Hyundai and Italian design agency GFG Fashion, notably its father and son founders Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, introduced that it is going to be rebuilding one of the essential vehicles within the Korean marque’s historical past: the 1974 Pony Coupe Idea.
Penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro for Hyundai, the idea served as a precursor to the Pony line of vehicles that had been offered from 1975 to 1990. And in case you are not conscious, Giugiaro drew inspiration from the Pony Coupe Idea for his iconic work on the DeLorean DMC 12.
Now, Hyundai and GFG Fashion are going again to the drafting board to recreate that momentous collaboration. The rebuilt idea automotive shall be proven within the spring of 2023.
“I designed the Hyundai Pony once I was nonetheless a younger designer initially of my profession. I felt very proud that I used to be answerable for making a car for an organization and nation that was about to tackle a fiercely aggressive world market. Now, I’m deeply honored that Hyundai has requested me to rebuild it for posterity and as a celebration of the model’s heritage,” stated Giugiaro.
This is not the primary time that Hyundai seems to be again to the previous to hunt inspiration and affect for its future designs. Hyundai launched the 45 Idea Automotive in 2019, which in flip influenced the design of the Ioniq 5 manufacturing EV.
In 2021, Hyundai restored and modified a Pony right into a one-off EV idea. The automaker launched one other Pony-inspired idea once more in 2022 with the N Imaginative and prescient 74 hydrogen-hybrid ‘rolling lab’ growth car.
We have now but to see what Giorgetto Giugiaro and GFG Fashion have in retailer for its upcoming rebuild. SangYup Lee, Govt Vice President and Head of Hyundai Motor’s World Design Heart, stated that it is going to be rebuilt based mostly on the corporate’s design philosophy “Shaping the long run with legacy.”