Hyundai Grandeur gets retro electric reboot | Source: CarSales

Hyundai Grandeur Revamp Embodies Retro Futurism

In celebration of its 35th anniversary, Hyundai’s 1986 Grandeur sedan underwent a “retro-futuristic resto-mod.” Unveiling the polished EV concept in November, the reimagined and modernised 80s flagship sedan, in all its angular glory, captivated car enthusiasts, and for good reason.

Reimagined with an all-electric powertrain, ultra-wide touch screen dashboard and mesmerising pixelated lighting, the Grandeur EV concept car is a prime example of retro futurism done right, balancing nostalgic 80s styling with sleek and up-to-date technology.

 With the Heritage Series Grandeur, our designers have reinterpreted an important part of Hyundai’s history as a wonderfully unique blend of vintage and contemporary that reflects the boundless possibilities of our EV era.

Hak-soo Ha, Head of Interior Group of the Hyundai Design Center said.
Hyundai Grandeur EV concept
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Featuring burgundy velvet front seats, a single spoke steering wheel, infinity mirrors and even a jet plane-style gear selector, the Grandeur’s interiors transport its passengers to the 80s.

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Bronze tinted lighting and auburn Napa leather back seats reinforce this excessive and lavish 80s aesthetic. The concept’s standout pixel lighting features on the interior roof lighting as well as on the head and tail lights. Hyundai’s Parametric Pixels have even been slated to feature in the production version of the Ioniq 6.

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According to Which Car, the reveal of Hyundai’s Grandeur resto-mod in South Korea sparked rumours around the Grandeur Heritage Series concept being brought into production alongside an all-new petrol-powered model. While these rumours remain unconfirmed, the style elements of the reimagined Grandeur are already being spotted in Hyundai’s new upcoming models.

The retro-mod Grandeur follows Hyundai’s revamping of the 1975 Pony and joins a number of other iconic cars that have gotten the retro-futurism treatment.

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