The Hyundai 45 is back on the Nürburgring for a high-speed practice session. Fortunately, this time our spies were able to catch the electric vehicle driving down the track on video, giving us better insight into its handling. For a crossover, it is almost glued to the road and quite stable in the corners.
It’s the same prototype that was spied on a few months ago, and surprisingly, the test car appears to be wearing a bit more camouflage than before. This isn’t the return to the cloth cover-up from the beginning of the year, but at least the edges of the front bumper are now covered with a camouflage foil, whereas in May these parts were not not hidden.
The good news is that the vehicle is starting to look a lot like the concept of the same name from the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. We didn’t expect the production model to look so close to the show car, but we did. are happy to see that the company’s designers have been given the green light to go with an unconventional style.
Of course, there will be some notable changes. For example, rather than the pixel-shaped lamps on the concept, the production version will have more conventional rectangular-shaped light clusters. In addition, futuristic side-view cameras will be replaced with traditional side-view mirrors. The most obvious difference will be the move to classic rear doors instead of the concept’s sliding doors.
From what we know so far, the production model 45 will be based on Hyundai’s global electric platform. We don’t know much about its powertrain, but word on the street is that the EV will rely on a twin-engine setup for a zero-emission all-wheel-drive powertrain.
The Hyundai 45 EV is expected to debut at some point in 2021. The exact launch date, however, is unknown at this time.