Hyundai unveils concept design of future electric vehicle interior
Now, the company is giving a peek at the future interior of Ioniq-branded models. Concept cars are commonplace, but concept interiors are not. Still, automakers do them. Nissan showcased the interior of the Ariya as a concept a year before it was officially revealed. The Acura RDX and TLX's interior was foreshadowed by the Acura Precision Concept Interior Cockpit.
Hyundai partnered with LG to design the Ioniq Concept Cabin.Photo courtesy of Hyundai Motor Company
Concept cars put the design and technology of a possible future model in focus and the Ioniq Concept Cabin also does that. One thing is clear - Hyundai sees the Ioniq as more than just a mode of transportation. Ioniq vehicles will be able to integrate into and assist with the owner's lifestyle.
“The IONIQ Concept Cabin made in partnership with LG Electronics provides a hint of what's possible in EV interiors. For example, "Clothing Care" and "Shoes Butler" will allow customers to handle mundane tasks on the go, while they enjoy content on the ceiling-mounted 77-inch flexible OLED screen. The screen is large enough for two people to enjoy different content simultaneously. The sound is pumped through the speakers in the headrests which creats personal sound zone. In addition, a floor cleaning robot along with the overhaed UV LED lights ensures the cabin is kept clean and disinfected.“
Hyundai plans to offer such value-added experiences starting with IONIQ 5, a dedicated EV slated for launch early next year.
"The IONIQ Concept Cabin is one of a kind and an unprecedented approach to enhancing customer experience as it can be customized for different needs and lifestyles," said Wonhong Cho, Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer of Hyundai Motor Company. "Dedicated EVs will enable us to revolutionize the experience Hyundai delivers to its customers, empowering them to do more in and out of the vehicles."