Hyundai recreates its very first car, the Pony Coupe Concept
The new Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept is a recreation of the brand’s very first car. Every detail is as beautiful as in 1974.
For its latest car masterpiece, Hyundai looks back to the past, specifically the very first car the brand has ever made. Nearly 50 years after its debut, Hyundai has recreated the Pony Coupe Concept, a car that served as the blueprint for its first customer-oriented cars.
We see pure nostalgia from the 1970s. The special thing about the recreated concept is that it is 100% true to the original, without modern bells or whistles. Instead we find the flat front accented with yellow bulbs, four-spoke chrome rims on the sides and a host of materials that come straight from 1974.
The car was designed in collaboration with the man who originally designed it, the Italian Giorgetto Giugiaro. In return for Top Gear he said: “I was skeptical at first because I didn’t know Hyundai Motor at the time. We were all impressed by the passion and commitment of Hyundai engineers. They were sharp, curious, open and very eager to learn.”
At the time, the Pony Coupe Concept was a vision of the future. Ironically, it now falls well within Hyundai’s current design language, such as the IONIC 6 electric car.
Sticking to the classic theme, the Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept also features a typical 1970s city car engine: a 1.2-liter four-cylinder with 81 hp.
View more images of the Hyundai Pony Coupe Concept below.