plastic wheel arch protectors and side sills, and there’s less camouflage on the aero alloy wheels.

It’s unknown if the production car will use the 45 name or have different badging all together.

Details about the 45’s drivetrain are uncertain, but given the car’s quick turnaround time, it could be offered with the 100kW/395Nm or 150kW/395Nm setups available in the Kona Electric.

Equipped with the 64kWh long range battery pack, the Kona EV has a driving range of around 470 kilometres.

The concept car is a modern take on the 1974 Pony Coupe Concept, which previewed the company’s first model designed in-house.


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