Hyundai has introduced a brand new electric concept car called the Prophecy that looks like a Porsche 911 and a Model 3 had been smashed together and cloaked in obsidian.
The brand new concept was revealed as part of the now-canceled 2020 Geneva Motor Show, and Hyundai is only exhibiting its design skills with it. There are no specs assigned to the Prophecy or claims of production date.
It’s a design meant to give people an idea of what Hyundai sees as a possible future for its electric vehicles.
The concept car brings its back-end from Stuttgart and its bonnet (the headlights and the curvature of the hood) from Silicon Valley. Hyundai has a well-established status of taking design cues from more premium automobiles and offering them to clients on a budget.
Those two ends are connected by a seamless curved design that’s far more luxurious-looking than anyone would expect from Hyundai. The whole car is clad in a shiny, inky black finish. In the press release, Hyundai says the car has an “iconic silhouette of perfect proportions,” and it proudly claims that its designers “have realized the Ultimate Automotive Form.”
Hyundai first teased its “pixelated” headlights and taillights on the chunkier and less sophisticated-looking 45 Concept introduced in 2019, but it’s naturally integrated into the Prophecy.
The interior of the Prophecy doesn’t feature a steering wheel, as Hyundai is imagining that this car would feature a high level of autonomy. Instead, there are two joysticks (one in the middle console and another in the driver’s side door).