Hyundai reimagines its classic 1980s Grandeur with a Heritage Series EV resto-mod
Earlier this month, Hyundai unveiled a reimagined Grandeur, a car that it released in 1986. According to the company, its designers 'gave the boxy original a retro-futuristic makeover' and one that would not look out of place in Cyberpunk 2077. Unsurprisingly, Hyundai tweaked the Grandeur by adding an all-electric powertrain and new exterior lighting, along with numerous interior changes.
While just a concept car, the company has been showcasing it at Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang and Seoul Motorstudio, as the photos below show. According to the company's press release, it has decked out the Grandeur Heritage series with burgundy Alcantara and Nappa leather seats accented by silver metal and gloss black elements.
Hyundai has also equipped the reimagined Grandeur with a widescreen display, an integrated soundbar and a 'portrait control panel' that houses driving and multimedia functions. Hyundai even claims that its 18-speaker sound system delivers 'acoustic theory similar to that of a concert hall'.
The Grandeur Heritage series will never make it to production. However, its technology could inspire future Hyundai cars, with the company having recently announced a Li-metal battery investment that could bring 500-mile ranges to the Ioniq series.