2012 Hyundai Hexa Space Concept

Hyundai introduced an interesting concept vehicle at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The concept infuses elements of crossover in an MPV (multi purpose vehicle) and is said to revolutionize the usage of interior space.

Hyundai has named the concept as Hexa Space Concept as it remarkably maximizes the passenger seating space with innovative design. However, within Hyundai the concept is known as ‘HND-7’.

New Design

The Hexa Sport Concepts imbibes the new ‘fluidic sculpture’ design language of Hyundai. Hexa space is relative small car with wheelbase of only 9 feet but manages to seat 8 passengers quite comfortably. The vehicle features hexagonal shaped seats which fit together like a puzzle in what is a truly innovative seating arrangement.

The door arrangement is also interesting where the doors lift out and then slide back to allow easy access to rear seats. One can manage the seating configuration in multiple ways with options of folding up centre seats or entire 2nd and 3rd rows for a variety of purposes.

The vehicle manages to dish out ample interior space despite being on a narrow platform, which is ideal for maneuvering the vehicle on crowded and narrow roads of India and other emerging markets.

Performance

The vehicle is powered by Hyundai’s Kappa 1.2 liter, 4-cylinder, turbo charged GDI engine. The engine would be matched with a 6 speed automatic transmission. While the engine looks small, it is expected to churn out great output through a turbocharge engine and direct injection and would suffice for the compact size of the MPV.

Hyundai has big plans for this vehicle in the emerging markets, especially in India where the vehicle makes lot of practical sense. The vehicle is targeted at the young urban families in their 30s and 40s for whom space and utility is of prime importance. However, Hyundai doesn't have plans of launching the vehicle anytime soon.

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Hybrid Concept Base Price: NA
Dimensions
Length: 169 in. (430 cm) Wheel Base: 108 in. (275 cm)
Height: 64.8 in. (164.7 cm) Width: 71.6 in. (182 cm)
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 8 people
Performance
Engine: 1.2L Turbo GDI engine Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic