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Hyundai Nuvis

Hyundai Nuvis

Hyundai Nuvis

Hyundai Nuvis

Hyundai Nuvis

Hyundai Nuvis interior
Make Hyundai
Model Nuvis
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine hybrid

The Hyundai Nuvis concept was one of the vehicles displayed at the 2009 New York Motor Show. The Nuvis was designed at Hyundai's American design center in Irvine, California and is intended to preview a possible future design direction for the next-generation of crossover vehicles from the manufacturer.

The exterior styling of the Nuvis was partially inspired by the way water moves and flows around the hull and sides of a boat, creating a wake, and the way wind shapes a snowdrift or sandune.

"Our goal was to create a living machine, constantly moving, that the driver and passengers could be part of," said John Krsteski, Hyundai Design manager. "There are no lines on or in this car that are standing still."

The bold face of the Nuvis concept is dominated by the large central grille and elongated diamond-shaped headlights.

"One of the coolest attributes of Nuvis is that the protective roof appears to float on top of the body through the use of hidden pillars and high-contrast glass," said Andre Hudson, Hyundai senior designer. "This effect starts at the headlamps and is carried all the way through to the taillights producing a tall, strong body-side and rear."

Perhaps the most striking and unusual design feature of the Hyundai Nuvis are the massive gullwing doors which, when open, provide a completley unobstructed view of the interior.

In keeping with the exterior design theme, the interior of the Nuvis is dominated by a striking blue acrylic center stack that ebbs and surges like a river. The four sculptured, comfortable seats are custom woven with a graduated fabric that is formed from 100% recyled plastic drinks bottles. A futuristic infotainment system is fed by outside sources – the occupants, for example, can learn of a restaurant's specials that evening as they drive past it.

Powering the Hyundai Nuvis concept is a hybrid drivetrain which consists of a fuel effcient 2.4 litre engine and a 30kW (205 Nm) electric motor.

Source: Hyundai

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