Hyundai's Hexa Space Concept Car made its|
debut at India's 2012 New Delhi Motor Show.
Hyundai Hexa Space Concept
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10th January, 2012
Hyundai Motor Company has held the world premiere of its newest concept, a
multi-purpose vehicle called “Hexa Space” at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. The new concept revolutionises the use of
interior space, another example of Hyundai’s “New Thinking. New Possibilities.”
Hexa Space, codenamed HND-7, carries Hyundai’s characteristic “Fluidic Sculpture” design language, including the bold
character lines on the side panels. Inside, Hexa Space incorporates other elements of family design, such as Hyundai’s
distinctive hexagonal grille, which is applied to the seat designs.
The vehicle features eight slim, hexagonally shaped seats that fit together like puzzle pieces, maximising internal
space while minimising vehicle width. From honeycombs to architecture, the hexagon is known as an optimum shape for space
Hexa Space is targeted at young urban families in their 30s and 40s; customers who live a practical and demanding
lifestyle in the bustling and exciting cities of the world’s emerging economies. These customers need their vehicles to
serve many roles and Hexa Space satisfies those needs with its unique seat design.
The seats offer multiple configurations for seating – centre seats fold flat for greater comfort, the second row folds
flat to provide a limousine function, 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. The centre seat in the first two rows of Hexa Space is positioned
slightly behind the seats on either side, allowing passengers to sit three-abreast without feeling cramped.
Getting in and out of Hexa Space is easy, thanks to its innovative door design. The rear doors lift out and slide back,
providing wide-open entry on each side.
Hexa Space’s interior is completed with high-tech features, including a touch-screen centre console, a push-button
shifter and a cluster ioniser air purifier. Several storage spaces are tucked away throughout the interior.
Despite the roomy interior, Hexa Space maintains a narrow overall width, key for manoeuvring crowded urban streets.
Hexa Space shares a platform with Hyundai’s compact ix20 and is only slightly wider.
Externally, Hexa Space is 4,300 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and 1,647 mm high, giving it substantial headroom. The wheelbase
is 2,750 mm and the concept car has on 19-inch tyres. Hexa Space is powered by Hyundai’s Kappa 1.2-litre turbo GDI engine,
which is matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.