Hyundai’s Prophecy EV looks like the soul-child of the Porsche 911 and comes with joystick controls

Hyundai’s put together perhaps one of its sleekest automobiles to date. Dubbed the Prophecy EV, the concept car embodies a design language Hyundai refers to as “Sensuous Sportiness.” It bears a very strong resemblance to the Porsche 911 Turbo, with its aerodynamic side profile, the flush headlamps, the acrylic spoiler, and that gorgeous curved rear that looks like a cross between a 911 and an Ursaab. (Yes, cars have gorgeous rears too)

The Prophecy indicates a new design vision for the company under its chief of Hyundai Global Design Center, SangYup Lee. That hyper-aerodynamic profile definitely contrasts Hyundai’s more angular 45 Concept which was unveiled in September, but it does feature the same pixel lamp technology used in the headlights and taillights. The entire car is made from eco-friendly materials and is driven by an electric drivetrain. Hyundai mentioned that the car is fitted with its “Clean Air Technology” which distributes purified air within the cabin. Moreover, that purified air is then circulated out of the car too, so the car actively purifies the environments it drives through. I doubt it would be enough to really tackle urban air pollution, but it does give the concept the tag of being emissions-negative.

While there aren’t any images of the car’s interiors, a render that floated around indicates Hyundai’s futuristic take on cabin design. The car comes with a pretty long wheelbase to ensure a spacious interior. It features a pillar-to-pillar display on its dashboard, which is relatively recessed. The car also abandons the steering wheel for two joysticks that protrude off the armrests on either side of the driver. Notably, the EV ditches side-view mirrors too, in a bid to retain its smooth, aerodynamic design.

The Prophecy EV was slated to debut at the now-canceled Geneva Motor Show. It’s too bad, because we’d definitely love to see a video of this slick automobile in action!

Designer: Hyundai

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I’ll admit I do have a tendency to speak in hyperbole, but this time I’m making an exception only because Hyundai’s truck shows ‘truckloads’ of promise. I’m talking clean energy-burning, hydrogen-fuel-cell powered, autonomous driving, zero emissions, zero noise semi-truck with an ergonomic design that looks splendid from the outside and provides a stunning panoramic view on the inside. I love my cushy desk-job, but damn, if I had a chance to be a trucker with a Hyundai HDC-6 Neptune, I’d probably give it all up in a heartbeat.

Inspired by the aesthetic of the 1936 Mercury Train, Hyundai’s latest semi concept channels the art-deco beauty of the machine, giving it a suitable revival in the form of a sufficiently advanced truck capable of wowing people. The HDC-6 Neptune relooks the semi-truck typology by redesigning it around Hyundai’s zero-emission fuel-cell technology. The truck features a panoramic cockpit with a skylight that offers an incredible amount of sunlight during the day, giving the interiors a rather glamping-inspired touch. The truck comes with autonomous driving capabilities, allowing the driver to kick back and watch movies on a HUD built right into the truck’s windshield, or take relaxation to another level with the shape-shifting cabin that comes with two levels. As impressive as the insides are (enough to make me consider switching jobs), the exterior is just as wowing. The truck’s glass top is balanced with a seamless grille at the base that runs from end to end, helping with cooling. The truck uses hydrogen fuel technology that burns to release water-vapor, making the truck have zero emissions, while its bullet-shaped streamlined design helps improve fuel economy… and the cherry on the cake is definitely those shape-shifting rims on the wheels that help further air-intake!

Designer: Hyundai