More details on the Hyundai Prophecy EV concept

Team OD Updated: April 07, 2020, 07:12 PM IST

Hyundai has revealed more details and pictures of the Hyundai Prophecy EV concept car. The Prophecy was supposed to be one of the highlights for the Korean carmaker at Geneva Motor Show, but was instead revealed online in early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prophecy EV is a retro-themed interpretation of Hyundai's latest Sensuous Sportiness design philosophy. It takes numerous cues from sports cars from the 1920s and 1930s, via the tear-drop shape, the curved rear end and the simple, smooth lines. It also gets the pixel lights that debuted in the Hyundai 45 concept from 2019. Other elements are the low-resistance alloy design. The EV is based on Hyundai's E-GMP platform, its first dedicated EV architecture.

There are further innovations inside the Prophecy. Steering controls are via dual joysticks located left and right from the driver - one on the centre console and the other on the door trim. Hyundai claims that this not only allows for a more comfortable seating position while driving, it also frees up more space on the dashboard for other features. In addition, 90 per cent of the vehicle's functions can be controlled via buttons on the joysticks. Also seen here is the Smart Posture Seating system. This automatically adjusts the seat, steering wheel, mirror, and head-up display once the driver enters the suitable height, seated height, and weight details.

When the Prophecy is at a standstill, a Relax Mode makes the full-width infotainment screen double as an entertainment zone. The seats can move into a more relaxed position or swivel around to face other occupants. Finally, there are no openable windows in the Prophecy EV concept. It uses an air filtration system coupled with an air flow system from the outside that pumps fresh air into the car. At standstill, this system also filters the air around the Prophecy.

There is no word yet on if the Prophecy will make production, but the tech it showcases will most certainly find its way into future Hyundais.