Hyundai Hexa Space (HND-7) Concept unveiled at the Auto Expo 2012

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 5, 2012

Hyundai unveiled the Hexa Space Concept at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Dehli and promises to revolutionize the use of interior space. Codenamed HND-7, the Hyundai Hexa Space Concept features the same “Fluidic Sculpture” design language as well as new bold character lines on the side panels, while the interior features other elements of family design, such as Hyundai’s distinctive hexagonal grille, which is applied to the seat designs.

The most interesting thing is seen at the interior, where the vehicle features eight hexagonally shaped seats that fit together like puzzle pieces, maximizing internal space while minimizing vehicle width. As expected, the HND-7 targets young urban families in their 30s and 40s, and people who live in the bustling and exciting cities of the world’s emerging economies.

Moreover, the seats offer bustling and exciting cities of the world’s emerging economies: center seats fold flat for greater comfort, the second row folds flat to create a limousine function, the back row folds flat for light-cargo use.

The car also features an innovative door design: the rear door lifts out and slides back in order to create a wide-open entry on each side. 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 runs on 19-inch tires. Under the hood, we found a Kappa 1.2-liter turbo GDI engine bolted to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Hyundai Hexa Space Concept

Hyundai Motor Company held the world premiere of its newest concept, a multi-purpose vehicle called the Hyundai Hexa Space Concept at the Auto Expo 2012 in New Delhi. The new concept revolutionizes the use of interior space, another example of Hyundai's "New Thinking. New Possibilities."

Hyundai Hexa Space Concept, 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, maximizing internal space while minimizing vehicle width. From honeycombs to architecture, the hexagon is known as an optimum shape for space efficiency.

Hyundai Hexa Space Concept 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 - center seats fold flat for greater comfort, the second row folds flat to create 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 center seat in the first two rows of Hyundai Hexa Space Concept 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, creating wide-open entry on each side.

Hyundai Hexa Space Concept's interior is completed with high-tech features, including a touch-screen center console, a push-button shifter and a cluster ionizer air purifier. Several storage spaces are tucked throughout the interior.

Despite the roomy interior, Hexa Space maintains a narrow overall width, key for maneuvering the crowded urban streets of India and the world's emerging nations. Hexa Space shares a platform with Hyundai's compact ix20 and is only slightly wider.

Externally, Hyundai Hexa Space Concept 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 runs on 19-inch tires. Hexa Space is powered by Hyundai's Kappa 1.2-liter turbo GDI engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

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