There is something particularly alluring about old product restored with new technologies. The Hyundai Heritage Series PONY Electric Vehicle is one such old product that, as the name implies, restored to become an electric vehicle.
The Hyundai PONY was the South Korea automaker’s first production model which was defined by legendary automobile designer Giorgetto Giugiaro and it was produced between 1975 and 1990.
The 2021 electrified version features camera-based, fender-mounted exterior mirrors, pixelated round headlights and U-shaped taillights, a speed-gauging instrument panel made of lighted vacuum tubes, digital touch transmission, cradle space for mobile phone, voice-activated steering wheel, and a retro-futuristic interior that is both minimalism and functional.
Rounding up the package is a last-mile mobility device stored inside the trunk, inside a decidedly futuristic stainless steel case.
Unfortunately, this is just a show car. There is no plan for it to be made. At least for for now. It is part of the automaker’s Reflections in Motion’ exhibition at Hyundai Motorstudio Busan in South Korea that runs from April 8 through to June 27, 2021.
All images courtesy of Hyundai.