Hyundai's All-New EV Officially Revealed

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Just one thing: adults won't fit inside.

Like most automakers, Hyundai is pursuing all-electric vehicles like never before. In fact, it recently announced the launch of a new division, called Ioniq, dedicated solely to battery electrics. Its first model will be called the Ioniq 5, a production version of the insanely cool Hyundai 45 Concept first shown at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. That vehicle is due to debut sometime next year, but today another all-new Hyundai EV has arrived and it happens to be its smallest one ever.

Based on the styling of the 45 Concept, this yet-to-be-named small EV is specifically for young kids and adapts the cool 'kinetic cube lamp' styling with those angular lines and a Performance Blue exterior color with slick orange accents.

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Power comes from two DC motors that provide it with a top speed of - wait for it - 4.3 mph. There's even a motorsport-inspired centrally-mounted driver's seat because, you know, four-year-olds love to drive fast.

Interestingly, the body is made from wood instead of the usual plastic for toy cars. An official driving range has not been provided just yet, though something tells us this is totally insignificant. Hyundai hasn't said whether or not its new Power Wheels-like EV will go into production, but we wouldn't be surprised to see it offered in limited numbers, possibly as some sort of a dealership promotion.

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You can also watch the video above to see the building process. This isn't the first time an automaker has offered a miniature car for kids. McLaren, for example, has done so a few times.

As for the rest of Hyundai's "adult" EVs, in 2022 the Ioniq 6, a production version of the Prophecy Concept, will begin rolling off the assembly line. The Ioniq 7, a large SUV that could be around the size of the Hyundai Palisade, will arrive in 2024.

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