Hyundai has rolled out a striking concept at this week’s 2012 Delhi Auto Expo that combines elements from a crossover with an MPV and is said to “revolutionize” the use of interior space.
The concept is officially titled the “Hexa Space Concept” though internally it’s referenced as the “HND-7,” signifying that it’s the seventh concept in a long line of future looking design studies from Hyundai that also included the previous HND-4 Blue-Will
and HED-5 i-Mode
The Hexa Space Concept shows off the latest take on Hyundai’s "Fluidic Sculpture" design language and can manage to seat up to eight despite its wheelbase only measuring in at 9 feet. The key is the innovative seating arrangement, where the seats feature hexagonal-shapes and fit together almost like a puzzle.
There’s also a new door arrangement where the doors lift out and then slide further back to ease access to the rear seats. Interior features include touch-screen controls, a button-operated gear-shifter and an air purifier.
Given its relatively small size, the vehicle only requires a 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine, though the tiny mill features turbocharging and direct injection to maximize output. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
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