Hyundai Kite electric buggy concept showcased at Auto Expo 2020

Hyundai showcased its electric buggy concept, Hyundai Kite at the Auto Expo 2020. Hyundai Design Centre Europe developed the Kite with Italian design school, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED).

The Kite first made its world premiere at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. This is the second time Hyundai has associated with IED after their first product was PassoCorto, an ultra-lightweight sports car concept, in 2014.

Built on a monocoque chassis, the Kite doesn’t have any roof, doors or windows to reduce the barriers between exterior and interior, and can be driven on both land and water as the Kite also converts into a single-seater jet-ski. With a length of 3,745 mm and a height of 1,455 mm, the Kite concept has been designed to convey an idea of floating and freedom.

On both land and water, the Kite concept uses electric power with four brushless engines placed inside the wheels and a water jet turbine for travelling on land and water respectively. The car’s functions can be controlled through a mobile phone for intuitive control.

Hyundai also showcased several other cars and concepts at the Auto Expo 2020. The display includes Kona Electric, Nexo FCV, Venue, Elantra, Le Fil Rouge concept and the new Tucson.