A stage for the newest innovations.
Every year, Hyundai takes part in motor shows around the world to exhibit our new car ranges and roll out the latest technology. Over the decades, we have unveiled scores of new models at the motor shows, from our popular production models to exciting concept cars. Scroll down to see some of this year’s highlights, as well as highlights from the past.
Frankfurt Motor Show 2019.
Hyundai made a big splash at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) with an impressive line-up of innovative new vehicles presented at an eye-catching stand from September 10 to 22. One of the debuts in the spotlight was the full electric concept car: 45 – a showcase for Hyundai’s vision for the future of electric mobility. Other highlights were: the launch of its first electric racing car, the VELOSTER N ETCR and the public world premiere of the all-new i10.
45 – electric concept car.
Unveiled to an overfill crowd at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Hyundai’s latest concept model is a look at the future of electric mobility. Simply named 45, this new electric design concept pays homage to one of the most iconic vehicles in Hyundai’s history. The progressive 45 puts a twist on a 45-year-old icon, the Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept, to introduce an entirely new in-car experience for the self-driving vehicles of tomorrow. 45 foreshadows a new era of Hyundai’s automotive design focused on electrification, autonomous technologies and intelligent design.
Precise. Bold. Dynamic.
The iconic front-end design with the kinetic cube lamps evokes analogue emotions, while at the same time applying cutting-edge technologies to take Hyundai’s lighting architecture to the next level.
Clean minimalistic lines.
The 45 strips away complexity, celebrating clean lines and minimalistic structure – the iconic character defined by the monocoque-style body and aerodynamic design inspired by planes from the 1920s.
A modern living space.
Inside, the minimalist cabin is fitted with an inviting fusion of wood, fabric and leather, creating a warm atmosphere that is both relaxing and spacious.
Reimaging the in-car experience.
In the 45, Hyundai is reimaging the in-car experience in a self-driven vehicle. The interior becomes a unique living space capable of transforming to accommodate a range of passenger lifestyle demands.
The all-new i30 N Project C.
Hyundai launched the i30 N Project C limited edition at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, a lighter, lower and more extreme version of the critically acclaimed i30 N. The Project C is 50 kg lighter and sits 6 mm closer to the road for even more responsive handling.
The i30 N Project C’s unique design elements include clearly visible carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) body parts lacquered smooth to show the perfect carbon fibre weave. The front splitter, rear diffuser, bonnet and N-branded side sills are all made from CFRP, making the special edition model not just lighter but also tighter to the tarmac at speed while being stunning to look at.
The VELOSTER N ETCR, Hyundai’s first-ever electric race car was revealed to the world at the media day of the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. Based on the road-going VELOSTER N model, the new car is designed specifically for the new Electric Touring Car Racing Championship (ETCR), which will make its debut in 2020. The VELOSTER N ETCR heralds an exciting new era for Hyundai Motorsport, which will see electric racing become one of the pillars of the company.
The vehicle capitalises on Hyundai Motorsport’s expertise in touring car racing and follows the success of the competitive i30 N TCR and VELOSTER N TCR packages. Designed and built at the company’s Alzenau headquarters in Germany, the VELOSTER N ETCR is fully electric, rear-wheel-drive with a mid-mounted motor and a double-wishbone rear suspension – two firsts for a Hyundai Motorsport project - in line with ETCR regulations.
Paris Motor Show 2018.
The Paris Motor Show is the world’s busiest automotive event. It is held every two years and in 2018 more than 1,068,194 visitors attended from all around the world. It is hosted at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the largest exhibition park in France, and the 2018 edition lasted from 4 to 14 of October.
Premiere of the all-new Fastback N.
2018 saw the world premiere of the all-new Hyundai i30 Fastback N. The hot coupe became the company’s second high-performance model in Europe, combining sophisticated and elegant design with the proven N fun-to-drive factor.
The all-new Kona Electric.
Versatile and very fun to drive, the all-new Kona Electric is the first electric compact SUV in Europe. This newcomer combines impressive electric driving range with bold and roomy SUV style.
The all-new Nexo.
The next generation fuel cell SUV combines cutting-edge technology and futuristic design with fantastic driving range.
Geneva Motor Show 2018.
Spread across seven halls, the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show took place from 8 to 18 March at the Palexpo, a convention centre next to the city’s airport, attracting more than 662,000 visitors from around the world. In 2018, Hyundai showcased its strong eco-car and SUV line-up as well as the design language for future launches.
Premiere of the all-new Kona Electric.
At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Hyundai celebrated the world premiere of the all-new Kona Electric. It is the first fully-electric subcompact SUV on the European market.
The all-new Santa Fe.
The fourth-generation Santa Fe completed Hyundai’s strong SUV line-up at the Geneva Motor Show with its expressive design and best-in-class safety features.
Concept car “Le Fil Rouge”.
The new concept car, first unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show 2018, shows the future of Hyundai’s car design and how the company interprets future mobility technology.