And they will all look spectacular.
Hyundai is on the cutting edge of the EV industry with its latest Kona pushing the boundaries of EV technology and alternatives such as the Sonata Hybrid bringing up the ecologically friendly rear end of its lineup. The Korean manufacturer, which plans to offer 11 different EV vehicles by 2025, is currently working on three EVs that are due to show their pretty faces in the next year.
According to Autocar, the first model to go into production will be the retro-looking 45 Concept which will combine funky styling with SUV practicality and will sit above the Kona EV in Hyundai's range of electric vehicles.
The second car in the pipeline is the Prophecy concept, a stunningly beautiful thing that we think has traces of Porsche in its design. The Prophecy, as with the 45 Concept, will roll on a brand new electric vehicle platform. This car is a hopeful indication as to where Hyundai wants to take its design language and features a pair of joysticks where the steering wheel should be; a further indication that Hyundai wants to get really weird. According to Hyundai, the Prophecy was inspired by 1930s streamliners, which should say enough.
The Prophecy is set to go up against Tesla's affordable Model 3 when released, and we look forward to that comparison.
A third, currently unknown car is expected to be shown next year and will demonstrate the sheer breadth of Hyundai's new Electric Global Modular Platform (E-GMP). SangYup Lee, Hyundai's head of design believes that the new platform will be able to accommodate multiple vehicle designs: "The new EV architecture gives us a long wheelbase and a flat floor, and we're experimenting with unique USPs and how we will stretch it for various vehicles."
We're still unsure of the exact styling of the Hyundai 45 Concept and Prophecy, but If this is what the future of Korean electric vehicles looks like, then we're not complaining.