Hyundai to unveil Prophecy EV concept at 2020 Geneva Motor Show

Hyundai has teased a new electric concept, Prophecy, which will be unveiled at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show that opens 5 March. The Prophecy concept will showcase Hyundai’s next generation design language.

The Prophecy concept follows Hyundai’s “Sensuous Sportiness” design philosophy and gets a graceful silhouette that is accentuated by curves flowing over broad rear flanks. The rear gets a boat-tail line created by rear quarter panels, an integrated spoiler and pixel lamp taillights. At the front, the EV concept gets sporty fenders and thin LED lights. The rear of the side profile with its swooping roofline looks inspired by the Porsche 911.

“Prophecy” does not follow trends. It accentuates timeless beauty that will stand the test of time. Its iconic design stands to expand Hyundai’s design spectrum toward even broader horizons.

SangYup Lee, Head of Hyundai Global Design Center

No other details have been revealed apart from the fact that it will be a fully electric car. Products inspired by the Prophecy could be built on the new platform developed by Canoo, a Los Angeles based company with whom Hyundai recently announced a partnership to develop an electric vehicle (EV) platform based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design.

The new EV platform is expected to be the base of many Hyundai and Kia electrified models. With this adaptable all-electric platform Hyundai Motor Group is expecting to reduce the complexity of its EV assembly line that will, in turn, allow for a simplified development process. This will help in reducing the production cost that the company is expecting to pass on to the customers.

Hyundai will also be showcasing i30 facelift, Elantra GT and the next generation i20 at the Swiss show.