Hyundai pulled the covers off the Hyundai Hexa Space HND-7 concept at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi, India. The concept was a multi-purpose vehicle which the company said; “revolutionizes the use of interior space”. In terms of overall excitement the concept ranks fairly low on the scale. But in in practical terms it’s near the top of the class, thanks to a multitude of full-size seats and a versatile configuration.
The Hyundai Hexa Space concept features eight slim, hexagonal shaped (hence the ‘Hexa’ name) seats that are arranged in an offset manner, maximizing internal space while minimizing vehicle width. From honeycombs to architecture, the hexagon is known as an optimum shape for space efficiency.
The Hyundai Hexa Space concept, which also goes by the codename ‘HND-7’, is aimed at urban-living young families who live a varied and hectic lifestyle. These customers require a vehicle which is just as good as being a minivan, as it is hauling around sports equipment or flat-pack furniture.
The multi-configuration layout of the Hyundai Hexa Space concept has these variations: Center seats fold flat for greater comfort, the second row folds flat to create a limousine- like layout, or the back row folds flat for light-cargo use. In addition, seven seats fold flat for heavy hauling and all eight fold flat for camping.
In addition to the versatile interior space, the Hyundai Hexa Space also has cleverly engineered doors which lift out and slide back, creating a wide-open entry on either side.
Powering the Hyundai Hexa Space HND-7 Concept was a 1.2 litre turbocharged GDI engine, which is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.